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  • MGR/Cal ChanMGR/Cal Chan

    Ovation Celebrity CC 057

    Ovation CC057-HPublished on 01/17/08 at 15:00
    I'm originally a piano player- picked up guitar about 10 years ago and have attempted every style up until now. I tend to naturally side with contemporary blues.

    I bought this for $299 at Guitar Center, I really wasn't sure what brand I was looking for. I just wanted a decent acoustic with a pickup, and a helper at Guitar Center suggested the Ovation as the best bang for the buck in that category so I took his advice.E

    Great sound, both plugged and unplugged. I was a bit worried about the guitar being made in China, but it's really well crafted. Attractive design and detailing, a very beautiful guitar overall (I bought the red one). The projection is excellent for a guitar that's this thi…
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    I'm originally a piano player- picked up guitar about 10 years ago and have attempted every style up until now. I tend to naturally side with contemporary blues.

    I bought this for $299 at Guitar Center, I really wasn't sure what brand I was looking for. I just wanted a decent acoustic with a pickup, and a helper at Guitar Center suggested the Ovation as the best bang for the buck in that category so I took his advice.E

    Great sound, both plugged and unplugged. I was a bit worried about the guitar being made in China, but it's really well crafted. Attractive design and detailing, a very beautiful guitar overall (I bought the red one). The projection is excellent for a guitar that's this thin- I'm not even sure how it works but I've played thicker guitars that don't project as well.

    Since the guitar has a hump-back, you really have to lean forward and step on something to play it without it slipping, but it's really not bad.

    The playability was my main concern- when I first bought it, the action was pretty high and made it very difficult to play fast. My friend's shop had to shave down the saddle and tune the neck to a comfortable level. Now that the action is lower, it plays much better and surprisingly, there's no buzzing or significant changes to the tone. It makes me wonder why they didn't start the guitar with this setup in the first place.

    I usually prefer American or Korean made guitars but playing the ovation and from the first impression, I didn't actually know it was made in China. I'm certainly impressed with the level of work here- it's definitely not the same cheap-o quality you'd expect.

    Excellent for the price. Obviously it doesn't stand up to the playability of a $1000+ guitar, but the tone and projection surprisingly will. So the playability, you may have to customize for yourself- but the sound and build will definitely make you a smile.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/peppinMGR/peppin

    Ovation Celebrity CC 057

    Ovation CC057-HPublished on 07/23/06 at 15:00
    i got this guitar from a friend while i was in hawaii in the navy. i bought from him for $150.

    it has a tuner built in to make it easy for tuning and an electric hook up.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
  • MGR/Kurt (guitar guru) MGR/Kurt (guitar guru)

    Ovation Celebrity CC 057

    Ovation CC057-HPublished on 04/14/04 at 15:00
    I purchased this guitar at Guitar center, I paid $299.00 when it was on sale. It normaly cost $399.00. That is customer cost not list price.

    Great sound and very comfortable to hold and play for me. The price was very reasonable for the quality of guitar. Action is very good, was able to lower action by removing shims under saddle. Holds tune and has a built in tuner.

    The only problem I have is with it slipping out from you while playing. The plastic bowl tends to want to slip occassionally from your leg while sitting and playing. Not a big enough problem to keep me from purchasing another.

    Very good quality construction for the price. Of course there is a plastic bowl on the back but do…
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    I purchased this guitar at Guitar center, I paid $299.00 when it was on sale. It normaly cost $399.00. That is customer cost not list price.

    Great sound and very comfortable to hold and play for me. The price was very reasonable for the quality of guitar. Action is very good, was able to lower action by removing shims under saddle. Holds tune and has a built in tuner.

    The only problem I have is with it slipping out from you while playing. The plastic bowl tends to want to slip occassionally from your leg while sitting and playing. Not a big enough problem to keep me from purchasing another.

    Very good quality construction for the price. Of course there is a plastic bowl on the back but does not seem to effect the great sound I get from this guitar.

    Check this guitar out when you go looking for one! I love it. May want to remove shims from saddle to lower action a bit. Could get some buzz on D string after doing this, so take that into consideration before removing shims. I just put elixer strings on it and they rock.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/masterjammerguitarplayaMGR/masterjammerguitarplaya

    Ovation Celebrity CC 057

    Ovation CC057-HPublished on 06/03/03 at 15:00
    I payed somewhere around 400 at Guitar Center, Seattle, WA. I started doing alot of solo gigs and needed an affordable acoustic/electric.

    In general I find ovations vary attractive guitars. I did a lot of research in this price range and this ovation was by far the best value for the money. Excellent, highly acclaimed electronics, with a great built in tuner. Also very easy to use the eq and access the battery. The mids and highs ring beautifully. Fairly easy to play.

    I've read alot of the other reviews about ovations and my dislikes are about the same. The shallow bowl is hard to play with out a strap. Unplugged the acoustics are just ok because of the shallow bowl. Its good for just pr…
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    I payed somewhere around 400 at Guitar Center, Seattle, WA. I started doing alot of solo gigs and needed an affordable acoustic/electric.

    In general I find ovations vary attractive guitars. I did a lot of research in this price range and this ovation was by far the best value for the money. Excellent, highly acclaimed electronics, with a great built in tuner. Also very easy to use the eq and access the battery. The mids and highs ring beautifully. Fairly easy to play.

    I've read alot of the other reviews about ovations and my dislikes are about the same. The shallow bowl is hard to play with out a strap. Unplugged the acoustics are just ok because of the shallow bowl. Its good for just practicing when not amplified. The low end is pathetic compared to a full drednaught. I also don't like the location of the input jack. I have fret buzz on the low e string that pisses me off. Not as noticeable when amplified. I read on this site that a Legend owner has the same problem with the buzz. Must be an ovation issue.

    Overall, very good construction. I can get pretty abusive and careless when it comes to my gear. This is my second ovation and both are very durable to being knocked out of their stands, banged around, etc. haven't dropped'm... yet. Quality is top notch.

    ovations are an aquired taste. If you want a deep full-bodied acoustic sound to jam around the campfire this is not your guitar. However, what you do get is a great looking, durable, acoustic/electric that sounds fabulous amplified. I suggest finding one used, or get a balladeer or legend used for about the same price as this one is brand new. Either way this is a great deal.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/Allen BMGR/Allen B

    Ovation Celebrity CC 057

    Ovation CC057-HPublished on 12/04/02 at 15:00
    Bought this guitar for son,after many,many weeks of looking...I own a Kramer Farrington and my son liked that,,so thats what we looked for basically.Sons friend recomended Guitar Center to buy a guitar.We paid $500 for case and guitar ,strap,picks..

    Sound,Sound,Sound,,,Sounds SWEET without a pick!!And with a pick!!,,,not yet plugged into amp yet,,as its late.Just bought it 1 hr ago.Buy this guitar!!This one also has built-in tuner and i love it!!

    Ovation has only one drawback,the sitting position is a bugger.Needs a Rubber bottom of the body to hold it on lap.Time for Ovation to fix that!

    GREAT!!!Maybe in a few weeks Ill update this but for now I am so happy with the sound,!I may buy…
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    Bought this guitar for son,after many,many weeks of looking...I own a Kramer Farrington and my son liked that,,so thats what we looked for basically.Sons friend recomended Guitar Center to buy a guitar.We paid $500 for case and guitar ,strap,picks..

    Sound,Sound,Sound,,,Sounds SWEET without a pick!!And with a pick!!,,,not yet plugged into amp yet,,as its late.Just bought it 1 hr ago.Buy this guitar!!This one also has built-in tuner and i love it!!

    Ovation has only one drawback,the sitting position is a bugger.Needs a Rubber bottom of the body to hold it on lap.Time for Ovation to fix that!

    GREAT!!!Maybe in a few weeks Ill update this but for now I am so happy with the sound,!I may buy one for myself.

    Even if u dont like the style,the sound will make you so happy!!I looked at Ibanez,Fender,and many others and for the price,style and the sound,,,and mainly the action on the neck.Im happy as a lark!Too bad I bought this for my son,hmmm time to trade my other 4 guitars in for a great guitar.!

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • MGR/tenaciousMGR/tenacious

    Ovation Celebrity CC 057

    Ovation CC057-HPublished on 08/06/02 at 15:00
    i got this guitar for $400 (canadian)at Long and McQuades. it was great cuz for 400 you got the case, a change of strings, and includes tax and everything.

    This guitar kicks ass! its got a nice sounding acoustic sound, and a nice electric sound too. its got a nice body, with the concave carbon fiber back that just slides into position. the neck is nice and slim, so youre able to move your hand around and its not too thick either. the cutout is great, you get tons of room to reach the higher frets.

    ... this guitars great... the only thing that bothers me a little is when i have it plugged in, when holding the guitar sitting down, your arm tends to unwillingly shift the Bass and Gain. al…
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    i got this guitar for $400 (canadian)at Long and McQuades. it was great cuz for 400 you got the case, a change of strings, and includes tax and everything.

    This guitar kicks ass! its got a nice sounding acoustic sound, and a nice electric sound too. its got a nice body, with the concave carbon fiber back that just slides into position. the neck is nice and slim, so youre able to move your hand around and its not too thick either. the cutout is great, you get tons of room to reach the higher frets.

    ... this guitars great... the only thing that bothers me a little is when i have it plugged in, when holding the guitar sitting down, your arm tends to unwillingly shift the Bass and Gain. although that varies with the body type you have...
    everything else is amasing.

    great quality, nice thing for the money. the head looks great (just gotta love that ovation build). as i said before the neck is very conmfortable and the cutout is nicely made.

    this is the guitar to buy if youre looking for a good affordable guitar. ive been playing for a year and its taken me pretty far. its a great guitar

    BUY IT !

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • thierry13010thierry13010

    Ovation CC057-HPublished on 02/18/07 at 12:11
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Features
    - Ovation Celebrity CC057 (super shallow bowl body = narrow)
    - Manufacturing Korea
    - Spruce / Case Lyrachord (Made in USA)
    - Mahogany neck / rosewood fingerboard 20 frets
    - Piezo PC-100 + DJ4 preamp (gain + 3-band EQ)
    - Mechanical oil bath

    The color is a little honey and it tristounnette aurra liked some decorations to the Ovation, but considering the price.

    The guitar is well finished.

    UTILIZATION

    I bought this guitar (discontinued) in my local shop in Marseille (Music Shop) on a thunderbolt in one quarter of an hour.

    The handle is magical. All my friends who tried my guitar fell in love immediately. It is immediately at the handle (almost IRTH hand…
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    Features
    - Ovation Celebrity CC057 (super shallow bowl body = narrow)
    - Manufacturing Korea
    - Spruce / Case Lyrachord (Made in USA)
    - Mahogany neck / rosewood fingerboard 20 frets
    - Piezo PC-100 + DJ4 preamp (gain + 3-band EQ)
    - Mechanical oil bath

    The color is a little honey and it tristounnette aurra liked some decorations to the Ovation, but considering the price.

    The guitar is well finished.

    UTILIZATION

    I bought this guitar (discontinued) in my local shop in Marseille (Music Shop) on a thunderbolt in one quarter of an hour.

    The handle is magical. All my friends who tried my guitar fell in love immediately. It is immediately at the handle (almost IRTH handle of a guitar). It is indefinable.

    The access to the treble is very easy with the cutaway.

    The original strings lasted 2 years. Even new strings Adamas did not match the original strings (I'm also looking for brand celle_çi).

    SOUNDS

    The acoustic sound is full of harmonics. All the subtleties and nuances of the game are broadcast on guitar and inevitably, a possible lack of precision by means of a musician too. So it's a little guitar can tolerate not recommend without some technical mastery of the guitar (not for beginners).

    Pure acoustics, it has slightly less power drawn from a box bulkier (more traditional).

    The preamp has a very precise tuning of high quality, delicious.

    Plugged into an amp for quality electro-acoustic, it presents a sound with a substain near a mini-chorus, very nice. Also connected on a Vox amp Tube, the sound is nickel.

    OVERALL OPINION

    The price is obviously a very strong points of this guitar has a really excellent price / performance ratio.

    I have since 2004 and a half hours after purchase, a friend was in the store, asked for my opinion by telephone and immediately bought the last copy available in stores.

    Another friend, after having tried, but all sought a more availability. It took the replacement model but it is not exactly the same in my view: the marks on the neck are less well finished and I find the sound perhaps a bit less accurate.

    Personally, I compose all my songs (any style) on it and I also play all styles on: folk, classical, picking, bossa, jazz, blues, rock, pop.

    Anyone who tried this guitar have been seduced away: a handle so comfortable and it's so accurate, complete, that is played with fingers or pick.

    An exceptional model then, but now found ....
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