Price paid: C$ 298
Purchased from: ebay
Sound — 10
This guitar has an amazing sound, it projects like crazy since it has the Ovation bowl on the back. Whether its country or some acoustic Nirvana, or hell plug it in and crank the gain up full and you can have a little rock sound to it, which I was really surprised with. The guitar I would say has a pretty full sound and can get your lows and highs pretty well. And for the price, you really can't go wrong.
Overall Impression — 10
Most of the time I play soft rock up to heavy metal, obviously I'm not gonna be using this to play metal or anything, but any acoustic song I would definitely recommend this guitar. I've been playing guitar and bass for almost 5 years now and I have never come across a guitar as good as this one, I even like the sound of it better than other Ovation guitars. If it were to be stolen or lost I would definitely buy another one. I love everything about this guitar. The only thing I wish I had was That hardcase. The 8317-0 Foam Core Case.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I believe this guitar will definitely last the test of time, all Ovation made products probably will, my grandfather has one from 79 in near perfect condition and he's been playing shows for ever. I would say if there would be something that would have to be changed throughout time it would maybe be the preamp, it just doesn't seem it would last for ever. The strap buttons are completely solid, but I would suggest inventing in a hard case just to be on the safe side. They have an extremely lightweight hard case that is made to have the appearance and pouches of a soft case. It is the 8317-0 Foam Core Case. The finish does not seem like it would wear off at all. It seems like a pretty solid color and isn't thin.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The factory set-up was nearly perfect. I haven't changed a single thing on my guitar yet, the low action is perfect for me. The only thing I would change is the strings because they feel kind of cheap to me. But that's my opinion, other people have tried it and like the strings.
Features — 10
I would just like to start off by saying I love this guitar. I don't know when it was made but I bought it new not to long ago. It was made in China. It has 20 frets with a scale length of 25 1/4 inch and a spruce top. It is a cutaway with a super shallow bowl which gives it a similar feel to an electric. Mine has a beautiful Ruby Red finish. This guitar IS an acoustic/electric guitar, the preamp has a gain nob and a 3 controls for bass/mid/treble.