#1
I'm moving up from my screwed up Ibanez acoustic-electric to something a bit better. I've played quite a few at Guitar Center and narrowed it down to two that I really like.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ovation-CC44S-Celebrity-Deluxe-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-516156-i1397441.gc

and

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-EJ-200CE-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-518652-i1150092.gc

I love each, but I have a few questions. I play from rock to pop to country, and was wondering which is more versatile? Which will have less feedback when gigged with? Which will hold up better if used onstage? What else is there in this price range that is similar?
Thanks
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#2
Quote by jsaatsaz
I'm moving up from my screwed up Ibanez acoustic-electric to something a bit better. I've played quite a few at Guitar Center and narrowed it down to two that I really like.

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Ovation-CC44S-Celebrity-Deluxe-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-516156-i1397441.gc

and

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone-EJ-200CE-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-518652-i1150092.gc

I love each, but I have a few questions. I play from rock to pop to country, and was wondering which is more versatile? Which will have less feedback when gigged with? Which will hold up better if used onstage? What else is there in this price range that is similar?
Thanks
Between the two i prefer epiphone
To answer your questions.....
1.Epiphone
2.Ovation
3.Ovation
4. Alvarez

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#3
I can't speak to the feedback problem, but I can say this: I love my Ovation Elite (full bowl).

I've had it since the late 1980s, and have never had an issue with it. It sounds great and its durable (I've bonked it once or twice). That may become an issue if you're traveling and gigging regularly.

It handles alternative tunings effortlessly. Right now, I'm using it with Fripp's NST (C-G-D-A-E-G), and it voices both the highs and lows clearly and powerfully.

If I ever get a 12 string, Ovation will be on my short list.
#4
Meh. Personally I don't like Ovations. I think they sound like crap. But that is, of course, my opinion, and in no way a statement of fact. Just my personal preference.
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#5
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Meh. Personally I don't like Ovations. I think they sound like crap.

Yes. In terms of versatility, the Epiphone will be better because you can actually play it unplugged without it sounding terrible.
#7
yea epiphone
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#8
Not a lot of Ovation love, I see!

Part of people's dislike of their tone may be with the shallowbodies and mid-bowl designs- I wouldn't buy one of those.

OTOH, my full-bowl can fill a room with sound, and I've had no complaints.

As always, your mileage may vary.