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Tristan
Posted 2004-01-20 2:42 PM (#196849)
Subject: Ovation color?


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How could it be that an Ovation celebrity deluxe model CS247 i recently purchased is red, when on the ovation site they claim to have this particular model only in green quilt?
thats odd!
and could anyone state the difference between my 247 to the 257?
and one last thing, is the 247 'inferior' guitar to higher priced guitars ala baladeer?
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Old Applause Owner
Posted 2004-01-20 6:18 PM (#196850 - in reply to #196849)
Subject: Re: Ovation color?


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Tristan....the colors can change with each model year....you probably have a model from a past year, which had been in a shop until you bought it.

The 247 is a mid-bowl guitar, the 257 is a shallow-bowl guitar, referring to bowl depth.

I personally feel that the Korean Celebrity guitars don't have the "depth" and richness of sound that the U.S.-made models do, but it is whatever works for YOU. If you like the 247, that is great!

Roger

1976 Applause AA14-4 6-String
1981 Ovation 1118-1 Glen Campbell 12-string
2001 Adamas 1598-MERB Melissa Etheridge 12-String
2003 Celebrity CC01 Spruce Top 6-String
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MWoody
Posted 2004-01-20 6:27 PM (#196851 - in reply to #196849)
Subject: Re: Ovation color?



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"and one last thing, is the 247 'inferior' guitar to higher priced guitars ala baladeer?"

All of the guitars made by Ovation are excellent, make no mistake there. There are differences in the grades of materials and the amount of "human craftsmanship" applied. Price levels can be a guide to the level of quality but use caution there. The Celebrity series is made in the Pacific Rim and uses proven designs, techniques and some compromise on the soundboard. USA O's are solid where the Celebs are laminated.
I recently purchased a CP2003H which I received and thought it to be an excellant instrument. I decided to take it back and I'm awaiting an Elite LX.
Ovation makes some wonderful "Tools". Some cost more, some are fine tuned for different purposes. Not every model is right for what you want to accomplish and your budget.

All of the Ovations are excellant guitars.
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Slipkid
Posted 2004-01-21 7:54 AM (#196852 - in reply to #196849)
Subject: Re: Ovation color?



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You tell'em Woody! I think we have to remind ourselves of that at times. I have to think that Ovation offers more options than anyone else. It takes alot of homework just to decide on the make of guitar that might be right for you. Choosing an Ovation means another big dose of homework to have the best chance to be satisfied.
Brad
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Gary K
Posted 2004-01-21 2:54 PM (#196853 - in reply to #196849)
Subject: Re: Ovation color?


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I started off with a CS247, mid bowl, green quilt. It is a nice looking, and good soundig guitar. But, my left hand really got fatigued playing it.

I exchanged the CS247 and paid the extra difference for for a S771 Special Balladeer. This is the starting point model into the USA made Ovations. Great playability, and no more left hand fatigue.

-Gary K
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MWoody
Posted 2004-01-21 3:19 PM (#196854 - in reply to #196849)
Subject: Re: Ovation color?



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I would consider the Celeb's as the "Pickup truck" of the O's. I would bring it anywhere and play it! Picnics and cook-outs. I wouldn't have the anxiety of a "Corvette" owner about what roads I won't go down or if there is a chance of rain today!
You may have noticed that this board is mostly USA Ovation oriented. Data on the Celebs is hard to pin down. It is so cool to have a member from Isreal.
Tristan - Where do you play your "O"?
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alpep
Posted 2004-01-21 6:32 PM (#196855 - in reply to #196849)
Subject: Re: Ovation color?


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pickup truck? but is it an F 250 or a ranger????
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Chuck (Retired Navy)
Posted 2004-01-21 6:58 PM (#196856 - in reply to #196849)
Subject: Re: Ovation color?


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Most definitely a Ranger. Can't get the big F-150 out into all the nooks and crannies of strange places like you can a Ranger. :D
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MWoody
Posted 2004-01-21 7:12 PM (#196857 - in reply to #196849)
Subject: Re: Ovation color?



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Sorry Al. You're probably used to lot of AH-Vees running around the Tune-pike. Here in Washington(AC)you drive a Ford if you work for a living, a Dodge if you haul a Fifth-Wheel and a Chevy if you don't want to look like a soccer-mom when you drop off your kids. The other 95% drive Ah-Vees of ever increasing size and trim packages and will never see gravel. Most rigs are more expensive than the owners needs and don't get used to their potential...

Which brings me around to (know anybody that uses the word segue in a sentance) my original point, if I have one.
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Old Applause Owner
Posted 2004-01-21 7:21 PM (#196858 - in reply to #196849)
Subject: Re: Ovation color?


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I work for a living and I drive a Ford Ranger.......

I have to admit, I bought my Celebrity CC01 to use as my "travel guitar"....I won't cry much if it gets trashed.

Roger

1976 Applause AA14-4 6-String
1981 Ovation 1118-1 Glen Campbell 12-string
2001 Adamas 1598-MERB Melissa Etheridge 12-String
2003 Celebrity CC01 Spruce Top 6-String
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MWoody
Posted 2004-01-21 7:39 PM (#196859 - in reply to #196849)
Subject: Re: Ovation color?



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...won't cry...

If it was and you wrote a sad country ballad to your 'ol guitar' it would best be played on your GC! The right tool for the right job! ;)
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alpep
Posted 2004-01-21 8:04 PM (#196860 - in reply to #196849)
Subject: Re: Ovation color?


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well i have an f 250 and I absolutely work for a living.
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Tristan
Posted 2004-01-22 8:58 AM (#196861 - in reply to #196849)
Subject: Re: Ovation color?


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well, i play the cs247 mostly at the base (i'm a soldier of heavy artillery)
i play it mainly as it is an electric guitar.
so it gets lots of beatings ;D
it stands 'em pretty well
!
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MWoody
Posted 2004-01-22 9:06 AM (#196862 - in reply to #196849)
Subject: Re: Ovation color?



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Two words my friend:

Ear Protection!


If you don't protect your ears you might as well play a Taylor or a Martin. :p

May all your targets be for practice and your friends for life.
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