Left Handed Ovation Guitar Guide

Looking for a left handed Ovation guitar? Well, you’re in the right place!

In this guide, we will look at all of the lefty Ovation guitars that are currently available, plus we’ll also answer a few questions you may have about the brand in general.

Ovation Guitars is a USA-based guitar company, mainly known for its steel-string electro-acoustic models. Ovations are easily distinguishable from other acoustic guitars due to their composite synthetic (Lyrachord) bowl-back design rather than the traditional wooden back and sides.

Ovation Guitar Side Profile

Another notable design feature on many Ovation guitars is their distinctive multi-soundhole design. The company believes that the traditional single soundhole weakens the top of the guitar, so they came up with a unique design that uses 22 smaller holes instead.

Does Ovation Make Left Handed Guitars?

Yes! Ovation currently offers 4 different left handed electro-acoustic guitars. Two of these models are from the brand’s Timeless Collection, with the other two forming a part of the Celebrity Collection.

Left Handed Ovation Guitar

Left Handed Ovation Guitar Models

Celebrity Elite

Left Handed Ovation Celebrity Elite Acoustic

The first left handed Ovation guitar we’ll look at it is the Celebrity Elite electro-acoustic.

This model pairs the brand’s lightweight Lyrachord body with a solid spruce top for a full and well-balanced sound. It has a mid-depth bowl body to help improve projection while still remaining comfortable to play.

A mahogany neck is combined for a 23-fret ovangkol fingerboard for smooth playability. It also features a slightly shorter 25.3″ scale length and a 10″ fretboard radius for a balanced feel.

The Ovation Celebrity Elite is also equipped with an OP-4CT preamp system which includes a 3-band equalizer, volume and gain controls, and a handy built-in guitar tuner.

This model is available left handed in a high gloss, black lacquer finish.

  • Body : Lyrachord w/ Solid Spruce Top
  • Neck : Mahogany w/ 23 fret Ovangkol Fingerboard
  • Bracing : Ovation X-Bracing
  • Bridge : Ovangkol
  • Electronics : OP-4CT Preamp & OCP100 Pickup
  • Case : Not Included

Celebrity Elite Exotic

Left Handed Ovation Celebrity Elite Exotic Acoustic

If you like the idea of the Celebrity Elite, but yearn for a little extra bling, then the Ovation Celebrity Elite Exotic may just tick all of your boxes!

This is essentially the same specification as the Celebrity Elite, albeit with a fancier quilted maple top. Other premium appointments include ivory color body binding, plus a fully bound fretboard.

The layered exotic quilted maple top is finished in an eye-catching ruby red burst which really gives this affordable left handed acoustic guitar a high-end look.

Combine these features with Ovation’s idiosyncratic multi-soundhole design and you really have a guitar that will stand out from the crowd.

  • Body : Lyrachord w/ Exotic Quilted Maple Top
  • Neck : Mahogany w/ 23 fret Ovangkol Fingerboard
  • Bracing : Ovation X-Bracing
  • Bridge : Ovangkol
  • Electronics : OP-4CT Preamp & OCP100 Pickup
  • Case : Not Included


Left Handed Ovation Balladeer Acoustic

The final left handed Ovation guitar that is currently available is the Balladeer, from the brand’s Timeless collection. It is currently the most affordable lefty model that Ovation offers.

This guitar ditches Ovation’s multi-soundhole design in favor of a single circular soundhole for a more traditional look.

Main features include the brand’s innovative Lyrachord body paired with a solid Sitka spruce top, a mahogany/maple neck with a 20-fret ebony fingerboard, plus an Ovation OP-30L preamp system.

This left handed Ovation guitar is currently available in two different finishes – Black, and New England Burst.

  • Body : Lyrachord w/ Solid Spruce Top
  • Neck : 5 Piece Mahogany/Maple w/ 20 Fret Ebony Fingerboard
  • Bracing : Ovation Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Bridge : Ebony
  • Electronics : OP-30L Preamp & OCP-6K-AL Pickup
  • Case : Not Included

Ovation Website

The Ovation website clearly displays the brand’s lefty models in a separate section which makes finding these guitars very straightforward.

For more information:
Ovation Guitars Website

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