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Item Reviews for: Ovation 1778TX Elite T Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar  -  OVA 1778TX5 LIST

A great guitar at any price!
By: Alan from Birmingham, AL, awcargile@gmail.com      Submitted: 7/7/2014

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General Your general opinion of this product. I have owned this guitar for two years now and can say that this is truly a great guitar. The sound is excellent plugged or unplugged. I have been and active musician since the early 70's so I have had some experience with a lot of guitars. Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? A very well made guitar. In my time with it I have never had a problem at all. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? Everything feels fine. High quality components and hardware. It took me a little bit to get used to the round back but it's never been a real problem. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The tone is wonderful. It's a full tone despite the mid depth bowl. Plugged in you can get about any tone that you can use with the equalizer. Action How was the action out of the box? The action was good out of the box but I wanted it a bit lower so I removed one of the shims from under the pick-up. Now the action is just the way I like it and there's no fret buzz. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? It looks great. Very high quality finish and fit! Reliability How has it stood up over time? It is about the toughest acoustic guitar that I have ever owned. All the hardware and components show virtually no ware after twoo years of regular play.
MY FIRST OVATION
By: Jeff from Mahwah, NJ USA      Submitted: 11/28/2012

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Quality 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. Reliability 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. General 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. Tone 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. Finish 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. Action 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.
Nice Guitar not sure its worth the extra money
By: Paul P. from Oviedo, FL, ppryor7@hotmail.com      Submitted: 2/28/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? seems to be of good quality Reliability How has it stood up over time? only had a couple weeks don't see reliability being an issue of concern General Your general opinion of this product. Plays nice and sounds nice. I always wanted an ovation and I finally have one. The rounded back does make it a bit slippery to play when sitting down. I never play standing up or with a strap so kinda not really digging it slipping around on my leg.The action is pretty good not quite sure what i was hoping for. Im not totally sure that its worth the extra money over the celebrity. Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? its light and feels good. like a said earlier the rounded back which is of course all ovation is kinda slippery when playing sitting down. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? very nice and mellow over all tone. Havet really played much with it plugged in. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? its a flat black finish so kinda hard to mess that up. kinda wishing i had gone with one of the others though since it makes the front of the guitar looks like plastic like the back Action How was the action out of the box? Was decent typical ovation maybe was hoping a little lower but still really good for an acoustic guitar
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