The Celebrity series is the entry into the world of Ovation.
The acoustic sound is convincing because the instruments of this line have mainly solid spruce or cedar tops, which are stabilised at the bottom with a Scalloped Quartersawn X-Bracing - a crosswise wood construction - for optimal sound development.
All guitars of the Ovation Celebrity series have a Nato neck and are available in Mid-Depth or Super Shallow Lyrachord® body version, depending on the model.
The electro-acoustic signal processing starts with an Ovation Slimline pickup at the bridge of the guitar, which - as the name already says - stands out due to its slim design. The pressure point on the piezo crystals is increased by the serrated bridge inlay, which favours a particularly even sound. Before the signal leaves the guitar, it is refined by an Ovation OP4BT preamp with 3-band EQ and built-in tuner.
The instruments of the Celebrity series are divided into the Traditional and Elite lines, which are distinguished by the types of soundholes used (centre soundhole or multi soundholes). The addition Plus identifies guitars whose tops have been upgraded with special woods.
To round off the tonal quality, all Celebrity guitars are factory-fitted with high-quality strings from Adamas or Hannabach, depending on the model.
The literal plus of the Celebrity Traditional Plus models are the tops, which are made of visually appealing woodssuch as spalted/flamed/quilted maple or koa.
All guitars are – quite traditionally – equipped with a center soundhole. This is also the essential difference to the Celebrity Elite models, which rely on the Ovation-typical Multi Soundholes placed at the edge.
The right instruments for all those who want both a traditional look and the characteristic sound of a genuine Ovation roundback guitar.
The success story of a visionary.
More than fifty years ago, Charles Kaman brought his idea of a modern guitar to the world market.
Kaman dared to approach guitar building in a way that polarises to this day. A special fibre-plastic composite (Lyrachord®) combined with a parabolic body shape (Roundback®) were the ingredients for a completely new sound experience in the already crowded acoustic guitar market.
The final breakthrough was made possible by the electro-acoustic version of the Ovation guitar.
Here too, Kaman's experience in the aerospace industry led the way for a development that resulted in the first piezo-electric pickup. This made it possible for acoustic guitarists to remain present even in a full band arrangement, or for soloists to perform at large open-air events without sacrificing sound quality.
This unique sound, coupled with the playing comfort of an electric guitar, still makes the Ovation a must-have for guitarists in clubs and stadiums alike.