Ovation Legend Plus - Koa Burst

Acoustic-electric guitar with Spruce Top, Koa Veneer, Lyrachord Back and Sides, Mahogany/Maple Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, and Ovation Electronics - Sunburst
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Tuned for Powerful Acoustic Performance

The Ovation Legend Plus acoustic-electric guitar is built to sound and look fantastic whether enjoying its acoustic tone or plugged in onstage. In addition to Ovation's distinctive contour Lyrachord body, you get a premium solid AAA spruce soundboard top with a stunning koa veneer for a very lively tone with plenty of clarity. And the onboard OP-Pro Studio preamp and Ovation OCP-1 pickup system gives you total control over your amplified tone. You can take the stage with confidence when you're holding the Ovation Legend Plus.

Ovation Legend Plus Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • AAA solid spruce top
  • Ovation's Lyrachord Contour Bowl
  • Powerful electronics
AAA solid spruce top

The Ovation Legend Plus features a AAA solid spruce top that delivers rich, detailed acoustic tone tone. Ovation's innovative Scalloped LX bracing allows the spruce top to vibrate very freely, even with the stunning koa veneer top. The result is exceptionally rich, natural acoustic sound and impressive volume. Sweetwater's performing guitarists love this guitar for its excellent tone and power, even when playing unplugged.

Ovation's Lyrachord Contour Bowl

Ovation's famous Deep Contour bowl gives you amazingly robust acoustic response with the feel of a small-bodied guitar. Fashioned from a glass-microsphere-impregnated Lyrachord composite, and sculpted to fit your body like a glove, the Lyrachord Deep Contour cutaway body is delightful to hold whether sitting or standing. It's Deep construction boasts the acoustic projection power, midrange punch, and massive low end that, Ovation claims is superior to that of traditionally constructed flat tops.

Powerful electronics

Ovation Guitars were one of the first companies to offer an acoustic-electric 6-string guitar aimed at performance. And because they've been doing it for so long, they know a thing or two about getting optimal plugged-in tone. The Ovation OP-Pro preamp and OCP-1K undersaddle pickup in the Legend Plus work together to let you dial in the exact sound you're looking for in a live environment. The 3-band EQ is complemented by controls that offer enhanced harmonics and compression. And the onboard tuner ensures you're tuning remains stable all night.

Ovation Legend Plus Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • AAA solid spruce top delivers rich, traditional tone
  • Beautiful Koa veneer
  • Lyrachord Deep Contour bowl enhances power and is comfortable to play
  • Venetian cutaway gives you easy access to upper frets
  • Grape-leaf and abalone rosette
  • Ebony fingerboard with abalone dot and diamond inlays
  • OP-Pro Studio electronics with 1/4" and XLR output
  • Onboard 3-band EQ, limiter/compressor, exciter, and chromatic tuner
The Ovation Legend AX plays beautifully and sounds fantastic, unplugged or onstage.

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Tech Specs

Series Legend
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Deep Contour
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Sunburst
Finish Gloss
Top Wood AAA Solid Spruce with Koa Veneer
Back & Sides Wood Lyrachord
Body Bracing LX Scalloped
Neck Wood Mahogany/Maple
Fingerboard Material Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay Abalone dot and diamond
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.25"
Tuning Machines Gold Die-cast with Pearl Buttons
Bridge Material Ebony
Nut/Saddle Material Bone nut
Electronics OP-Pro Studio with built in tuner
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number C2079AXP-KOB

Customer Reviews

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Pleasantly surprised!

The guitar arrive from Sweetwater and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised overall. The craftsmanship was flawless. It was somewhat heavier than what I was use to for an acoustic. But, I was vaguely reminded of what Ovations were like. Back in the early eighties I owned an Ovation Roundback Balladeer. It was pretty prehistoric by any of today's standards. I swear that guitar was cursed. I couldn't do squat with it and I wound up cashing it in to some secondhand guitar store. Fast forward thirty some years later to today - I thought I'd give it another go. After doing some serious homework on it... and Ovation touting that they totally re-engineered the guitar from top to bottom. I figured I would see if it were true. My beautiful wife stepped in and bought me one from the guys at Sweetwater. The Ovation Legend Plus - Koa Burst. True to their word it was totally a make over to the good! It plays smooth (right out of the box), sounds fantastic (full projection & robust) electronics are spot-on and powerful sounding in a real good way (love'em). Other than a bit heavier than I'm use to - I can't find any flaws. Thanks Nick & Sweetwater. It's pricey, but a good buy. I must admit that it will take some getting use to because Ovations aren't like other flattop guitars. They're a breed all their own. But in a good and cool way. So if you're looking for a new experience or something to pull ya' out of that same old rut, give this a try - you'll be glad you did. It really is a nice guitar and an even better experience!


Beautiful guitar and beautiful case to place guitar in

Great Ovation Guitar

I purchased my Ovation Custom Legend Contour Koa guitar in July 2016. I own 34 guitars (mostly acoustic), including four other Ovation guitars. This new Korean made Ovation Custom Legend Koa is fantastic and competes will with high end guitars. It came from Sweetwater with a perfect height set up, but the fret ends are a little bit sharp. My luthier can take care of finishing and polishing the frets. The wood grain is stunning. The abalone inlays are colorful. The contour back makes it easier to play without feeling like the guitar is sticking out at an odd angle when I am standing and playing. I play solo and duo gigs around 150 times each year. The Ovation pickup system remains one of my favorite acoustic guitar pickup systems. I am able to get great sound from the system, with a minimal amount of feedback issues. I typically run the guitar through a TC Helicon Voice Play Acoustic, and then out into a Bose L-1 Compact. Mark Stein is my Sweetwater sales rep. It is great dealing with Mark. He returns calls promptly and takes all of the time needed to make sure my needs as a customer are being met.
Music background: Working solo and duo musician

Ovation Custom Legend Contour - Koa, Sunburst

When I received this guitar and opened the case I was amazed at the stunning beauty of this guitar. Pictures can't capture what it is really like to hold and feel the quality of this guitar. I really like the D'AddarioEXP coated strings, they are my favorite. After a brief tuning the tone and sound quality was superb. Whether finger picking or flat picking this guitar you get a sound that is outstanding. If any one is considering buying a quality guitar you've got to give this guitar a try. I comes with a very nice case which makes this the total package. The people at Sweetwater Music are simply the best. Before shipping they e-mailed a personal photo gallery of my guitar and the candy was a real kick. I would recommend them to anyone.

Absolutely perfect!

Ovation guitars are some of the best built, most beautiful instruments available. Period. Beautiful woods, stunning inlays, top-notch hardware. The new back design is very comfortable and it no longer slides all over my lap or turns odd angles when using it with a strap. The Ovation electronics are and have always been the best-sounding in the business. My new guitar sounds wonderful through my church PA! A little chorus, a little reverb... beautiful. Don't let naysayers convince you that Ovation guitars don't sound wonderful or that the lyrachord back is a bad thing. Head up to Sweetwater and try one on for yourself. My personal sales expert at Sweetwater is Geoff Allen. I've never had better service from anyone, anywhere. Geoff always returns my calls right away, and when I just order online he calls to follow up and gets my gear out the door the same day. Thanks Geoff!
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Ovation, Ovation 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Ovation Acoustic / Electric Guitars