Ovation Celebrity Elite CE Mid - Spalted Maple

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Ovation's Innovative Lyrachord Body with Spalted Maple Top

The Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-SM acoustic-electric guitar takes Ovation's innovative Lyrachord body and adds a beautiful spalted maple top, for sweet tone with gorgeous looks to match. The Lyrachord body is a durable, lightweight alternative to wood backs and has a smooth interior surface, specifically designed to enhance the reflections inside your instrument. The Mid-Depth Cutaway body is a favorite Ovation body style, as it strikes a balance between Ovation's thinnest and thickest body styles. And with the built-in OP-4BT electronics, the Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-SM is ready to rock!


Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-SM Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:

The history of Ovation

Mid-depth body balances sonic projection and playing comfort

Onboard OP-4BT preamp


The History of Ovation

In 1964 Charlie Kaman set out to revolutionize the acoustic guitar by compiling a group of aerospace engineers to create something guitar players had never seen or heard before. They discovered that the flat backs of modern day acoustics actually hindered the balance and projection of the guitar. And so, the roundback designs found on Ovation guitars were born. 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."

Mid-depth body balances sonic projection and playing comfort

Ovation guitars possess one of the more intriguing acoustic-electric guitar designs you'll find. This Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-SM sports Ovation's mid-depth body style which helps enhance projection and tonal richness while being extremely comfortable to play, even for smaller players.


Onboard OP-4BT preamp

Ovation wrote the book on live acoustic guitar. They were the first company to introduce pickups and preamplifiers in the acoustic guitar, essentially inventing a new instrument. The Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-SM is equipped with an OP-4BT preamp that has +/- 12dB control over the bass, midrange, and treble frequencies. In addition, the onboard tuner makes it easy to stay in tune.


Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-SM Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:

Acoustic-electric guitar with innovative Lyrachord body

Beautiful spalted maple top for crisp, well-balanced tone

Mid-depth bowl body with cutaway enhances projection while still being comfortable to play

Onboard OP-4BT electronics with built-in tuner so you always sound your best

Rosewood fretboard plays fast and smooth

3-band EQ helps you fine-tune your sound for any stage setting


Tech Specs

String Type: Steel

Number of Strings: 6

Body Shape: Mid-Depth Cutaway

Body Style: Single Cutaway

Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed

Color: Natural

Finish: Gloss

Top Wood: Spalted Maple

Back & Sides Wood: Lyrachord

Body Bracing: X Bracing

Binding: Black

Neck Wood: Nato

Radius: 10"

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Fingerboard Inlay: Dots

Number of Frets: 20

Scale Length: 25.25"

Tuning Machines: Gold Die-Cast

Bridge Material: Rosewood

Nut/Saddle Material: ABS

Nut Width: 1.6875"

Electronics: OP-4CT Preamp with Ovation Slimline Pickup

Strings: 'Addario EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light, (.012-.053)

Manufacturer Part Number: CE44P-SM