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Ovation MCS148 Celebrity Acoustic-Electric Mandolin

Not your grandaddy's mando, this round-backed Celebrity mandolin features a spruce top, walnut bridge and rosewood fretboard, plus a OP-24+ onboard preamp. (7) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Lyrachord body Clear notes with plenty of projection
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Spruce top Articulate tone, projects well, resists scratches

Ovation MCS148 Celebrity Mandolin

The Ovation Celebrity MCS148 Mandolin has the classic rounded back that Ovation guitars have become famous for, along with a spruce top, walnut bridge, and rosewood fretboard. To get your sound off the stage and out to the crowd, the MCS148 Mandolin uses a thinline pickup and the versatile and warm sounding Ovation OP24+ preamp.

The OP24+ preamp features three EQ bands with the ability to shift the mid band to either a 400Hz or 1KHz center frequency. It also features a Pre-Shape circuit that lifts the base and treble and reduces the "rumble" frequencies below 40Hz.

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Ovation Celebrity MCS148 Mandolin Specifications:
8-String Acoustic/Electric

Body Type: Mandolin Cutaway

Top: Spruce

Bracing: Mando-Quintad

Scale Length: 13 7/8

Fretboard: Rosewood

Fret Inlay: Dots

Bridge: Walnut

Rosette: Multi Soundhole 5-Piece Epaulet

Pickup: Thinline

Nutwidth: 1 3/16

Machines: Gold

Optional Case: MC403

OP24+ Preamp
Three-band EQ with switchable mid frequency

Pre-Shape and EQ bypass switches

Custom-taper volume slider
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 877-KAMANMUSIC
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Beautiful Mandolin, with nice sound."
Sound: I have only been playing for about 2 years. This is my third mandolin and first f style and first electric. The sound quality is adequate for the money, however, if playing along with other instruments, it definitely needs to be hooked to an amp. Solo is fine, though not nearly as loud as my less expensive A style. Tone is about what you would expect for the money. The high end sounds better than the low end. Overall I am totally satisfied with my purchase. Two words of caution. 1st. Buy extra ball end strings as they are difficult to find in smaller markets. 2nd, the Ovation rounded body will not fit into the F Style case from Gator (The low end case currently 69.95). I am waiting on someone to tell me which case to order so I can exchange it. It is a beautiful instrument, very solid and pretty much ready to play out of the box after tuning. Hooked it to an guitar amp with some distortion pedal just for kicks. You can get some pretty intersting sounds out of it. Ease of Use: Ready to go after tuning. Quality: I don't play professionally so having a backup isn't an issue, though I have a less expensive "A" style. Finish is awesome, which is one of the things that attracted me. I don't worry about it breaking. It seems to be a solid instrument to me. Value: Yes Manufacturer Support: NA The Wow Factor: The color is beautiful. Nice Solid feel. Overall: I expect to be satisfied for quite some time. Perhaps as my ability improves, I will see the need or have the desire for more expensive higher end instrument, but not now.
Style of Music: Country / Gospel / Folk
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