Ovation Celebrity Standard - Ruby Red

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Lyrachord Back and Sides, Bound Rosewood Fingerboard, and OP-4BT Preamp with Built-in Tuner - Ruby Red
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The Innovation of Ovation!

When you play an Ovation Celebrity Standard CS24, you're not only playing a quality guitar, but also an instrument designed with innovation in mind. 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. This Celebrity Standard CS24 acoustic-electric guitar features a Mid-depth Cutaway bowl that delivers impressive acoustic sound and comes equipped with an OP-4BT preamp. Ovation guitars have been winners onstage for decades - find out why, with the Ovation Celebrity Standard CS24.

Ovation Celebrity Standard CS24 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 out there. This Celebrity Standard CS24 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 Standard CS24 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 Standard CS24 Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Acoustic-electric guitar with innovative Lyrachord body
  • 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
  • Bound 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 Standard CS24!

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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 Ruby Red
Top Wood Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Lyrachord
Body Bracing Modified X
Binding White fretboard binding
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Abalone dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.25"
Tuning Machines Chrome tuners
Bridge Material Walnut
Nut Width 1.6875"
Electronics OP-4BT preamp system
Strings D'Addario EXP16 (.012-.053) Phosphor Bronze
Manufacturer Part Number CS24-RR

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Bang for the buck!

When I purchased this acoustic, I was just looking for a cheapie to mess around with since I play electric guitar and bass. This Ovation Celebrity may be inexpensive but it is in NO WAY cheap. I give a lot of credit to the techs at Sweetwater for the expert setup they did on this instrument. The tuning and intonation was PERFECT and there was not a single dead spot or fret buzz anywhere on the entire neck. There are a lot of acoustics out their that sell for below $400.00 but they DO have dead spots and fret buzz. This particular Ovation has the mid size bowl back that really produces decent sound and tone dry or unplugged but when you do plug it in and add a bit of delay or chorus, then it is sonic candy to the ears. Also the neck is nice and thin making in fast like an electric and I might also add there was not a single sharp edged fret on this neck. Super smooth from top to bottom! This guitar truly plays and sounds beautifully and like an acoustic costing many times more. It may be made in China but the quality is every bit as good as an American made instrument. The only complaint is the bowl is a little bigger on the back than would allow you to play it without a strap unless you are really skinny. No problem though, just add a strap and enjoy. This is a great acoustic for a beginner or advance player as well. Overall, very high quality build and sound. Oh yeah and the ruby red is absolutely beautiful.
Music background: Used to play in cover bands back in the 80's but now just play as a hobbiest.
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Ovation, Ovation 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Ovation Acoustic / Electric Guitars