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Ovation Custom Elite 2078 AX Deep Contour Acoustic / Electric Guitar

Ovation Custom Elite 2078AX

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Retail Price : $1099.00

Your Price : $689.00



Be Part Of The Elite.

The new Ovation Custom Elite AX is lighter, louder, richer and fuller – all the things you want your guitar to be…and it’s a better bargain than ever! Featuring a premium soundboard made from hand-selected solid-spruce top matched with LX scalloped bracing, the Custom Elite responds evenly from the lightest touch to hard grinding power chords.

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.

A Contour composite body maximizes acoustic output and is ergonomically designed for comfort in any playing position. This guitar also boasts hand-inlaid abalone appointments, a deluxe grade 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.

Contour Bowl

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.

OP-Pro Studio with XLR

The OP-Pro Studio with XLR 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 precisely dial in the sustain and punch you need. The XLR jack provides a balanced line connection to mixers, recording consoles, and high-end acoustic amps. It also provides phantom power to the OP-Pro—an essential feature for touring professionals.


  • Description: 6-String Acoustic/Electric
  • Body Type: Deep Contour Cutaway
  • Top: AA Grade Solid Spruce
  • Bracing: Scalloped X
  • Scale Length: 25 1/4″
  • Fretboard: Deluxe Grade Bound Ebony
  • Fret Inlay: Abalone appointments
  • Bridge: Deluxe Grade Ebony
  • Sound Hole: Multi
  • Epaulets: Laser Cut Exotic Hardwoods
  • Preamp: OP Pro Studio w/ 1/4″ and XLR Outputs
  • Pickup: Ovation OCP-1K
  • Machines: Gold Ovation w/ pearl buttons

This guitar has not been pre-owned, but is lightly stamped “used” on the back of the headstock, and a new serial number applied to prevent the guitar from being sold as new factory stock. This guitar is also stamped ‘SECOND’ and ‘AA’ near the label in the sound holes. That being said, this guitar is a fantastic value! Everything works, plays, and sounds as it should. The nut appears to have been replaced, and some glue remains on the fretboard (see headstock pic). The stamping in the sound holes seems to indicate that the top is AA grade rather than AAA grade that these guitars have standard. Also, the preamp has some of the printing removed by what appears to have been a sticker (see preamp pic). The preamp does still work flawlessly. Outside of that, this guitar is in fantastic condition, and plays like a dream! You WON’T be disappointed!

Guitar retails for $1099.00

Free shipping in continental US. All other locations will be charged $125 shipping unless a shipping quote is obtained by contacting us before purchasing.

Appropriate sales tax will be added for buyers in Iowa.

Thanks for looking!

Ovation Custom Elite 2078 AX Deep Contour Acoustic / Electric Guitar was last modified: October 19th, 2015 by Matt

2 thoughts on “Ovation Custom Elite 2078 AX Deep Contour Acoustic / Electric Guitar

  1. Dag nbabit good stuff you whippersnappers!

    1. Thank you Jed!

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