An instrument of unmatched value, the Ovation 1771AX Standard Balladeer Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar is the envy of every guitar maker in its class because of its combination of exceptional tone, great playability and amazing features.
The 1771AX features a mid-depth body, AA solid spruce top, scalloped X-bracing, and a rosewood fretboard and bridge. Chrome tuning machines and a beautiful pearl oak leaf rosette add even more to the already great looks.
The onboard Ovation OCP-1K pickup delivers classic Ovation tone for a beautiful plugged-in sound, and the OP-Pro preamp system was designed to work specifically with the OCP-1K pickup. This offers you a range of features that will enhance your performance in any venue.
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Designed in collaboration with Al DiMeola and Melissa Etheridge, the OP-PRO preamp combines state-of-the-art audio quality with guitarist-friendly features, including EQ and tuning capabilities, for a preamp that should please even the most discriminating player.
Ovation guitars first captured the interest of professional musicians who wanted an acoustic guitar with greater projection on stage. The most visible of these guitarists in the late '60s was Glen Campbell. Every week Glen and his Ovation were welcomed into millions of homes around the country, as America tuned into The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
In the beginning only about 15% of the Ovation guitars had pickups. Ten years later, 90% of our guitars were acoustic/electric. The truly amazing thing is that it also took about 10 years before any of our competition began to offer acoustic/electric models as standard in their line.
While the Ovation pickup has remained the same, the electronics have kept pace with the players' needs and sound reinforcement technology. Over the past 25 years, Ovation has maintained its leadership as the dominant acoustic electric guitar in the world.