Ovation Elite Plus Celebrity - Spalted Maple

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spalted Maple Top, Lyrachord Back and Sides, Nato Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and OP-4BT Preamp with Built-in Tuner - Spalted Maple
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Ovation's Innovative Lyrachord Body with Spalted Maple Top

The Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-SM acoustic-electric guitar takes Ovation's innovative Lyrachord body and adds a beautiful spalted maple top, for sweet tone with gorgeous looks to match. The Lyrachord body is a durable, lightweight alternative to wood backs and has a smooth interior surface, specifically designed to enhance the reflections inside your instrument. The Mid-Depth Cutaway body is a favorite Ovation body style at Sweetwater, as it strikes a balance between Ovation's thinnest and thickest body styles. And with the built-in OP-4BT electronics, the Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-SM is ready to rock!

Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-SM Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • The history of Ovation
  • Mid-depth body balances sonic projection and playing comfort
  • Onboard OP-4BT preamp
The history of Ovation

In 1964 Charlie Kaman set out to revolutionize the acoustic guitar by compiling a group of aerospace engineers to create something guitar players had never seen or heard before. They discovered that the flat backs of modern day acoustics actually hindered the balance and projection of the guitar. And so, the roundback designs found on Ovation guitars were born. As Charlie himself put it, "in helicopters, the engineers spend all their time trying to figure out how to remove vibration. To build a guitar, you spend your time trying to figure out how to put vibration in."

Mid-depth body balances sonic projection and playing comfort

Ovation guitars possess one of the more intriguing acoustic-electric guitar designs you'll find at Sweetwater. This Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-SM sports Ovation's mid-depth body style which helps enhance projection and tonal richness while being extremely comfortable to play, even for smaller players.

Onboard OP-4BT preamp

Ovation wrote the book on live acoustic guitar. They were the first company to introduce pickups and preamplifiers in the acoustic guitar, essentially inventing a new instrument. The Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-SM is equipped with an OP-4BT preamp that has +/- 12dB control over the bass, midrange, and treble frequencies. In addition, the onboard tuner makes it easy to stay in tune. Ask any guitarist here at Sweetwater - the OP-4BT gives you the tonal control you need onstage.

Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-SM Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Acoustic-electric guitar with innovative Lyrachord body
  • Beautiful spalted maple top for crisp, well-balanced tone
  • Mid-depth bowl body with cutaway enhances projection while still being comfortable to play
  • Onboard OP-4BT electronics with built-in tuner so you always sound your best
  • Rosewood fretboard plays fast and smooth
  • 3-band EQ helps you fine-tune your sound for any stage setting
You're ready to perform with the Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-SM!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Mid-Depth Cutaway
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Spalted Maple
Body Bracing X Bracing
Binding Black
Neck Wood Nato
Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 10" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.25"
Tuning Machines Gold Die-Cast
Nut Width 1.6875"
Electronics OP-4BT with Ovation Slimline Pickup
Strings D'Addario EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light, (.012-.053)
Manufacturer Part Number CE44P-SM

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5/5

Spalted maple update

After owning this guitar for a couple of weeks I can tell you it is fabulous!! Playing the heck out of it. The tone is rich, not a thing I would do to tweak it. Perfect set up. My sweetwater rep Mike Arango stayed in touch all along the way to make sure all was good. 10 stars to Mike and sweetwater!
5/5

Beautiful Guitar!

I've wanted to own an Ovation guitar for some time, Mark M. made it easier to decide. It is great to actually choose the exact guitar you would be buying, and when mine arrived it did not disappoint! As many other people have said, it was even better up close! The sound is what I was looking for, a brighter tone compared to most traditional acoustics I've played. I just connected it to my little Epiphone amp tonight and wow, it blew me away! Buy one of these, you will NOT be disappointed!
5/5

Beautiful looks and sound...

Have had this for a few days now and played it for several hours. All I can say is I'm in love with this guitar already. It's beautiful and it plays and sounds great. The Sweetwater inspection is awesome. All I had to do was tune and start playing.
Music background: Hobbyist
5/5

Thing of Beauty

As advertised. Photo doesn't do justice of finish. Perfect small frame acoustic that has a lot of ring. Tuner box adequate. Overall great practice to performance guitar.
Music background: Hobbyist Pro Live Recoder Sound Musician Student
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5/5

Fantastic guitar

Easy to play.Beautiful.Great ring unplugged.Sweetwater service top shelf.
Music background: Songwriter and recording 25 year.
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Ovation, Ovation 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Ovation Acoustic / Electric Guitars