Ovation Guitars Expands Celebrity Standard Series
Ovation CS24

The new models have a mid-depth Lyrachord cutaway body style and a quartersawn scalloped “X” bracing design.

Scottsdale, AZ (January 23, 2014) -- Ovation is proud to announce the Celebrity Standard series of acoustic-electric guitars. Masterfully built with eight beautiful finish options, the new Celebrity Standard models have a classic mid-depth Lyrachord cutaway body style and an improved quartersawn scalloped “X” bracing design. Replacing the existing Celebrity Series, the new Celebrity Standard line consists of two tiers: Celebrity Standard and Celebrity Standard Plus models.

Available in Sunburst Gloss (CS24-1), Natural Gloss (CS24-4), Black Gloss (CS24-5) and Ruby Red Gloss (CS24-RR) finishes, the Celebrity Standard CS24 features a solid spruce top and is appointed with pearloid microdots on a rosewood fingerboard, a pearloid rosette, and the Ovation OP-4BT preamp with Ovation Slimline Pickup.

For those wanting a more exotic look, the Celebrity Standard Plus CS24P features figured tops and upgraded abalone appointments on the rosette and fret markers along with the OP-4BT preamp with Ovation Slimline Pickup. Figured tops include Quilt Maple (CS24P-4Q), Figured Koa (CS24P-FKOA), Burled Maple (CS24P-NBM) and Flame Maple (CS24P-TBBY).

“The new Celebrity Standard Series models have the signature Ovation sound, with excellent balance, enhanced projection and great playability,” says Jason Barnes, Ovation product manager. “Every guitar is built with great attention to detail and each delivers great tonal voice and warm aesthetic qualities for a simple, yet powerful sound and style—all for the same price.”

The Ovation Celebrity Standard Plus is available for $649.50 (MSRP). The Ovation Celebrity Standard is available for $529.50 (MSRP).

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