This is a 1995 Ovation Collectors' Edition, with original hardshell case, COA & all case candy, used, in excellent condition. It is 100% original & in immaculate condition with no dings, scratches, blemishes or fret wear. Features include a solid Sitka spruce top, ebony fingerboard, inlaid walnut, maple & abalone rosette and hand rubbed mahogany neck with maple & walnut stringers. The electronics are quite sophisticated - blendable bridge pickup & Telex condensor mic feeding an OptiMax preamp. The OptiMax boasts hi Z ¼” & low Z XLR outputs, high & low shelving EQ with mid shape select. It is phantom powerable as well.
From the 1995 catalog: “The 1995 Ovation Collectors’ Edition marks a bold step forward in acoustic/electric performance with the introduction of the OptiMax system. The OptiMax combines the industry-standard Ovation bridge pickup with an ultra-miniature Telex condenser microphone built into the bridge. The preamp control section lets you blend the pickup & microphone levels as well as shifting the crossover. The flexible outputs allow you to take the microphone out of the monitor mix, helping you fight feedback onstage while delivering a full-range acoustic sound to the audience. This superb performance instrument will be available in limited quantities during 1995.”