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Ovation 1778TX-4 CS Elite

Steel-string guitar

  • Solid cedar top
  • Scalloped X-bracing
  • Mid-depth bowl
  • With cutaway
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard and bridge: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Scale: 642 mm
  • 22 Frets
  • Multiple soundholes
  • Pickup: Ovation OP Pro pickup system
  • Colour: Natural Satin
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Top Cedar
Back and Sides Plastic
Cutaway Yes
Body Depth DB
Fretboard Rosewood
Frets 22
Pickup System Yes
Colour Natural
Incl. Case No
Incl. Gigbag No

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Good looking, but dissapointing in overall

03.03.2017
For this price the build quality is pretty awful.

Truss-rod for some reason couldn't be adjusted (I tried different tools with no luck), neck is really hard to play no matter which string gauge you use. This is strange, because ovations are famous for their fast necks.

There was a barely visible crack(!) on the inside of headstock, which was factory repaired later in factory conditions before sending it to me. So I received completely new guitar with visible signs of this crack.

It was held in room temperature in original case with semi-high humidity, but guitar's front finish cracked twice in about a year. Isn't the best feeling when buying a new guitar. I have other acoustic guitars held in same conditions,15 years and still no cracks.

Playing/recording through pre-amp doesn't bring any "wows", common for my ear unpleasant piezo signal.

This guitar was primarily used in studio, recording it straight into a condenser mic or in a pair or together with a ribbon brought quite decent results. However, guitar could lack mids. It was used on a stage also, but nothing special.

Pros

-Nice looking (chick magnet :D )

-compact, comfortable to hold

-when recording with a condenser (or other type mic) results aren't bad at all

Cons

-poor build quality

-neck is very hard to play, fingers become killed right away

-neck isn't adjustable, truss rod not functioning

-overpriced Korean guitar



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