Ovation Elite 1778TX-4CS Roundback w/ Solid Cedar Top, NEW HARD CASE & Pro Setup
Availability: In Stock
Condition: Manufacturer Refurbished
This Ovation Elite Model 1778TX-4CS guitar features a deluxe AA solid-cedar top and Ovation’s lightweight, yet high-strength bracing. Its combination of solid woods and Ovation's Lyrachord bowl give this acoustic-electric guitar tremendous sonic power. An ultra-thin satin natural finish allows the soundboard to resonate freely and soundports on the bass side enhance lower-frequency projection. Electric guitarists will love the fast feel of the slim, mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard. (It's no secret that many electric players choose Ovation guitars when doing acoustic work.) Plus, Ovation's OP-Pro preamp and OCP-1K pickup produce uncompromising tone for plugged-in performance.
The Lyrachord Mid-Depth bowl blends the best elements of Ovation’s Super-Shallow and Deep Bowl designs. Acoustically, the Mid-Depth bowl delivers plentiful projection and rich tone, yet even smaller guitarists find it comfortable to hold and play. It’s no surprise that Ovation’s TX models all feature a Mid-Depth body. Its proprietary Lyrachord construction and roundback design let it outperform typical “box” guitars. For decades, hardworking musicians have relied on Mid-Depth Ovation guitars to cut through the mix, whether played acoustically in a living room or run through a concert hall sound system.
Designed in collaboration with jazz guitarist Al Di Meola and acoustic rocker Melissa Etheridge, the OP-Pro preamp system combines state-of-the-art audio quality with exclusive features designed to meet the needs of professional guitarists. The easy-to-operate unit offers 3-band EQ, a preset tone enhancement circuit, a battery status light, and a chromatic tuner. The OP-Pro will please even the most discriminating professional player looking for clean, clear, and quiet electronics.
Included with your guitar is a new Guardian CG-022RD Deluxe Hard Case!
The Guardian CG-022-RD Series Deluxe Archtop Hardshell case is constructed with 5-ply wood and has a durable black Tolex exterior. The CG-022-RD Deluxe Series case features extra archtop protection and a black plush, non-scratch interior lining to protect your instrument's finish. Other features include heavy-duty nickel-plated hardware and a leather covered handle.
A quick search will tell you that "Street" price on this case by itself is $100.00. This is a great guitar and it deserves a case worthy of its pedigree.
Guardian CG-022-RD Specifications:
5-Ply Wood Construction Extra Archtop Protection
Black Tolex Covering
Heavy Duty Nickel-Plated Hardware
Leather Covered Handle
Black Plush Lining
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Total Length: 44-1/4"
Body Length: 21-1/4"
Lower Bout: 15-1/2"
Upper Bout: 11-1/4"
This guitar is free of any player's wear and needed no refurbishing. It has no scratches or dings and looks dead mint. Ovation changed corporate ownership recently and it isn't uncommon for existing inventories to be deeply discounted after the transition.
About Our Setup:
Although this guitar played “well enough to sell” when it arrived here at LightSpeed Music, I have just given it a full "post factory" setup. The truss rod was checked and adjusted. Then, the frets were leveled, crowned and polished. These first two steps allowed me to lower the saddle and nut a bit and improve the action, while still keeping the guitar free of fret buzz. The fretboard and bridge were conditioned and the nut slots were lubed and polished. The electronics were tested and given a protective application of contact cleaner and lube. Everything was snugged up and then it was polished. Lastly, it was given a fresh set of S.I.T. 80/20 Golden Bronze strings gauged .012" to .052".
Why Buy From LightSpeed Music?
The pictures shown in the listing are of the actual instrument you will receive. Every piece of wood is unique, and you deserve to see exactly what you are buying. We know that buying musical gear online is hard, so we welcome any questions you have. If you would like an "in hand" description or you need more details, please call us at 618-719-2392. We are here to assist you M-F from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM Central time.
This instrument was inspected and tested at our supplier, in the USA. Final checking, polishing and setup is performed here, in our shop. Ovation requires our supplier to mark “used” on the back of the headstock and assign it a new serial number. It's a big internet, and we know you have many choices. As such, we are thankful for the thousands of musicians that have chosen us, and hope to be able to add you to our family.
Ovation Elite 1778TX-4CS Roundback Guitar Specifications:
Body Profile: Mid-Depth w/ Cutaway
Top: AA Solid-Cedar
Bracing: Scalloped X
Scale Length: 25-1/4"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Fretboard Radius: 12”
Inlays: Side Dots
Binding: 5-Ply White & Black, Neck White
Tuners: Sealed, Die Cast
Finish: Satin Natural
Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable
Pickup: Pickup: Ovation OCP-1K
Manufacturer's Part #: 1778TX-4C