Scottsdale, AZ (January 25, 2013) – Ovation is proud to introduce its new 2098 and 1798 Figured Koa Elite model acoustic-electric guitars, gorgeous new koa-topped takes on traditional Ovation design.

Both instruments are handcrafted in Ovation’s New Hartford, CT facility using a harmonious blend of the finest natural and alternative materials to create stylish instruments that offer great sound and comfort-focused playability. Production for each model will be limited to 30 pieces.

The Ovation 2098 and 1798 feature striking 5A flame koa tops with unique Ovation quintad “T”- shaped spruce top bracing. The 2098 features a deep-contour cutaway Lyrachord body, while the 1798 features a deep-bowl cutaway body. Both provide a clean, focused sound, with a large bass-side oval sound hole delivering solid low-end projection.

Premium design appointments include a 10”-radius ebony fingerboard with a koa oval inlay at the 12th fret, tortoise-shell body binding, and a contrasting gloss black headstock with gold tuners. The Ovation OCP-1K Compensated pickup and OP-PRO preamplifier feature convenient ¼” and XLR outputs for live and studio applications.

MSRP for the Ovation 2098 and 1798 is $5,199.99 each. For a list of authorized dealers and to learn more, visit

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