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enash
Posted 2005-12-29 8:49 PM (#124452)
Subject: 1778T whats the difference in models?


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Location: Island Lake, IL
I have been researching about the 1778T and notice one on eBay had a OP PRO, but all the others i find have OP-30 in them...was the 1778T w/OP-PRO an LX? or a custom? i thought all 1778T were LX models...can someone help clear this up?

Is the one with flames the same model?

thnx...
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TexasDoc
Posted 2005-12-29 8:58 PM (#124453 - in reply to #124452)
Subject: Re: 1778T whats the difference in models?


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Location: Keller, TX
I think that is right. Standard Elite T's come with Op30's. LX models come with the OPPro (plus the other LX upgrades). LX is definately worth it.
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Tommy M.
Posted 2005-12-29 9:16 PM (#124454 - in reply to #124452)
Subject: Re: 1778T whats the difference in models?


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I hava the 1868T like the 1778T it has Quintad bracing, not LX. Also it has the OP-30 pre-amp. I notice the non-textured tops of the T series have LX features. Which is weird because I thought the T was for textured top.
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enash
Posted 2005-12-29 9:20 PM (#124455 - in reply to #124452)
Subject: Re: 1778T whats the difference in models?


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Not to mention I cant find a 1778 "LX" anywhere...Guitar center does not have them..nor online...everything i can find is just Ovation 1778T with OP-30...

I played one with "flames" today..can i expect the same performance from a 1778T?
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edzep
Posted 2005-12-29 10:14 PM (#124456 - in reply to #124452)
Subject: Re: 1778T whats the difference in models?


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1778LX - Musician's Friend has them for $1099:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/5...

They have one that's a "blem" for $934:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=clearance/search/detail/base_...

If you're comfortable with Ebay, I think I've seen them for less. Let's see... Oklahomea Vintage Guitar has a great feedback record, and has one for $899 and another for $999:

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Ovations-USA-Elite-1778LX-BCB-Guitar-Ovatio...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Ovations-Beautiful-New-Ovation-1778LX-HoneyBurs...
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edzep
Posted 2005-12-29 10:18 PM (#124457 - in reply to #124452)
Subject: Re: 1778T whats the difference in models?


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Oh, forgot to mention that at least the $899 one in Oklahoma is an Ovation FRG, which many don't seem to mind.
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enash
Posted 2005-12-29 11:24 PM (#124458 - in reply to #124452)
Subject: Re: 1778T whats the difference in models?


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Thanks for the research.....I saw those as well...but the one i am talking about looks just like the 1778T (textured finish and no laser cut leafs around the holes) They list a black one but not sure if that is just black with the leafs...

anyway..there is a guy asking $600 for his 1778T so i think i will get that...it is a good deal and love the action on it....

thanks to all who replied...
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worshipleader
Posted 2005-12-30 1:00 PM (#124459 - in reply to #124452)
Subject: Re: 1778T whats the difference in models?


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Location: NW NJ
1778T comes standard with the OP30 and thinline pickup. The mothership makes them in Pewter, Black and Lusty Red (I HATE that name, but I love the color ...). They also come with the LX style neck but with a different contour (more of a soft v), but not the GS bowl or LX top bracing.

Some of the flame top models (custom paint job, 1778T-PTF and 1778T-RF, and now the orange and blue and even purple flame versions that the web site doesn't even mention) come with the OP-Pro and OPP. Ovation's web site is inconsistent with their descriptions and pictures of these. For instance, their description of the 1778T-RF says OP30 preamp and thinline pickup, but the picture shows an OP-Pro and OPP pickup. Both of the flame top descriptions say LX bracing for the tops, but doesn't mention the bowl composition at all.

I bought a new 1778T in lusty red 6 months ago and sent it to the mothership and had the OP30 preamp swapped out for an OP-Pro and had the thinline pickup upgraded to the OPP pickup that the LX series comes with (very reasonably priced). OH MY GOSH, what a SWEET axe that is!
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Tommy M.
Posted 2005-12-30 2:49 PM (#124460 - in reply to #124452)
Subject: Re: 1778T whats the difference in models?


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The T's are great guitars. If you like that one for $600, grab it, that's a deal. I love the neck, cause its like a strat (maple) feel. Yea, the Ovation site is inconsistent on the specs. It's an American made Ovation so you can't go wrong.
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Alaskan Fly Guy
Posted 2005-12-30 3:58 PM (#124461 - in reply to #124452)
Subject: Re: 1778T whats the difference in models?


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Location: Anchorage, Alaska
I've got the 1778T-RF. (In fact it is for sell). It has the OP-Pro and all the LX upgrades and mid depth bowl. It is a fantastic sounding guitar. Major boomming bottom end. The flame jobs are twice the price of the non-flamed paint jobs but "bling" factor is large!
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