800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 1460-5L2V
close [x]
  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri 8AM - 10PM (EST)
  • Sat 9AM - 6PM (EST)
  • Sun 1PM - 7PM (EST)
Email Print
 

Ovation CS257 Celebrity Deluxe Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Spruce top. Nato neck. (284) Read 10 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
Ships to: Can ship to United States
close [x]
zZounds.com 800-ZZOUNDS (800-996-8637)

Sorry, this product is no longer available on zZounds

In most cases, a product is unavailable because it has been discontinued by the manufacturer

Please shop our site for related products:

Product Description

The Ovation Celebrity Deluxe features multi-soundhole technology made affordable. Using the same unique Ovation Quintad bracing pattern featured on the more expensive Elite models, here's an entry-level acoustic/electric that will continue to earn its keep as your playing skills mature.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Ovation products.
Body Type: S/Shallow Cutaway

Colors: 4,5,8T,P,RRB

Top: Spruce

Neck: Nato

FBD: Rosewood

Preamp: OP-30

Output Jack: 1/4 in. Hi-Z Output

Tuners: Gold

Pickup: Thinline Under-Saddle

Nutwidth: 1-11/16 in.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-KAMANMUSIC
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (284 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"I earn my living with this guitar."
Sound: I play professionally four nights per week. Last year I bought the CS257 because it was the best sounding guitar i tried in my price range. I also plays great. Another reason i bought this guitar was that I wanted a great sounding instrument but I didn't want to spend a thousand dollars only to have the wear and tear of playing it out every night, not to mention the weather elements, destroy my investment. The feedback (no the guitar never feedsback) that i got from other musicians and the crowds has been shocking. Two other professional players went out and bought the same exact guitar after hearing it. Why am i here telling this story? I'm shopping for another one. In a nutshell the sound has been described to me as having balls but with a lot of warmth. Buy one. Feature: I find the (Mid-notch whatchamacallit) to be a great feature. Ovation has jumped out in front of the compitition in terms of electronics and pre-amp performance. Mine has the OP24+ Quality: The products are made well. My shallow case came kinda messed up. It doesn't line up right. My guitar was the transparent blue which i'm told was a mistake. Sort of like a factory second. But I'm not complaining. It has earned me nearly 100 times what i payed for it since i bought it last year. Value: Try and find a better sounding instrument in this price range. The Wow Factor: I refer to my earlier comments about the two musicians who saw me playing it and purchased their own. Chicks like the sound hole design. Overall: I would like to have two of these at all times to maintain the continuity of sound. I would love it if there was a 12 string model as well.
Style of Music: Acoustic Alternative
16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Chances are, the action is faster than you, and there's no doubt it's prettier....LOL"
Sound: I own two, both flame tops, and it's funny how different they sound unplugged...One is set up specifically for slide, and to be honest, the plugged in sound is a bit bright, even with the OP-24+ pre amp, I can't get the exact plugged in tone I want...Don't get me wrong, the sound is crystal clear and good, I just want something with a little more bass... Feature: These guitars stay in tune period...Even when your hammering it on stage, I never retune between songs...I like the pre amp, although I go through batteries fast.. Ease of Use: These guitars are almost as fast as an electric...The action is so easy to adjust too... Quality: For the price, seems good to me...No problems at all...I've never even broke a string in a preformance Value: Good value Manufacturer Support: Haven't dealt with them, but their website is very useful.. The Wow Factor: I really like the Koa top...I plan on getting one in the near future...I have one in vintage flame and one in honey burst flame..I'm not sure they make these any more, but most ovations get plenty of "oooo's and ahhh's " from the crowd.. Overall: I will definitely buy another ovation if these were stolen or something, if I wear out the frets, I'll give it to my kids...Ha Ha
Style of Music: Rock and Christian Worship
10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful. Did you?
Thanks for your opinion!
close [x]

Thank you. Your vote has been counted. Could you briefly tell us why the review was or was not helpful?

Our extended 45-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee applies on this product Buy it, and if it isn't just right for you, return it!
What Our Customers Are Saying About zZounds "I have built an entire home studio with gear from zZounds.com using their Play As You Pay plan and they've never disappointed. They are flexible on the payment dates and every person I've ever talked to has been super friendly and helpful. I really don't even consider buying gear from anywhere else." - customer on May 30, 2014
BizRate Customer Certified (GOLD) Site
Questions? Our gear experts can help!
800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
When you call, mention priority code 1460-5L2V. Llame Gratis en Español: 800-460-7976
Lunes-Viernes de 9AM a 5PM EST
Customize Search Results for Your Location
Shop with those who respect your privacy — we do. Copyright © 1996-2014, zZounds Music, LLC. Terms of use apply.
X
ALL ACCESS PASS
5 REASONS YOU SHOULD SIGN UP FOR THE ZZOUNDS NEWSLETTER
  • Limited-time payment plan offers
  • Weekly deals
  • Exclusive giveaways
  • Exclusive artist interviews
  • Insider info on your favorite gear
To get your cool stuff, we'll need your address:
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
 
close [x]
1 item added to your cart
View Cart Continue Shopping
close [x]
Please select a product:
add to cart
close [x]
Available on
orders $249+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
on most orders $49+

Just $2.99 on
smaller orders

Really heavy stuff might cost you a
little more

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]What is this?
A temporary customer reference number is assigned to each customer only while they are shopping on zZounds.com. If you call our customer service department for assistance, this number makes it easier for us to answer any questions you have about products, services or purchases.
close [x]

1. zZounds offers the industry‘s most musician-friendly payment plans

zZounds offers a variety of Play as You Pay installment plans that allow you to get the gear you want today. While our competitors might offer house credit cards that require you to fill out an application and pass a credit check, our payment plans are easy to get, simple to use, and, best of all, accrue zero interest. Unlike those house credit cards that can leave you vulnerable to exorbitant interest charges once the promotional period ends, we never have and never will charge interest when you take advantage of one of the zZounds Play as You Pay plans.

zZounds payment plans details »

2. zZounds guarantees the lowest price

Seen it for less somewhere else? Get it for less at zZounds. Simply click the “Seen it for less?” link on any product page and as long as we‘re not losing money, we‘ll beat any legitimate competitor‘s lowest price, usually within two hours. Want our best price even faster? Call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll provide you with a lower price on the phone. Also, if you purchase from us and later find the product for less elsewhere, call or email us within 45 days, and we‘ll refund you the difference.

zZounds.com price match details »

3. zZounds gets you your gear fast

At zZounds, you‘ll get your gear fast and, usually, with free delivery. Because we have warehouses in New Jersey and Nevada, nearly 75 percent of Americans reside within our two-day shipping zones. Combine this with the fact that many of our best-selling products qualify for free two-day delivery and you get expedited shipping without the additional cost.

zZounds.com shipping details »

4. zZounds makes returns super easy

Buy it, try it, like it, or return it to us for a full refund. It‘s just that simple. If you‘re not in love with what you bought, return it to zZounds within 45 days, and we‘ll promptly arrange for an exchange or a refund. No hassles. No hidden charges. And if a product‘s defective or damaged, call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637), and we‘ll email you a prepaid shipping label so you can easily return it to us at zero cost to you.

zZounds.com return details »

5. zZounds delivers top-rated customer service

zZounds has received multiple Bizrate® Circle of Excellence Platinum awards, placing us in the top 0.7 percent of Bizrate‘s network of 5,200 retailers. Our success in meeting the needs of our customers -- since 1996, we‘ve satisfied over 1,000,000 people -- is due in large part to the fact that zZounds only hires experienced musicians to answer your calls and emails, and they are never paid a commission.

zZounds.com customer service »
close [x]
Available on
orders $249+
learn more

Need it now but short of cash? All we need is the first payment up front and the rest in easy monthly payments!

Fast approval.
We approve everyone, with very few exceptions, as long as we can verify your identity.
No interest. Ever.
It's just as if you paid the whole amount up front!
No paperwork. Nothing to track.
No application to mail or fax, no bills to pay. We automatically charge the payments to your credit card.

We'll wait on your money so you don't have to wait for your gear!

When you checkout, just click the Play as you Pay checkbox to indicate which installment plan you wish to use.

close [x]
on most orders $49+

Just $2.99 on
smaller orders

Really heavy stuff might cost you a
little more

learn more

Why fight traffic and pushy salesmen when we'll bring your gear straight to your home, free of charge?

zZounds free shipping is really free!
No hidden charges or hassles on returns.
Fast, reliable delivery
We have warehouses on both coasts, so most shipments arrive in 3 days or less.
We don't collect sales tax. Bonus!
Only NJ residents pay tax during checkout.
close [x]

A guarantee so solid, you never have to worry about price when shopping at zZounds

We'll beat any price
Simply click the Seen it for less? link next to the gear you want or call us at 800-zZounds (800-996-8637)
Got a coupon from another site?
Use it with us - we'll beat those prices, too!
Find a better price after buying from us?
No problem. We'll refund you the difference for 45 days, so you'll never regret buying from zZounds.

You'll still get the trustworthy service you've come to expect from zZounds, without paying more for your gear!