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Item Reviews for: Ovation CC48 Celebrity Cutaway Acoustic Electric Guitar  -  OVA CC48 LIST

well worth the money
By: HOWARD from TOLEDO OHIO      Submitted: 6/24/2013

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Workingman's Axe
By: The Lumpster from Bedford, NH      Submitted: 9/4/2012

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Quality Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable? Virtually all inexpensive Acoustic/Electrics are manufactured on the Pacific Rim (China & Korea in particular). If you're looking for a collectors piece, you're dreaming. However, if you want to protect your Goodalls, Olsons, Taylors, and Martins from road use, but STILL produce great live sound from an infinitely playable instrument, you'd be crazy not to consider the CC-48. Reliability How has it stood up over time? Mine has stood up to 250 gigs over the last 3 years, with no worries. Do I expect the top to maintain structural integrity indefinitely? Probably not. Don't care. At $400, if I were to buy one every 5 years, and amortize the cost against earnings, it's still a drop in the bucket. General Your general opinion of this product. For what it is - a very playable, live sound system-friendly axe, I've yet to find one that's better. And, being older than dirt, I've played a bunch... Playability and Feel How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing? The neck is almost a rock neck. Very fast, and smooth. Quick sound adjustments on the guitar require using one hand to pull the upper edge away from your chest, a bit, to access the volume and EQ controls - so, mid-son 'on the fly' adjustments are not easy to do. One of the only gripes I can think of. On the other hand, the onboard preamp controls include a tuner, which is a true blessing for the pro player. Tone Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin? The super-shallow bowl will never provide the natural 'cajones' of a full dreadnaught or jumbo. It was never intended for that. However, it's perfectly adequate for serenading a few friends in your living room. I've even jammed with my buddy who was playing his martin, and I was able to be heard. Finish How did the stain or paint job look? The finish, with the multiple-epaulet sound holes is very cool, and I get compliments on it all the time. Action How was the action out of the box? Needed some setting up from my local luthier. But now is 'sweet'...
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