Ovation CC24-NBM Celebrity Acoustic/Electric 2014
Ovation Celebrity CC24-NBM, made in China 2014, nutmeg burl finish. Ovation guitars tend to attract strong opinions, but those who love them, really love them. This is a recent model, featuring some classic Ovation appointments like a USA-made 'bowl back' , bevelled headstock and a pinless bridge. It's also blessed with an outrageous maple burl top... the detail in the grain is outstanding, the more you look at it the more different little pictures and faces seem to look back at you. It's an easy player with an electric-esque slim neck that'll have you moving around with speed and confidence. The noteable precise attack and lyrical note separation typical of Ovation stuff is on offer here; there's a lovely eloquence to the tone. These are discontinued now, plus the matching hardcase is a nice bonus. Hang it on the wall, admire it, and it'll soon surely be your daily player.
Model: Ovation CC24-NBM Celebrity
Made: 2014, China (serial sticker missing)
Finish: nutmeg stain over burl maple top,
Body: maple burl top, synthetic 'bowl back'
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 41mm nut width, C-shape profile
Pickup: Ovation OP-4BT preamp and piezo pickup
Case: Ovation ABS deluxe hard case
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Neck and headstock are pretty clean, very minor dimples only. The back has a little bit of rub wear in the middle but no major marks; these 'bowls' don't tend to show marks much. The front has some minor play wear above and below the strings, no major marks. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. Frets look basically new, 9/10 for fret life left. Strings aren't brand new but have heaps of life in them.