The Ovation Celebrity Elite CE44-5 acoustic-electric guitar combines Ovation's innovative Lyrachord body with a solid spruce top, for sweet tone with gorgeous looks to match. The Lyrachord body is a durable, lightweight alternative to wood backs and has a smooth interior surface, specifically designed to enhance the reflections inside your instrument. The Mid-Depth Cutaway body is a favorite Ovation body style, as it strikes a balance between Ovation's thinnest and thickest body styles. And with the built-in OP-4BT electronics, the Ovation Celebrity Elite CE44-5 is ready to rock!
In 1964 Charlie Kaman set out to revolutionize the acoustic guitar by compiling a group of aerospace engineers to create something guitar players had never seen or heard before. They discovered that the flat backs of modern day acoustics actually hindered the balance and projection of the guitar. And so, the roundback designs found on Ovation guitars were born. As Charlie himself put it, "in helicopters, the engineers spend all their time trying to figure out how to remove vibration. To build a guitar, you spend your time trying to figure out how to put vibration in." Mid-depth body balances sonic projection and playing comfort Ovation guitars possess one of the more intriguing acoustic-electric guitar designs you'll find at Sweetwater. This Celebrity Elite CE44-5 sports Ovation's mid-depth body style which helps enhance projection and tonal richness while being extremely comfortable to play, even for smaller players. Onboard OP-4BT preamp Ovation wrote the book on live acoustic guitar. They were the first company to introduce pickups and preamplifiers in the acoustic guitar, essentially inventing a new instrument. The Ovation Celebrity Elite CE44-5 is equipped with an OP-4BT preamp that has +/- 12dB control over the bass, midrange, and treble frequencies. In addition, the onboard tuner makes it easy to stay in tune. Ask any guitarist here at Sweetwater - the OP-4BT gives you the tonal control you need onstage. Ovation Celebrity Elite CE44-5 Acoustic-electric Guitar Features: Acoustic-electric guitar with innovative Lyrachord body Gorgeous solid spruce top for full, well-balanced tone Mid-depth bowl body with cutaway enhances projection while still being comfortable to play Onboard OP-4BT electronics with built-in tuner so you always sound your best Rosewood fretboard plays fast and smooth 3-band EQ helps you fine-tune your sound for any stage setting You're ready to perform with the Ovation Celebrity Elite CE44-5! Tech Specs String Type Steel Number of Strings 6 Body Shape Mid-Depth Cutaway Body Style Single Cutaway Left-/Right-handed Right-handed Color Black Finish Gloss Top Wood Solid Spruce Back & Sides Wood Lyrachord Body Bracing Quartersawn Scalloped X Neck Wood Nato Fingerboard Material Rosewood, 10" Radius Fingerboard Inlay Dots Number of Frets 20 Scale Length 25.25" Tuning Machines Chrome Die-Cast Bridge Material Rosewood Nut Width 1.6875" Electronics OP-4BT with Ovation Slimline Pickup Strings D'Addario EXP11 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light, (.012-.053) Manufacturer Part Number CE44-5