Ovation Guitars are a USA based guitar company, mainly known for their steel-stringed acoustic models. Ovations are easily distinguishable from other acoustic guitars due to their composite synthetic bowl-back design rather than the traditional wooden back and sides.
The Ovation website only lists a single left handed guitar in their product range, however the FAQ section lists one more model which brings the grand total to two. It’s not all doom and gloom however, as these models are just what Ovation offer from stock – you can also special order most of their USA range through your dealer.
Let’s take a look…
Ovation LCS247-5 Left Handed Electro-Acoustic Guitar
Multi-soundhole technology made affordable. Using the same unique Ovation Quintad bracing pattern featured on the more expensive Elite models, here’s an entry-level acoustic/electric that will continue to earn its keep as your playing skills mature. The LCS247 Left-Handed Celebrity Deluxe features a mid-depth cutaway body shape using quintad bracing with a spruce top. Features a 25 1/4″ scale rosewood fretboard with Dots & Diamonds inlays. Other features include a walnut bridge, 1 11/16″ nut width, gold tuning machines, multi soundhole 5-piece epaulet rosette and the OP30 preamp. Rich, bright and super quiet, the OP30 raises the bar in its class.
Ovation LCC047-HB Lefty Electro-Acoustic Guitar
Featuring a spruce top with matched, lightweight bracing designed to enhance punch and projection, this left-handed Celebrity produces a big, clear sound. Ovation’s classic Mid-Depth composite body delivers balanced acoustic tone and is comfortable to hold and play. The guitar’s center-soundhole offers a traditional look, and its slim neck has an electric-style profile, 20 hand-finished nickel-silver frets, and low factory-set action. A cutaway insures easy access to the entire fretboard. The OP-20 preamp is simple to operate and features 3-band EQ and a Pre-Shape tone enhancement circuit for natural amplified tone.
Special Order Left Handed Ovations
If either of these two models don’t suit your specific tastes then you can special order several additional models through your Ovation dealer. Left-handed models are available by special order for most Ovation USA models. Most mid-depth cutaway models are available, however preamp options are limited to OP30 and OP40.
Ovation Custom Shop
If you really want to go the extra mile and put your own unique stamp on your guitar, then you may also wish to consider the Ovation Custom shop. Although pricey, you will be able to build your dream guitar. Contact your local dealer for details.
The Ovation website has a pleasant, clean design which works well. The left handed models are listed separately from the right handed range which makes them easy enough to spot. There is also a helpful section in the FAQ which gives information on left handed models and special order details. No real complaints here!
For more information:
Ovation Guitars Website