Unmatched Playability, Innovative Multi-Soundhole Design
Handcrafted in Ovation’s flagship workshop in New Hartford, Connecticut, the Custom Elite Contour features a hand-selected, premium AAA solid-spruce top with LX scalloped bracing. The guitar’s Contour Bowl composite body maximizes acoustic output and is ergonomically designed for comfort in any playing position. Ovation’s pioneering multi-soundhole design enhances string vibration and sustain by improving soundboard efficiency. A cutaway offers full access to the gloss-finished, 5-piece mahogany/maple neck. The guitar boasts hand-inlaid abalone appointments, an ebony fretboard and bridge, and upper-bout soundholes decorated with exotic hardwoods. With its onboard compressor, the OP-Pro Studio preamp enhances strummed chords, fingerpicked arpeggios, and single-note solos. Dual XLR and ¼” output jacks connect the Custom Elite to virtually any sound system, stage amp, or recording console.
Made from glass-microsphere impregnated Lyrachord® composite, Ovation’s Contour Bowl is designed to provide maximum acoustic response with the feel of a small-body instrument. Sculpted to fit the contour of the player’s anatomy, the lightweight Lyrachord® GS body is a joy to hold, whether sitting or standing. A Contour Bowl body has the acoustic projection, midrange punch, and huge bottom end of a traditional jumbo-style instrument, yet offers the playing comfort of Ovation’s Super-Shallow body. With its tough-as-nails construction, this body shape represents the latest evolution of Ovation’s pioneering Roundback® design.
The OP-Pro Studio combines state-of-the-art audio quality with exclusive features designed to meet the needs of professional guitarists. The easy-to-operate unit offers 3-band EQ, exciter and compressor/limiter circuitry, and a chromatic tuner. Ovation’s exclusive Expressor and Drive sliders put dynamic control and harmonic enhancement at your fingertips, allowing you to dial in the precise amount of sustain and punch required by the music.