Ovation MM68AX Electro Acoustic Mandolin, Distressed Sunburst
Ovation AX Series instruments offer the exact same specs and features of their more expensive siblings at a price that makes them exceptional value! The MM68AX is designed from the ground up as an acoustic/electric instrument. It features a hand-selected Solid Spruce top with lightweight, Mando-Quintad bracing designed to enhance punch and projection.
Ovation's pioneering multi-soundhole design enhances string vibration and sustain by improving soundboard efficiency. And with its roundback composite body, the Ovation Mandolin offers more acoustic volume and cutting power than expensive flatback models.
The instrument's upper-bout soundholes are inlaid with exotic hardwoods and a cutaway offers full access to the sleek, satin finished Maple neck and Ebony fingerboard. A custom high-output pickup and special version of the OP-24+ preamp give the Ovation Mandolin unparalleled amplified tone. Offering whisper-quiet audio circuitry with very low distortion, the OP-24+ features 3-band EQ with a bypass switch, a Mid-Shift control for selecting a midrange center frequency of either 400 Hz or 1 kHz, a Pre-Shape circuit for boosting bass and treble response while cutting rumble-prone frequencies below 40 Hz, and a battery status light. To provide complete control over the high-output preamp signal, the OP-24+ has a custom-taper volume slider. Includes case.
- Shape: Mandolin Cutaway
- Bracing: Mando-Quintad
- Back: Lyrachord® Cutaway
- Epaulet: Multi-Soundholes only
- Body Binding: Ivory with inlaid abalone Binding
- Fingerboard Radius: 10" radius
- Neck: Hard Rock Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin
- Frets: 17 Frets, 21 for High
- Position Inlays: Abalone
- Scale: 13 7/8"
- Nut: ABS, 1 3/16"
- Electronics: OP-24+
- Pickup: Ovation OCP-1K Pickup
- Bridge: Ebony
- Tuners: Die-Cast Sealed Ovation Tuners
- Hardware Finish: Gold
- Strings: D'Addario Coated
- Case: Included