The roundback bowl design is the hallmark of Ovation Guitar and musicians have embraced it for its ability to project more as well as its balanced sound. The first guitar introduced by Ovation was the Balladeer, embraced by coffee shop musicians and buskers around the world, this guitar started the revolution. Looking for a bigger sound and a way to electrify the acoustic guitar had been a challenge for designers for years, but the Ovation engineers created a new pickup that let musicians step away from the microphone and still be heard. Letting the true sound of acoustic guitar
be clearly heard in venues large and small, the Ovation acoustic / electric guitar
has given freedom to generations of musicians. While the piezoelectric pickup is still the original design, the Ovation brand has kept pace with the advances in electronics over the years and keep players at the forefront of music technology.
The unique body construction of Ovation guitars means that their backs are made with a molded Lyrachord composite. This composite is strong but light making the guitar
comfortable to play and rugged enough to be played every day and out at gigs. There are four version of the bowlback that have made Ovation famous; the Countour Bowl is the latest design and fits the countours of a player's body, the Deep Bowl produces the largest, fullest sound with a deep bass tone, the Mid-Depth Bowl is a blend between the more shallow and deeper options offered, the Super Shallow Bowl is a slimmer option that is comfortable and easy to play without losing the benefits of the bowl shape for sound. In every case the shape of the back improves projection and reflects top vibrations better than traditional material while producing a sound that is well balanced and clear.
Ovation offers quality guitars
for a variety of budgets. The Ovation Celebrity line is the most affordable, putting the innovation and quality of Ovation within the reach of everyone. Still featuring the roundback bowl design and lyrachord body, but at a price that anyone can afford. Other lines from Ovation such as the Balladeer, Elite and Legend run the full range of prices and customization allowing artists to find the guitar that suits their sound needs. While the majority of Ovation guitars offered are 6-string, Ovation 12-string guitars are available in several models. The celebrated 12-string Balladeer has a rich tone that suits many musicians looking for a depth of tone that can only be created by the twelve string guitar. The Legend, Elite and LX lines also have 12-string guitars, so no matter what your favorite is you can find just the guitar that you want. When you play an Ovation guitar, you join legends such as Joan Armatrading, K.K. Downing, Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, Ziggy Marley, Vince Neil, Shakira, Nikki Sixx and Shania Twain.