I just picked up this Ovation 1778TX-5 from Guitar Center today. I know Ovation doesn't get a lot of love lately, but I really like them. The curved back is a lot more comfortable for me, and I love the bright sound. I have to commend Guitar Center - the action was a bit high on this one, so the sales lady suggested I have the tech look at it. He removed the shims under the bridge, put on a new set of strings, and now it plays great. The preamp offers a lot of adjustment when playing through an amp, and has a built-in tuner. And of course, it has that Ovation acoustic brightness I've come to love over the years. I'm real happy with this one.