Ovation Elite Cutaway Acoustic Electric Mandolin Distressed Koa with Case

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Ovation mandolins take more than a half-century of esteemed craftsmanship and inspiring design to an unexpected platform, with features that speak to our spirited and forward-thinking philosophies. In the same vein as our unique and resonant guitars, Ovation mandolins offer highly developed design features such as dutifully constructed bracing and choice tone woods, giving you that signature Ovation power and projection no matter your stage. Includes case.

The Ovation Acoustic-Electric Mandolin with Case is designed from the ground up as an acoustic/electric instrument. It features a hand-selected solid-spruce top with lightweight, Mando-Quintad bracing designed to enhance punch and projection.

Ovation's pioneering multi-soundhole design enhances string vibration and sustain by improving soundboard efficiency. With its roundback composite body, the Ovation Mandolin offers more acoustic volume and cutting power than expensive flatback models.

The instrument's upper-bout soundholes are inlaid with exotic hardwoods, and a cutaway offers full access to the sleek, satin finished maple neck and ebony fretboard. A custom high-output pickup and special version of the OP-24+ preamp give the Ovation Mandolin unparalleled amplified tone.

Offering whisper-quiet audio circuitry with very low distortion, the OP-24+ features 3-band EQ with a bypass switch, a Mid-Shift control for selecting a midrange center frequency of either 400 Hz or 1 kHz, a Pre-Shape circuit for boosting bass and treble response while cutting rumble-prone frequencies below 40 Hz, and a battery status light. To provide complete control over the high-output preamp signal, the OP-24+ has a custom-taper volume slider. Includes case.

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Phone:  800-552-4681 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime, excluding electonics and plating

Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Ovation Elite Cutaway Acoustic Electric Mandolin Distressed Specifications
  • Shape: Mandolin Cutaway
  • Bracing: Mando Quintad
  • Back: Ovation Lyrachord Mandolin Bowl
  • Top Finish: Distressed Sunburst
  • Epaulette: Multi-Hole Only
  • Body Top: AA Solid Spruce
  • Body Binding: Herringbone
  • String Gauges: Plain Steel .011/.011, 015/.015, Phosphor Bronze Wound .026/.026, .040/.040
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck: Hard rock Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Natural
  • Frets: 21 fully accessible frets
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Dots
  • Scale: 13 7/8 inches
  • Nut Material: ABS, 1 3/16 inches
  • Electronics: OP-24+ Tthe OP-24+ features 3-band EQ with a bypass switch, a Mid-Shift control for selecting a midrange center frequency of either 400 Hz or 1 kHz, a Pre-Shape circuit for boosting bass and treble response while cutting rumble-prone frequencies below 40 Hz, and a battery status light. To provide complete control over the high-output preamp signal, the OP-24+ has a custom-taper volume slider.
  • Pickup: Ovation high output
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Tuners: Die-Cast Sealed  
  • Machines: Ovation Tuners
  • Hardware Finish: Gold
  • Case: Included

Customer Reviews

Review: Doctor Steve Submitted: 8/29/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Acoustically Good - Electronically GREAT!
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Toured the country in the 70's & 80's playing Ovation exclusively (Adamas, Custom Legend) - & was thrilled when they came out with an Ovation mandolin! Picked this up because I needed a wide-nut mandolin to plug in - & it doesn't disappoint! Don't let the "Make in Korea" bother you - this is Ovation quality from top to bottom. I play a wide-nut Gibson Mandolin Shop custom, so the nut width is perfect. Played acoustically, it's surprisingly good - but plugged in it's a powerhouse. If anyone from Ovation is reading this - let's bring back the MM68 and start building mandolins in the USA again. But this mandolin looks great - sounds great - plays great - couldn't be happier with the purchase!

Review: J Monte Mahan Submitted: 4/8/2019

Product Rating2 out of 5 stars.

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Great but Man, what a lot of work

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Cons: it was barely playable when I got it. The first and second tuner holes were crooked and the tuners were not straight because of it. Had a new bone nut put on, tuner holes filed and drilled,new tuners and had to have the frets leveled. By Gary Brawer in San Francisco. Cost was $320 Pros Great electronics, great balence, super solid construction and great finish on the top. Better than I expected. Had the action and tuners not been abysmal, I would have given it 4.5 stars instead of 2. I'm a professional player and instructor and I'm listed on Wikipedia etc J Monte Mahan

Review: Brian Scott Walker, deepwoodsfunk@hotmail.com Submitted: 3/6/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Absolutely perfect!

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I had the Applause Mandolin for nearly 20 years but decided to upgrade to the Ovation. You can sculpt your sound anyway you want with the onboard pickup and best of all ABSOLUTELY NO FEEDBACK even at high volume. I needed a mandolin that can be used with a full band and not so much the traditional mandolin and condenser mic setup. I would absolutely recommend this mandolin, its a thing of beauty!

Review: Brandolin Submitted: 9/28/2018

Product Rating3 out of 5 stars.

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Was hoping for higher quality

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The guts seem pretty cheap.

Review: Tim Submitted: 12/13/2016

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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I own one and love it!

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If you need to play plugged-in THIS IS YOUR MANDOLIN!!!! I played a Fender A-style for several years but needed something I could plug in to kill the feedback and finally hear myself on stage with a full band! This mandolin has some great on-board electronics which produces a great, full sound. It's also very sturdy and takes the bumps of the road well. The only thing I don't like is the way they "hang" the battery inside. That set-up is awkward and mine kept coming lose. All you need is some velcro tape to fix that. Overall high marks!
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