The new Ovation Custom Elite AX is lighter, louder, richer and fuller - all the things you want your guitar to be…and it's a better bargain than ever! Featuring a premium soundboard made from hand-selected AAA solid-spruce top matched with LX scalloped bracing, the Custom Elite responds evenly from the lightest touch to hard grinding power chords. Ovation's pioneering multi-sound hole design enhances string vibration and sustain by improving soundboard efficiency. A cutaway offers full access to the gloss-finished, 5-piece mahogany/maple neck. A Contour composite body maximizes acoustic output and is ergonomically designed for comfort in any playing position. This guitar also boasts hand-inlaid abalone appointments, a deluxe grade ebony fret board and bridge, and upper-bout sound holes decorated with exotic hardwoods. With its onboard compressor, the OP-Pro Studio preamp enhances strummed chords, fingerpicked arpeggios, and single-note solos. Dual XLR and ¼” output jacks connect the Custom Elite to virtually any sound system, stage amp, or recording console.