Ovation created the The Celebrity Elite Plus guitars to take the classic multi-soundhole design of the Celebrity Elite series to a new level. With upgraded beautiful abalone appointments, select figured tops, and high-quality sound, features and styling, these guitars brighten the room for the eyes and the ears. The Celebrity Elite Plus CE44P-PD guitar has the classic mid-depth LyrachordÂ® cutaway body with a striking paduak top featuring the Elite multi-soundhole design, providing a more defined high-end and an enhanced, yet balanced bass response. Ovation created the new top's quartersawn scalloped X bracing after extensively studying their previous successful bracing patterns, coming to an inspired new design that conveys the broad voicing neded in today's music, while maintaining its great natural tone, power and response. The combination of the new aspects in the body, top and soundholes, the sound of the classic Ovation Elite resonates with great clarity and balance, full projection, and unique tonal complexity. The top also has elegant multi-wood epaulets, black binding, abalone purfling and a beautiful Natural gloss finish. Other premium features include an effortlessly playable satin-finish neck with black binding, 10-radius rosewood fretboard with 20 fully accessible frets (24 frets for high E string) and abalone inlays, and a rosewood bridge. For great live sound, the CE44P-SM features an Ovation Slimline pickup and OP-4BT preamp system with three-band EQ, volume/gain control, onboard tuner and low-battery light.