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Ovation Elite TX Mid-Depth D-Scale - Black Reviews

4.5 stars based on 7 customer reviews
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  • from Minneapolis MN December 29, 2014Music Background:
    Semi pro musician

    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.

  • from Vegas May 9, 2013


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

  • from February 7, 2017Music Background:
    Playing since Jesus' Bar Mitzvah. Have owned everything ever made since the 17th century (still paying off that first Shakespearean lute).

    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!

  • from Bakersfield, CA August 27, 2013Music Background:
    Recreational player

    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.

  • from Florida Panhandle March 7, 2012

    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?

  • from Louisville, KY. Home of the Cardinals, 2013 Men's NCAA Basketball Champions! May 21, 2013Music Background:
    Porch picker

    Unusual and Fun to Play!

    Playing it in the D tuning is a blast but I usually capo it at 2 so I can play along with the kids. The bottom line is we needed another guitar and the D-Scale gave us an added option for our money. Plus the sound is great as long as you keep fresh strings on it and the electronics are good too. Sounds great through my Vox and my Marshall. The neck feels good and it is aesthetically a pretty instrument. Lots of people play my guitars and they all love this one.

    The only downside is it is hard to find one you can play before your purchase. It's a leap of faith but I'm glad I did it!

  • from Knoxville, TN June 27, 2012Music Background:
    I have been mostly playing at home for my own entertainment for 50 years now.

    The D-Scale provides new song options.

    I ordered the Ovation D-Scale because I have a limited vocal range, and I thought the D-Scale would expand my selections of songs (rather than transposing keys or tuning a standard guitar down to 'D'). I did not have an opportunity to play the guitar before purchasing it, so when I received it, i found the string guage and tension to be greater than any of my other guitars. This isn't a real problem, and I am trying to grow into the strings. (Ovation recommends not going to strings that are significantly lighter.)
    Bottom line,the guitar has proven to be exactly what I was looking for and has a great sound; it's a keeper.

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