Ovation Elite TX D-Scale - Black

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar Tuned to D Standard (D-G-C-F-A-D) with Solid Spruce Top, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and OP Pro Electronics - Black
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Fresh Low Sound, Comfortable Feel

Alternate tuning gives you thick, rich guitar tones! Pick up the Ovation Elite TX D-Scale acoustic-electric guitar, and get ready to hear music in a fresh way. This great-looking Ovation roundback instrument is tuned a full step below standard. That means, you can put a capo on the 2nd fret and go on and play it as you would any acoustic. But, take the capo off, and you have access to frets and powerful low tones you never could access before - unless you risked your guitar's setup or enduring floppy-string fret buzz by tuning down yourself.

The Ovation Elite TX D-Scale acoustic-electric guitar gives you a sound that's akin to today's popular baritone guitars. And since it has an extended scale length (28-1/3"), you'll enjoy that voicing while retaining the playing ease you love about your favorite 6-string acoustic. But, just because the Ovation Elite TX D-Scale is particularly special by design, it doesn't mean Ovation skimped on the tonal goods. This slick-looking guitar features a A-grade solid spruce top, scalloped "X" bracing for sustain and power, multiple sound holes, a rock maple neck, and a comfortable natural satin neck finish. There's even an Ovation OP Pro preamp and an OCP-1K pickup to get those rich tones when you're plugged in and performing onstage. Great guitar!

Ovation Elite TX D-Scale Features at a Glance:
  • Finish: Black
  • Tuned a Full Step Below Standard: D-G-C-F-A-D
  • Mid-depth Cutaway Body Style
  • Top: A-grade Solid Spruce
  • Bracing: Scalloped "X" Bracing
  • Sound Hole: Multiple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Natural Satin
  • Peghead Finish: Satin Black
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood with Black Stain and Black Binding
  • Scale Length: 28-1/3"
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Black Stain
  • Tuners: Black Ovation
  • Preamp: Ovation OP Pro
  • Pickup: Ovation OCP-1K
Get your hands on the Ovation Elite TX D-Scale and explore its thick, rich voice!

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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 Black
Finish Gloss
Top Wood A Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Lyrachord
Body Bracing Scalloped X
Binding White
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Ovation
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 28.33"
Tuning Machines Sealed
Bridge Material Rosewood
Electronics OP-Pro preamp with OCP-1k
Strings D'Addario EXP16 (.012-.053) Phosphor Bronze
Manufacturer Part Number DS778TX-5

Customer Reviews

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Beautiful tones

This is my most versatile guitar. It can tune to D, 1 step down, or with medium gauge strings I often tune it down to C,, 2 steps down. Tuned down to B, the strings flop a little, but I have used a baritone set to good effect. The tone is wonderful and sonorous, with a piano like quality on lower notes. Amplified it sounds even better with the Pro Preamp. It's fun playing in better keys for my voice when tuned to C, plus I always get a lot of admirers after the gig wanting to know about the guitar.
Music background: Semi pro musician


Absolutely worth the $! A joy to play...especially amplified.

D Scale

Bought open box instrument to supplement a great sounding Alvarez Baritone. Wanted a hybrid with baritone tone, but good electronics and easier to play. Very pleased. Surprisingly good unplugged, I found the "sweet spot" is using medium gauge Martin SP's and tuning down to C, which guitar easily accommodates. Lower tuning is possible, but loses tone in B or A. Great for finger style and electronics very true. Happy with purchase. Plus, looks great!
Music background: Playing since Jesus' Bar Mitzvah. Have owned everything ever made since the 17th century (still paying off that first Shakespearean lute).

Ovation EliteTX D-Scale

I bought this D-scale guitar to supplement a high end custom steel string. This is a fun guitar to play and does exactly what I desire. It is sturdy, appears well made, and for the price is an incredible bargain.
Music background: Recreational player

Baritone Beauty

I lusted after Ovation's more expensive baritone offering for years but just couldn't justify the cost -- when this more budget-friendly version came along, I went for it. I'm glad I did. It's not as pretty but it sounds great. Yes, you can play this Ovation in D, should you desire, but it has a true baritone scale so it can be tuned down to B or even A, with the appropriate strings. And it sounds good down there, just enough brightness and snap to make those low notes sparkle a bit,. Sounds fine played finger-style...so who needs a bass?
See also: Acoustic-Electric Guitars, Ovation, Ovation 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Ovation Acoustic / Electric Guitars