Ovation 1778T Elite T Acoustic Electric Guitar On Sale Black
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|Ovation 1778T Elite T Acoustic Electric Guitar in Black with Hardshell Case|
Super Clean, All Black, All Business Look!
The made in the USA Elite T Acoustic/Electric Series is designed as an alternative to the traditional Ovation Elite series.
Shedding the classic multi-piece hardwood epaulet sound hole decorations, this new model incorporates a simpler, untrimmed pattern that enhances the low and mid-range punch.
The rock maple neck profile has also been slimmed down to give it a look and feel more appealing to electric players. An ultra light, yet incredibly durable textured enamel finish is wrapped around the entire back and top.
Rich, bright and super quiet, the OP-30 raises the bar in its class. Three bands of EQ plus the ability to shift the mid band to either a 450Hz or 970Hz gives you complete control over your sound.
There's also a Pre-Shape circuit that not only lifts the bass and treble, but also reduces "rumble" from frequencies below 40Hz. And of course there is an on-board chromatic tuner as an added bonus.
Ovation combines the age-old science of acoustics and computer design!
Mid-Depth Super Shallow Cutaway Body Type
Solid Spruce Top
Rock Maple Neck
Scale Length: 25 1/4"
Ebony Fretboard / no inlays
Ebony Pinless Bridge w/ compensated saddle
Rosette: Untrimmed Multi Soundhole 11 hole configuration - bass side
OP30 preamp featuring 3-band EQ, pre-shape and mid-shift buttons and a full on-board chromatic tuner.
Ovation Thinline Pickup
Nutwidth: 1 11/16
IN 1966, AERONAUTICAL PIONEER CHARLIE KAMAN did what few have ever succeeded in doing - he revolutionized the acoustic guitar. Ovation guitars arrived on the scene with their round backs and new ideas. Professional musicians hailed the guitar's performance and purists shook their heads.
In the early sixties, Kaman saw the need to diversify his aviation company into other markets where aerospace technology could create better products. As a longtime guitarist, he understood the needs of players and his extensive helicopter blade experience gave him a better understanding of vibration than any other guitarmaker.
"It wasnt just a case of making a guitar," he continued, "with our background in aerospace, we had the technology to really make a better one." So in 1964, Charlie chose a small team of aerospace engineers and technicians for the project (several of whom were woodworking hobbyists as well) and set them off to work.
They were accustomed to doing things the Kaman way - identify the problem; explore the possible solutions; pick the best result and go with it. They discovered that the flat back of an acoustic guitar actually hindered the balance and projection.
So they broke the first rule of many and developed the roundback. The design improved projection, gave the guitar a better balance from bass through treble and made for a stronger and more rugged instrument.
As Charlie himself put it, "In helicopters, the engineers spend all their time trying to figure out how to remove vibration. To build a guitar, you spend your time trying to figure out how to put vibration in. But vibration is vibration."
Two years and many prototypes later, they brought the first production Ovation to life - the Balladeer. With the now-famous roundback, the first Ovations raised a lot of curious eyebrows in the music industry.
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|plays like an electric|
Sep 28 2007
Review posted by rudy, new orleans
|since i started playing on an electric, this guitar is the most comfortable acoustic i could find, and i tried a lot. Black is back!|
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