Ovation 1771VL-1 Lyrachord Roundback In Sunburst w/ Cutaway, FET Stereo Preamp & Ovation Gig Bag
Availability: In Stock
Condition: Manufacturer Refurbished
This Ovation 1771VL-1 guitar features a deluxe AA solid spruce top and Ovation’s lightweight, yet high-strength bracing. The combination of solid woods and Ovation's unique Lyrachord bowl give this acoustic-electric guitar tremendous sonic power. An ultra-thin textured Sunburst finish allows the soundboard to resonate freely and the traditional center sound hole gives the guitar a familiar look and acoustic balance while Ovation’s classic Mid-Depth cutaway composite body enhances lower-frequency projection. Not only is the 1771VL-1 even lighter than Ovation's standard models, it also sports a thinner and faster neck carve that's sure to impress. Prepare yourself to be spoiled.
The Mid-Depth bowl blends elements of Ovation’s Super-Shallow and Deep Bowl designs. Acoustically, the Mid-Depth bowl delivers impressive projection and rich tone, yet even smaller guitarists find it comfortable to hold and play. It’s no surprise that the 1771VL-1 features a Mid-Depth body: Its proprietary Lyrachord construction and roundback design let it outperform typical “box” guitars. For decades, thousands of 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.
When it comes to fighting hum and noise, there aren't many guitars that can compete with the 1771VL-1. That's because the 1771VL-1 features Ovation's ultra-quiet Stereo FET preamplifier. This preamp give you stunning stereo output with virtually no noise or hum, but its FET-based electronics deliver smooth response without the dreaded piezo quack. In fact, this is an upgraded version of the same electronics that launched Ovation's acclaimed Adamas acoustic-electric line back in 1979, making the 1771VL-1 a true Ovation modern classic.
Included with your guitar is a Deluxe Ovation Gig Bag. Sure, Ovations are famous for their "roadworthiness", but let's not tempt fate! This bag has extra reinforcement right where you need it, at the bridge and headstock. A pair of padded shoulder straps and a generous accessory compartment make it the perfect companion for your new favorite guitar.
This specific example is free of any scratches, dings or blemishes. It has no player's wear at all and needed no repairs. Although this guitar played well 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 a bit and improve the action a bit, 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. Phosphor Bronze strings gauged .012" to .054". You could pay more for a "new" example of this guitar, but you won't find one that plays better than this one does right now.
You Can Add A New Guardian Case To Your Order!
You can add a new Guardian CG-022-RD hard case to your order for only an additional $89.99, and it would be a very wise decision. This is a well-made, wood arch-top case with a durable Tolex exterior and heavy hardware. The plush-lined interior is densely padded and includes an accessory compartment. I'm sorry, but the case is not available separately.
Why Buy From LightSpeed Music?
As always, 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 weekdays at 618-719-2392. We are here to assist you 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. The manufacturer requires our supplier to mark “used” on the back of the headstock and give 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 1771VL-1 Acoustic-Electric Guitar Specifications:
Body Type: Mid-Depth w/ Cutaway
Top: AA Solid-Spruce
Bracing: Scalloped X
Scale Length: 25-¼"
Nut Width: 1-11/16”
Fretboard Radius: 10”
Fret Inlay: Diamonds
Rosette: Vintage Ovation Oak Leaf
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Tuners: Sealed Die-Cast
Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable
Preamp: Ovation FET Stereo