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Review – Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44

Here’s the latest review from our sister-site Acoustic Review looking at an Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44 acoustic, featuring…

  • Mid-depth Lycrachord cutaway body,
  • Australian Blackwood top,
  • Scalloped quarter-sawn X bracing,
  • Nato neck,
  • Ovangkol fingerboard,
  • 642mm scale length,
  • 42.8mm nut width,
  • CP 100 slimline pick-up,
  • OP4CT preamp & tuner.

Ovation says...”More than fifty years ago, Charles Kaman brought his idea of a modern guitar to the world market. As an ambitious guitarist, he realised his dream and founded his own guitar company, Ovation Guitars, with a difference. He was inspired by traditional standards but he was also equipped with a pronounced openness towards new technology, which he owed to his roots as a developer and manufacturer of helicopters.

Kaman dared to approach guitar building in a way that polarises to this day. A special fibre-plastic composite (Lyrachord®) combined with a parabolic body shape (Roundback®) were the ingredients for a completely new sound experience in the already crowded acoustic guitar market.

The final breakthrough was made possible by the electro-acoustic version of the Ovation guitar.

Here too, Kaman’s experience in the aerospace industry led the way for a development that resulted in the first piezo-electric pickup. This made it possible for acoustic guitarists to remain present even in a full band arrangement, or for soloists to perform at large open-air events without sacrificing sound quality.

This unique sound, coupled with the playing comfort of an electric guitar, still makes the Ovation a must-have for guitarists in clubs and stadiums alike.”

Find out the team’s thoughts in the video above!

Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44: UK RRP: £569.00

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