[NAMM] 8 New Ovation Guitars
The OP-Pro Studio preamp included in these guitars offers 3-band EQ, exciter and compressor/limiter circuitry, and a chromatic tuner.
Ovation's Expressor and Drive sliders are included to allow you to dial in the amount of sustain and punch required by the music.
Adamas I GT
The Adamas 1687 GT features a unidirectional carbon-graphite suspended soundboard with Quintad bracing, designed to provide a "bold, clear voice and lightning-fast response." Each top is precisely fitted with "AST" - Adamas Suspended Top - technology that allows the thin top to vibrate more freely than traditionally constructed acoustic guitars.
The non-cutaway Deep Bowl composite body is made by hand from fiberglass cloth and works in tandem with the top to enhance frequency response and improve projection. The Adamas GT's ornamentation includi=es a carved peghead scroll, carved walnut bridge and decorated soundholes.
Adamas II GT
The Contour composite body of the Adamas II GT is made by hand from fiberglass cloth and works in tandem with the top to enhance frequency response and improve projection. The 5-piece mahogany/maple neck has a resin-impreganted Walnut fretboard and Original Adamas II Design Maple fret inlays. The Adamas 2081GT also sports Ovation's Original Patented pickup.
The top is made using AAA Grade solid spruce, finished with a thin layer of satin urethane and hand fitted into the Suspended Top System. Adamas' "AST" (Adamas Suspended Top) technology allows the top to vibrate more freely than conventional top-to-body systems - now available in wood top models, according to the company. The bodies are handmade fiberglass cloth. The neck is made from Honduras Mahogany and Maple and is carved to a vintage Ovation "soft-V" profile.
Ovation's new Legend AX brings has a Countour body. The preamp is voiced to sound natural with a flat EQ, and also offers a compression function to accentuate single notes, according to Ovation.
The new Elite TX has elect solid Spruce tops, braced to maximize vibration. The Contour body is also designed to give clear projection and ergonomic advantage.
Elite TX D-Scale
The Elite TX D-Scales is tuned a full step lower: D-G-C-F-A-D. "Capo the 2nd fret and you've got a standard tuned acoustic, but take off the capo and you've got a whole new instrument - opening up a world of possibilities for open tunings," Ovation says. The length is 28 1/3", extended scale length giving this guitar the voicing of a baritone with the playing of a standard 6-string. The top is solid spruce finished, in a textured black finish and with scalloped bracing. The neck is made from rock maple and finished in natural stain.
Custom Elite AX
The new Ovation Custom Elite AX features a soundboard made from solid-spruce top, matched with LX scalloped bracing. Ovation's multi-soundhole design enhances string vibration and sustain by improving soundboard efficiency. A cutaway offers access to the gloss-finished, 5-piece mahogany/maple neck, and a Contour composite body is designed to maximize acoustic output. This guitar also has hand-inlaid abalone appointments, a deluxe grade ebony fretboard and bridge, and upper-bout soundholes decorated with exotic hardwoods.
Custom Legend AX
The new Custom Legend AX features a solid-spruce top with LX scalloped bracing. This combination of soundboard materials and sonically tuned bracing is designed to produce more volume and fewer dead spots in the audio spectrum. The guitar's Contour composite body is designed to maximizes acoustic output. A cutaway offers access to the gloss-finished, 5-piece mahogany/maple neck. The Custom Legend AX also has a deluxe grade ebony fretboard and bridge, and hand-set abalone body and fretboard inlays. The traditional center soundhole has a laser-cut oak-leaf and abalone rosette.
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