Price paid: $ 280
Purchased from: Ebay store
Sound — 9
I play mostly praise music with some non-Christian thrown in here or there. Plays great for all situations. Nice for picking, strumming, good on hammering and sliding. Very bright clear sound. Bass isnt quite that of most normal guitars, but I wouldn't trade the clarity.
Overall Impression — 10
Love my guitar, people complain about the roundback but it really is more comfortable when you get used to it. Sounds great, lasts well, and I wouldn't trade it for any guitars under $1000.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar is great live. Will not let you down unless your friend bumps the tuning pegs offstage (that's a little embarrassing... It happened to me!) as for reliability, I have had one tuner come unscrewed and break and a plastic piece inside that holds the wires in place come loose. In both cases, the AMAZING Ovation customer service (not sarcastic) replaced the part free of charge. If for no other reason, BUY AN OVATION! Haha they have real customer service.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Guitar was perfect from the factory. Well adjusted pickups, great machining, beautiful top, no flaws.
Features — 9
Features playable neck with pretty close action and no buzzing... Perfect combination. Beautiful CC24-NBM with burled maple top mid-depth body and OP-4BT preamp with built-in tuner (very handy feature) The piezo pickup is GREAT for clear, non-distorted sound. Never had any trouble with it going out of tune.