CC026 review by Ovation

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.5 (21 votes)
Ovation: CC026

Price paid: $ 350

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Sound — 8
The sound is great, though a tiny bit lacking on the treble end. I was impressed, though, with the sound from this inexpensive guitar. When plugged in, it sounds immaculate...the pickup is wonderful and puts out a much better sound than when it is unplugged. Don't get me wrong, it does sound good when unplugged, just not perfect!

Overall Impression — 10
This is definitely my favorite guitar. The tuner is a HUGE plus, and its sound is very nice, especially when plugged in! I would recommend this in a heartbeat. Oh by the way, sells all of their Ovations (or most, at least) with very very nice custom SKB hardshell cases...great great great cases! And a guitar and fitted for $350...can't beat it!

Reliability & Durability — 10
This thing is very very durable. The acrylic back of the guitar (the bowl) is very resiliant...doesn't show any scratches no matter what. Its got a really good finish. The neck is very sturdy and its strap buttons (which, by the way are designed exactly like those on an electric) are super tight and will never fall off.

Features — 10
This is an excellent acoustic electric guitar. It has a very versitile preamp (OP20). Looks beautiful, and very comfortable with the deep bowl which Ovation is known for. The action and setup was great from the factory, and lowering the action even more was just a simple matter of removing a couple shims under the bridge. The biggest plus is the built in chromatic tuner on the preamp...Perfect! The machine heads (the tuners themselves) aren't really loose or really tight; just right! This thing stays in tune like a beast!

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    Um im just wondering but why cant i sbmit a review for the ovation viper witch is like there only real elctric. i realy think i should be able to tell people about this thing. SO UG Let me post a reveiw for the viper!! bnid=DP1u9JVdBIzw2M:&tbnh =146&tbnw=49&hl=en&start= 38&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dovation%2Bvi per%26start%3D20%26svnum% 3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26 sa%3DN
    this is more an acoustic, rather than an electric. A review of the GP under the electrics would make more sense.
    this is my second guitar... i have to say, aside from the tinny sound it makes unplugged and the short battery life, it is one killer piece of engineering. sure, its made out of fiberglass and composite plastics, so what. my guitar has taken a beating by many a moron who doesnt know how to treat a guitar, i can only imagine th dents and scratches a wooden guitar would have, not that i would let anyone else **** with a real acoustic if i had one. if you want a nice guitar, this is ceritnaly one to look at