Ovation Elite 1868 USA New Hartford BuiltOvation
Here's a stunningly beautiful guitar! These Ovations always seem to be consistently good guitars and this one doesn't disappoint. I'll be the first to admit that I've never been the biggest fan of Ovation guitars and their progressive design but while running this Ovation Elite 1868 through it's paces, I was immediately taken by how well it plays. The 5 piece neck has a wonderful, super soft "V" shape that just drops into your palm and feels instantly comfortable. The satin finish on the neck feels smooth and organic and the rosewood fingerboard is super slick and fast. The Sitka spruce top offers impressive acoustic tone and resonance, giving a fast tracking feel and response. Through an amplifier is where this baby really shines. It has a rich, full bodied tone that's smooth yet crystalline. This guitar was manufactured right here in our own backyard in New Hartford CT, USA and is in very good overall condition. There's some very minor fret wear evident. There's also some minor wear to the finish on the rear bowl and some light swirls, scratches and impressions that are not "in your face". This 1868 is a mighty impressive acoustic electric and a great choice as a quality, USA built working electric. Just as it's name implies, this Ovation is elite!