The Ovation Mandolin’s big brother is the Ovation Mandocello, which combines mandolin-style tuning (four pairs of strings tuned in fifths) with a full 25-1/2” guitar scale. This adventurous mix of tuning and scale length gives the Ovation Mandocello astonishing sonic breadth and power. With light-gauge strings, the Mandocello sounds like a mandolin that’s tuned an octave lower. But put on a set of heavy strings, and the Ovation Mandocello resembles a bass with double-course strings. If you’re a sonic experimenter, you’ll love this versatile and distinctive instrument. The Ovation Mandocello features a Super-Shallow composite body.
The ultra-quiet OP-50 preamp features easy-to-use 4-band EQ. By cutting or boosting your guitar’s signal at 87 Hz, 580 Hz, 6.7 kHz, and 12 kHz, you can accurately tailor your sound to any musical environment. Dual XLR and 1/4” output jacks connect the OP-50 to virtually any sound system, stage amp, or recording console, and eliminate the need for an external direct box. Equipped with an easy-to-read LED array, the onboard chromatic tuner works for standard, open, or altered tunings, and can be calibrated to non-standard reference pitches.