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opmcf 02/02/2011

Ovation CC44-FKOA : opmcf's user review

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Made in China
Spruce veneer table FKOA
Fund Lyrachord manufactured in the USA
Net body Ivoroïd
Channel 3 parts by Nato
Adjusting rod dual action
Net key Ivoroïd
Rosewood Fingerboard & bridge
Fretboard "Dots" in Abalone
Black gloss finish top
Ovation Gold Logo
Gold hardware
Preamp with tuner OP4BT
Ovation Slimline Micro
Epaulets 5 pieces
Fillet table Abalone

UTILIZATION

The handle is nice and easy - it's the handle ovation

Ergonomics is good, of course it takes some practice to get back round of applause that does not appeal to everyone because it requires to hold the guitar firmly against you if you do not want it to slip.

The sound is very easily obtained, this guitar has a good projection thanks to its curved body.
It's the sound

SOUNDS

ovation but this guitar does not have a massive table, it lacks a bit of richness when compared to the sound of a massive ovation table. Nevertheless it is very respectable for the price of the guitar. I was not disappointed.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since 4 month.
I have not tried to model. This was the realization of a dream: to have a standing ovation and I ordered on the net.

FKOA finish of this guitar is really beautiful. It's been a very beautiful object as much as we love to watch play.

What I like least: the poor finishing on the Chinese model ... varnish over evil on the edge of the side rope bridge and a trace of white paint (thankfully mild) that has been improperly wiped the polish of the handle. For a guitar has almost 400 euros, they could make more effort to finish.

Also note the action set completely wrong: the low E string strongly bordered at the 13th barrette by playing 12th fret. I had to tinker a block of wood (after trying the paper was not satisfactory in terms of sound transmission) thicker low E side steep enough to finish very thin high E side, I put in dock the bridge microphone (note that the block should be based on the entire surface of the micro if there are differences depending on the volume of electro strings ... which is not top). Since I set the action the sound became much better (more toned) and the frieze of the low E string has disappeared. I also made an adjustment handle which was a little too hollow.

Apart from these two points, it remains a very good guitar for anyone who wants and loves his Ovation.

With experience, no I will not go that choice, I think I'll put a little more expensive and take a standing ovation celebrity with a massive table for a little more warmth in the sound.