Ovation Elite 2078 AX Roundback In Ultra-Rare Sunburst w/ Case & Fresh Setup
Availability: In Stock
Condition: Manufacturer Refurbished
This Ovation Elite 2078 AX features a hand-selected, deluxe AA solid Sitka spruce top with perfectly scalloped bracing, and Ovation’s Deep Contour Bowl composite body, which maximizes acoustic output. The roundback body is ergonomically designed for comfort in any playing position. Ovation’s pioneering multi-soundhole design enhances string vibration and sustain by improving soundboard efficiency. (Putting the "ports" in the upper bouts leaves more of the center of the guitar's top intact, increasing resonance.) The guitar’s upper-bout soundholes are inlaid with exotic hardwoods, and the deep cutaway offers an all-access pass to the 5-piece mahogany/maple neck. Of course, the Elite’s OP-Pro Studio preamp and OCP-1K pickup produce uncompromising plugged-in performance.
Made from glass-microsphere impregnated Lyrachord composite, Ovation’s Contour Bowl is designed to provide maximum acoustic response without the instability found in wooden bodies. Sculpted to fit the contour of the player’s anatomy, the lightweight Lyrachord body is a joy to hold, whether sitting or standing. The Deep Contour Bowl body has the acoustic projection, midrange punch, and focused bottom end of a traditional jumbo-style instrument, yet offers the playing comfort that must be experienced to fully appreciate. With its tough-as-nails construction, this body shape represents the latest evolution of Ovation’s pioneering roundback design.
The OP-Pro Studio preamp combines state-of-the-art audio quality with exclusive features designed to meet the needs of professional touring guitarists. The OP-Pro Studio offers 3-bands of active EQ, Expressor and built-in, variable Drive controls. Ovation's exclusive Expressor and Drive sliders put dynamic control and harmonic enhancement at your fingertips, allowing you to dial in the precise amount of sustain and punch required by the music. The preamp is mated to Ovation's OCP-1K pickup, which actually has 6 independent transducers, bringing amazing clarity and definition to your plugged in sound. Yeah, your sound crew is going to love you....
Included with your guitar is the correct Ovation hard case. This is a performer's guitar, and can be expected to travel with you to many sessions, rehearsals and gigs. A guitar of this quality deserves nothing but the highest level of protection available.
This specific example needed no refurbishing and is 100% free of any player's wear. It has no scratches, dings or cosmetic blemishes and looks amazing. You can find countless examples of this model in Ovation's Black Cherry Burst or Black finish, but this Sunburst is the only one I have ever seen.
About Our Setup:
Being an Ovation, this guitar played well when it arrived, but I have just given it a complete "post Factory" setup and now it plays as effortlessly as guitars costing far more. 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".
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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 2078 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:
Body Style: Deep Roundback
Top: AA Solid Sitka Spruce
Neck: 5-Pc Mahogany & Maple
Bracing: Scalloped LX
Scale Length: 25-1/4"
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Fretboard Radius: 12"
Inlays: Pearl "Elite" Pattern
Bindings: Body & Neck
Rosette: Inlaid Exotic Hardwood Epaulets
Pickup: Ovation OCP-1K
Tuners: Sealed, Die-Cast
Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable
Preamp: OP-Pro Studio