Ovation presents the first mandolin designed from the ground up as an acoustic/electric instrument. Ovation’s pioneering multi-soundhole design enhances string vibration and sustain by improving soundboard efficiency. With its roundback composite body, the Ovation Mandolin offers more acoustic volume and cutting power than expensive flatback models. Unplugged, the Ovation Mandolin has a rich, throaty tone with plenty of punch. Amplified, the instrument delivers extraordinary amplified tones. The instrument is built from our finest materials and features a special version of the OP-24+ preamp.
Offering whisper-quiet audio circuitry with very low distortion, the OP-24+ features 3-band EQ with a bypass switch, a Mid-Shift control for selecting a midrange center frequency of either 400 Hz or 1 kHz, a Pre-Shape circuit for boosting bass and treble response while cutting rumble-prone frequencies below 40 Hz, and a battery status light. To provide complete control over the high-output preamp signal, the OP-24+ has a custom-taper volume slider.