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Ovation Elite AX Contour Back - Black Gloss Reviews

5.0 stars based on 3 customer reviews
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  • from PineHill , Texas March 20, 2017

    Dream Acustic

    This is a great guitar. It has beautiful, rich tone and the fit and finish are outstanding. This is the guitar I've always dreamed of owning and I got it at a fantastic price. Thanks Sweetwater!!!

  • from Las Vegas, NV April 22, 2016

    Absolutely Wonderful Playing Experience

    This 2078AX-5 Elite exceeds my expectations. I had read the reviews regarding its ease of playability and great tone along with Ovations history so i decided to purchase this one. My usual go to acoustic is my Taylor Mini which has a slightly warmer tone than the 2078AX-5 but i find the 2078AX-5 playability better and its tone is fist class in its own right. Really shines through my Fishman. As the other reviewer wrote, it does indeed play like silk. Its new contour back doesn't slide off the knee either which is a big plus when sitting and playing/practicing.

    onboard electronics are worth noting too. plugged into my Fishman this guitar really sings any story wanting to be told. onboard EQ has a myriad of adjustments with drive & gain knobs an expressor slide and three EQ sildes to shape the tone.

    This 2078AX-5 came with D'Addario exp16(.012-.053) phosphor bronze (i think), though the manual states to use Adamas strings 1818 or 1919. My mini Taylor uses ernie ball Earthwood rock-n-blues 10-52. i'll experiment a bit with strings and see where that fun takes me with the 2078AX-5.

    another special thanks to Zach Garrison, super sales guy. many thanks to the folks, DG & JMB, in the 55-point eval team. right out of the box, the 2078AX-5 played just fine. Sweetwater also packed the guitar good too. there were two "tear scars" on the outside shipping box, but zero damage inside. great professionalism.

    another keeper from Sweetwater.

  • from Hammond, IN June 28, 2013Music Background:
    30+ Years rock, blues

    Fantastic Guitar

    Let me begin by saying I own Martin, Taylor and Breedlove acoustic electrics as well as 2 Gibson Les Pauls and an American Deluxe Tele and an American Deluxe Strat.

    The 2078 Elite is just a magnificent playing guitar with first class sound plugged or unplugged. It has the best action of any acoustic guitar I have ever played. The neck and playability rivals any of my electrics, it plays like silk.

    Visually it is a work of art and the on board electronics are far superior to my Martin or my Taylor which, incidentally, cost me more than double what I paid for the Ovation.

    I have a home recording studio and I can't wait to use this in the studio, the built in EQ and limiter shouold make it the creme of the crop to use in the studio and I will use a couple of mics and run direct to the board because the acoustic sound of this guitar takes a back seat to no one.

    A special thanks to my sales engineer, Delvin Wolf, and to Sweetwater for the stellar service they provide.

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