Re: Ovation guitars.
Well to show both sides, Elcid I think has always said the tone sounds like it's plastic or something to that affect.
I however (while not owning an acoustic Ovation myself, but a 70's solid body electric model), think they're very nice sounding guitars - plugged and unplugged. However if you'd like to go unplugged, make sure to get a deep bowl model.
The sound is HARD to get used to though. It's not bad (depending on the sound a player is looking for), just different. Don't expect thumping bass you would out of a Martin D-18 or D-28 (which I do own). It's a very balanced sound.
If you don't have TONS of money, go for a Balladeer model (I'm only referring to the USA models because as always Korean won't show the true quality).
I do like the new Elite LX series VERY much though. They play well, feel good, and can be "shred on" much easier than my Martin.
I've felt guilty about almost wanting to trade my D-18 for an Ovation of some kind.
If you have LOTS of money to spend, the carbon fiber topped Adamas' are some of the best sounding acoustics I've just played over-all.
But like I've said, the sound can take some time to get used to. I remember HATING the sound of the first Ovation acoustics I've played.
Last edited by Drow Swordsman; 04-08-2007 at 03:19 PM.