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Ovation 1778TX Elite T Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar

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Product Description

Designed as an alternative to the traditional Ovation Elite series, the Ovation 1778TX Elite T Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar is lightweight, resilient, and offers maximum performance potential and unique styling.

The scalloped X bracing and AA grade solid spruce top on the 1778TX lends tremendous power to the soundboard, and the rock maple neck profile has been slimmed down to give it a look and feel more appealing to electric players.

Shedding the classic multi-piece hardwood epaulet sound hold decorations, the 1778TX incorporates a simpler, untrimmed, 11-hole pattern that enhances the low and mid range punch. Other noteworthy features include Ovation’s signature multi-soundholes (bass side only), rosewood fretboard with black stain bridge and the OP Pro preamp.

Plus, an ultra light, yet incredibly durable, textured enamel finish is wrapped around the entire back and top to put the finishing touch on this amazing guitar.

The onboard Ovation OCP-1K pickup delivers exceptional balance note-to-note, and 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.

OP-PRO Onboard Preamp and Tuner
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
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.

Product Specifications
Ovation 1778TX Elite T Specifications
  • Body Type: Mid-Depth Bowl
  • Top: AA Solid Spruce
  • Bracing: Scalloped X
  • Scale Length: 25 1/4 inches
  • Fretboard: Rosewood with Black Stain
  • Fret Inlay: None
  • Bridge: Rosewood with Black Stain
  • Rosette: Multi-Soundhole Bass Side
  • Preamp: Ovation OP-PRO
  • Pickup: Ovation OCP-1K
  • Nutwidth: 1 11/16 inch
  • Machines: Black Ovation
  • Strings: DAddario EXP Strings (Light, .012-.053)
  • Optional Case: Ovation 8158 Case

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Phone:  Warranty:  Limited Lifetime, excluding electonics and plating
Jeff from Mahwah, NJ USA
Playability and Feel
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Yes, I think this guitar is well-made. It appears to be durable and will last down the road.
How has it stood up over time?
I just purchased it , so cannot answer at this time. However the floor model I tried had been there for quite awhile and was probably knocked around by many people and still played and sounded great.
Your general opinion of this product.
Due to economic stress I unfortunately had to sell my best 6 string acoustic-electric Taylor, so as a gigging player needed a replacement quickly. This black beauty caught my eye and I was really impressed with its look , feel and sound. It sounds good unplugged and terrific through my amp. I am very happy with this ax
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
This Ovation has a great feel; I love the neck which reminds me of the easy action of an electric. The control panel is easy to access and well-done for this reasonably priced guitar.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The overall tone is well balanced and the electronics are very substantial with plenty of power.
How did the stain or paint job look?
I was looking for a black guitar and I really like the finish on this one, I don't think it looks cheap or plastic-like as others have suggested.
How was the action out of the box?
The action out of the box was good although I will probably have a tech do a setup after awhile as all guitarist have diverse preferences as far as action is concerned.
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