Al Di Meola Signature Model!
Just because it sports a center-soundhole, don't dare call it traditional. The Ovation roundback body, AAA top and five-piece neck are crafted into an instrument that yields unwavering tonal control - lowest low to highest high - a clarity and volume that is simply unattainable to "traditional" guitarmakers.
The 1769-ADII Custom Legend is the Al Di Meola Signature Model!
Over 300 individual pieces of abalone shell are hand-inlaid into each Custom Elite and Custom Legend, a stunning appearance in any finish. The Custom Legend rosette is also abalone shell in the Ovation oak leaf pattern. Both rank with the finest custom made instruments as examples of pure guitarmaking art.
The Ultimate Spruce Soundboard
These AAA-graded tops are the most flexible and consistent Sitka spruce tops available. Only 5% of all our graded tops are chosen for these fine instruments. Notice that the Custom Legend A-shaped bracing and the Quintad pattern used on the Custom Elite are primarily longitudinal, giving the top greater freedom of vibration. The result is a guitar that can pump out a tremendously broad and powerful sound.
5-Piece Speed and Beauty
The 5-piece mahogany and maple neck is contoured to a "soft-V", the most ergonomic of neck shapes. The bound ebony fingerboard is decorated with abalone inlays and fitted with nickel silver frets. Each of the frets is crowned, dressed and polished by hand, then the fingerboard and neck are finished with Danish oil.
Designed in collaboration with Al DiMeola and Melissa Etheridge, the new OP-PRO combines state-of-the-art audio quality with guitarist-friendly features for a preamp that should please even the most discriminating player.
- Color: Black
- Body Type: Deep Cutaway
- Top: AAA Sitka Spruce w/hand inlaid Abalone Purfling
- Bracing: Ovation A Brace
- Scale Length: 25 1/4"
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Fret Inlay: Abalone
- Bridge: Ebony
- Rosette: Inlayed Ablone Rosette
- Pickup: Original Ovation Patended Pickup
- Nutwidth: 1 11/16"
- Machines: 24k Gold Ovation Die Cast Pearloid Button
- Case: Deluxe Hardshell Case