Ovation Elite Celebrity Super Shallow - Sunburst

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Lyrachord Back and Sides, Nato Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and OP-4BT Electronics - Sunburst
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First-rate Sound and Powerful Plugged-in Performance

The Ovation Celebrity Elite Super Shallow CE48-1 acoustic-electric guitar is packed with Ovation's legendary plugged-in performance, along with first-rate sound, style, and value. Ovation's classic multi-soundhole design and quartersawn scalloped X-bracing combine to imbue your playing with clear highs, focused lows, and a balanced response, along with phenomenal volume and projection. A Slimline pickup and OP-4BT preamp system provide plenty of useful features, such as a 3-band EQ and Volume/Gain control for tone-shaping, an onboard tuner, and a low battery light. The Ovation Celebrity Elite Super Shallow CE48-1 acoustic-electric guitar makes an excellent onstage companion.

Ovation Celebrity Elite CE48-1 Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • The history of Ovation
  • Super Shallow body shape yields incredible playing comfort
  • Onboard OP-4BT preamp delivers superb onstage performance
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."

Super Shallow body shape yields incredible playing comfort

The Ovation Celebrity Elite CE48-1's Super Shallow body design is incredibly comfortable to play, but it offers full-bodied tone and a powerful projection that belies its thinner profile. Originally suggested to Ovation by country music legend Glen Campbell, the Super Shallow body style has since become the preferred body style of King Crimson's Robert Fripp, as it enables him to employ his electric guitar picking position while playing an acoustic instrument.

Onboard OP-4BT preamp delivers superb onstage performance

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 CE48-1 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 CE48-1 Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Acoustic-electric guitar with solid spruce top and attractive transparent finish
  • Classic multi-soundhole design creates clear highs, focused lows, and balanced response
  • Super Shallow body shape provides incredible playing comfort
  • Quartersawn scalloped X-bracing yields phenomenal volume and projection
  • Slimline pickup and OP-4BT preamp system deliver powerful onstage performance
  • 3-band EQ and Volume/Gain control supply tone-shaping options
The Ovation Celebrity Elite CE48-1 acoustic-electric guitar is a powerful performer!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Super Shallow
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Transparent Sunburst
Top Wood Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Lyrachord
Body Bracing Quartersawn Scalloped X
Binding Ivory White
Neck Wood Nato
Radius 10"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Microdots
Number of Frets 20 (24 for high E-string)
Scale Length 25.25"
Tuning Machines Die-cast sealed
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material ABS
Nut Width 1.6875"
Electronics OP-4BT
Strings Adamas 1818E Light Acoustic (.012-.053)
Manufacturer Part Number CE48-1

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Ovation Celerity Elite Super Shallow CE48-1

I love it! It sounds great. I received a call about 2 hours after I order it to tell me it is on the way. I received it in great condition. It is beautiful. The only negative was that the battery was low and I had to change it out (no big deal). It looks great, plays great, and sounds great. Thank you all at Sweet Water.
Music background: Self- taught only playing about 2 years
5/5

Ovation Celebrity Elite Super Shallow CE48-1

This guitar is beautiful and it plays awesome! Had Sweetwater do a setup to lower the action and they did a wonderful job. Matt Emick is my salesman and he is class personified. Thank you all!!!
Music background: worship music
4/5

2 week review

I was so happy to get one of these iconic guitars. I have NEVER purchased a guitar without playing it first, and selecting the one I like. I took a chance and ordered this CE48 from SW. The guitar arrived exactly as stated. It was carefully packed, in perfect condition, and by chance the sunburst was more gold than orange. I loved that. The guitar was in perfect tune as delivered. Wow. I have messed around with it for two weeks now, and have to say I love it. The super shallow body does not roll out when played standing. The electronics seem good. Wish I could use phantom power for p/u. Consider that when buying. Some models do. The fit and finish of this foreign made piece is beautiful. The case is good quality and fits well. I believe someone is overseeing quality control who cares. Time will tell. I will set a reminder to review this again after playing live and loud with the band.
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Ovation, Ovation 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Ovation Acoustic / Electric Guitars