Ovation Elite 1788TX-5 Mid Bowl Black 8 string Acoustic Electric Guitar w/ Case



Availability: 2 in stock

Breaking new ground on the acoustic guitar front, Ovation proudly presents their first Roundback 8-string guitar.

Building upon their philosophy of constructing unique instruments for visionary players, this massive sounding guitar opens up a new realm of playing possibilities.

With its striking silhouettes and understated finish, this guitars make a statement that’s all its own.


  • Body type: Mid-Depth
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid Spruce
  • Back and sides: Lyrachord
  • Bracing pattern: Quartersawn scalloped X
  • Body finish: Matte Black Enamel
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Nut width: 2.14”
  • Scale: 27 1/2 
  • Fingerboard: Deluxe Grade Ebony
  • Neck wood: Hard rock maple
  • Scale length: Not specified
  • Neck finish: Natural Satin
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Ovation
  • Configuration: Sidemounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: 3-band
  • Tuner: Yes
  • Headstock overlay: Ebony
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed with Graph Tech Ratio Tuners
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle and nut: ABS
  • Number of strings: 8
  • Special features: Lyrachord body
  • Includes an Ovation Hardshell case
  • Country of origin: Korea
  • Cases Included


Original Retail Price (msrp) - $1,850.00



New with factory warranty. Played for testing purposes only. It will arrive set up and ready to play. The included case may have very minor scuffs from shipping. We have a few of these available and they all look identicle as they do not have any varying woodgrain and are all new mint condition so we are showing pics of one as an accurate representation. Item shipped will be identicle to the guitar shown in pics.