Ovation guitars have been around for over 50 years and they continue to produce high-quality, smooth playing, and great-sounding instruments.
But gladly Ovation guitars also recognize that people come in different budgets with varying needs. And that’s why Ovation offers something for everyone – from the budget-conscious beginner to those who want top-of-the-line quality at any cost.
Also, based on Guitariste Next Door’s own Darren’s experience, Ovation guitars really shine when plugged in. He has played several Ovations during his career and that’s why he was the perfect man to write this article you migh want to check out: 5 Best Ovation Guitars in 2021 – Are You Ready for Aerospace Technology?
In this guide, we list most of the Ovation guitars available in November of 2021 and the lowest prices we could find at that time(this guide will be updated frequently).
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Guitarist Nex Door’s Ovation Expert: DL Shepherd
You can spot Darren’s favorites from this price guide.
Darren has been playing guitar for over 23 years. He fronted the metal band Suddenly Silence in the early 2000’s, and also achieved recognition as an award-winning bluegrass guitarist.
A native of southwestern Virginia, and has shared the stage with many big-name acts from various genres. When he is not playing one of his many guitars, he can be found riding his Harley through the mountains of Virginia.
Ovation Guitars Price Guide
All prices listed here can be different than the current prices on online retailer’s sites!
$200-$499 (USD) Ovation Guitars
Applause AE44-4S Mid-depth is one of the most popular low-priced Ovation guitars:
|Model||Cheapest List Prices Found in November 2021||Check Current Price (affiliate links)|
|Ovation Applause AB24-4S Mid-depth||$310 (USD) – £287 – 340€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Applause AB24-5S Mid-depth||$329 (USD) – £299 – 358€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Applause AE44-4S Mid-depth||$339 (USD) – £304 – 361€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Applause AE44-5S||$349 (USD) – £325 – 386€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Applause AE48-1I Super Shallow||$349 (USD)||Sweetwater|
|Ovation Applause AB2412II-5S Mid-depth||$359 (USD) – £332 – 385€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Celebrity Standard CS28||$399 (USD)||Sweetwater|
|Ovation Celebrity Standard CS24-4 Natural Mid Depth – Darren’s ”Best Beginner Ovation”-pick||$419 – £374 – 459€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Celebrity Tradition CS24-RR-G Mid-Depth||$429 (USD) – £385 – 474€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Celebrity Standard CS24-5 Mid Depth||$429 (USD) – £372 – 453€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Celebrity Standard CS24C-4 CS Mid-depth Classical||$469 (USD) – £394 – 484€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Celebrity Plus CS28P-RG Super Shallow||$489 (USD) – £422 – 518€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Celebrity Elite CE44-4 Mid-Depth – Darren’s ”Best Budget”-pick||$489 (USD) – £397 – 484€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Celebrity Elite CE48-1 Super Shallow||$499 (USD) – £405 – 498€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
$500-$999 (USD) Ovation Guitars
It’s awesome that Ovation also produces plenty of lefty models. Ovation Elite Celebrity CE445L Mid-Depth for example:
|Model||List Prices Found in November 2021||Check Current Price (affiliate links)|
|Ovation Celebrity Standard CS24P-FKOA Mid-Depth||$519 (USD) – 444€||Sweetwater|
|Ovation Celebrity Plus CS28P-KOAB Super Shallow – Darren’s ”Best For Electric Players”-pick||$519 (USD) – £399 – 539€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Elite Celebrity CE445L Mid-Depth Left-handed||$529 (USD) – £479 – 585€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Celebrity Elite CE48P-RG Super Shallow||$539 (USD) – £444 – 544€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44X-9B Mid-Depth||$549 (USD) – £444 – 544€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus Bass CEB44X-7C Mid-Depth||$549 (USD) – £444 – 544€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Celebrity Elite CE48P-KOAB Super Shallow||$549 (USD) – £325 – 386€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Celebrity Elite CE48P-KOAB Super Shallow||$559 (USD) – 489€||Sweetwater|
|Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-FKOA Mid-Depth – Darren’s ”Best Live Performer”-pick||$619 (USD) – £488 – 598€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Mod TX Mid-Depth (1778TX-5-G)||$815 (USD) – £645 – 798€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Mod TX Super Shallow (1868TX-5-G)||$815 (USD) – £659 – 799€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Mod TX Deep Contour (2078TX-5-G)||$815 (USD) – £692 – 843€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Timeless Balladeer Deep Contour (2771AX-5)||$979 (USD) – £799 – 990€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Timeless Elite Mid-Depth (2778AX-5)||$999 (USD) – £899 – 1099€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Timeless Legend Nylon (1773AX-4)||$999 (USD) – £825 – 999€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
$1000-$3000 (USD) Ovation Guitars
Guitarist Next Door’s Darren gave the Ovation Adamas MD80 the crown of the best Ovation guitar of 2021:
|Model||List Prices Found in November 2021||Check Current Price(affiliate links)|
|Ovation Timeless Balladeer Deep Contour 12-string (2751AX-5)||$1064 (USD) – £855 – 1055€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Timeless Elite Deep Contour 12-String (2758AX-NEB)||$1099 (USD) – £1043||Sweetwater|
|Ovation Adamas MD80 Cutaway Mid-depth Contour (MD80-NWT) – Darren’s #1 Pick for The Best Ovation Guitar in 2021||$3999 (USD) – £3399 – 3990€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
|Ovation Adamas I GT Cutaway Deep Contour (2087GT-8)||$4999 (USD) – £3999 – 4748€||Sweetwater – Thomann|
Ovation guitars are great instruments. They are unique, fast-playing, and sound good. Especially when plugged in.
And the best thing is that there’s a great Ovation out there for all different budgets. So choose the right one for you and start jamming with your smooth-playing Ovation guitar!
Hopefully this price guide helped you out, I wish you all the best and keep rocking!