Acoustic rock legend Melissa Etheridge collaborated with the Ovation/Adamas R&D team to design this extraordinary 6-stringed signature instrument.
Representing the ultimate craftsmanship from Ovation’s flagship workshop in New Hartford,
Connecticut, the Melissa Etheridge Signature 6-string features a solid spruce top soundboard with X-bracing and a contoured composite body.
Other features include an ebony fretboard and bridge, bass-side sound ports with white pearloid epaulets, and a custom “ME” mother-of-pearl symbol on the peg head face. The Melissa Etheridge Signature model comes with Ovation’s original high-output pickup, and its OP-Pro Studio preamp connects to virtually any sound system, stage amp, or recording console.
Shape: Countour Bowl
Bracing: Quarter sawn Scalloped "X"
Back: Lyrachord® Contour Bowl
Top Finish: Pearl White
Epaulet: Mother of Pearl Multi-sound holes: bass side only
Body Top: AA Solid Spruce
Body Binding: Mother of Pearl
Strings: Adamas® 1818E Light Acoustic (.012-.053 Gauges)
Fingerboard Radius: 10" (254 mm)
Neck: 5-piece Mahogany/Maple neck
Neck Finish: Satin
Frets: 20 fully accessible frets (24 frets for high E string)
Position Inlays: Melissa 12 Fret
Scale: 25 1/4 (641MM)
Nut Material: ABS, 1 11/16" (43mm)
Electronics: Ovation OP Pro preamp that features a chromatic tuner and a 3-band equalizer with "pre-shape" and "mid-shift" buttons
Pickup: Ovation OCP-1K Pickup
Bridge: Rosewood with Black stain
Tuners: Die-Cast Sealed Tuners
Machines: Ovation Tuners
Hardware Finish: Black