Applause AE128 Super Shallow Acoustic-Electric Guitar Black 889406903791

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The Applause AE128 offers you the super shallow classic Ovation acoustic-electric guitar design and styling at a fantastic low price. The very affordable AE128 is an acoustic-electric guitar that feat... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Applause AE128 offers you the super shallow classic Ovation acoustic-electric guitar design and styling at a fantastic low price. The very affordable AE128 is an acoustic-electric guitar that features the famous roundback body, calibrated spruce top, slim neck for fast and effortless action, built-in pickup/electronics system, and cutaway neck access. The OP-4B electronics include a gain knob, a battery LED, and bass, mid and treble EQ sliders. This award-winning guitar value from Applause is a result of its heritage born on the drawing tables at Ovation.

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Features
  • Body Style: Super Shallow Roundback Cuatway
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Composite
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard inlays: Dot
  • Bridge: Rosewood with dots
  • Rosette: Chevron pattern
  • Scale Length: 25-1/4"
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • # of Frets: 20
  • Tuners: chrome
  • Electronics: OP-4B
  • Case sold separately
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Limited 5 year warranty. No warranty on electronics and plating.


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ApplauseAE128 Super Shallow Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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(154 of 173 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

pretty good

By Bishop McDonald

from Draper UT

Comments about Applause AE128 Super Shallow Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

i got on applause last october at a pawn shop. i used to play a cheap yamaha acoustic so this is a step up. but its definately not the best iv ever played. sounds deeper than most acoustics. also sounds amazing over an acoustic amp. overall pretty good, but not amazing. i would reccomend this to any intermediate level players who dont want to spend a ton of money.

(54 of 61 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

not bad

By Vi

from Morgan hill, ca

Comments about Applause AE128 Super Shallow Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I got my applause last month (November) as a birthday gift. I chose it and everything. From the second I recieved it, I thought it was perfect. The strings that came with my applause stay tuned for an extremely long time. I have only needed to tune it once since I got it. The only down side of it is that I personally think the plastic super shallow back is a bit slippery. There is also a lot of feedback when I plug it in. So if you think about buying this guitar, I recommend buying a soundhole cover. I am going to go buy one as soon as I can.

(47 of 51 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AE128

By matthew

from Dallas, TX

Comments about Applause AE128 Super Shallow Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I love this guitar. When you have a bad cable it sounds kind of twangy. But overall a clean and rich sound. You can't go wrong with it. It is a great beginner acoustic/electric guitar for a reasonable price.

(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for the price

By Paul Waisbrot

from Cincinnati, OH

Comments about Applause AE128 Super Shallow Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Great sounding acoustic and acoustic electric for the ultra low price. Delivers very nice sounds with great sound projection (unplugged) and comfortable to hold with the shallow back. Pre-amp set up works well also for amplified sound. I got this as a beginner acoustic and am very satisfied, great price for a quality instrument, I really like the feel of the neck and shallow bowl as I am used to playing a strat. The only thing that I didn't really like too much was the factory strings, they felt a little tough and thick so I replaced them with some new 10 gauge and it plays much easier.

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Mixed Bag

By Remy

from San Jose, CA

Comments about Applause AE128 Super Shallow Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar for over half a year now, and my thoughts of whether I made a good choice have been quite volatile. Cons: Lacks some acoustic richness that you'll probably find with other acoustic guitars, and unfortunately, some $99 acoustics. The shallow body is rather slippery to hold without a strap to it support. You should get strap locks since the pegs are rather small. Sustain is also a bit weaker compared to more conventional flat-back acoustics. The input jack doesn't grip the cable as tightly as other acoustic-electrics, which has ups and downs (ease of insertion, but more likely for the cable to slip out. Twenty frets is a bit limited for my style. Oh, and be careful with the battery, as the release hinge isn't surrounded by any electronics edging, so you might accidentally release the battery and it's casing. Pros/Things I like: This guitar's tone generally has more bass, which gives the treble a smoother roundness, yet not too dull, which I like. The frets are medium-jumbo, which I also like for lots of vibrato and bending. The Shallow body, though it's slippery, is very comfortable and adaptable for people of a smaller build since you won't have to reach around a really thick body. The neck, with a satin finish, reduces friction with the thumb, which helps when you need to move quickly around the neck. I'd use medium gauge to avoid buzz, even at the cost of shimmer, but that's just personal preference. Overall, I'd say I'm quite satisfied with this instrument, and have developed a bit of a bond with this instrument, since I used it for my first talent show performance.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Acoustic-Electric

By Gary

from Hobbs, NM

Comments about Applause AE128 Super Shallow Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar for my daughter as a Christmas gift after she had proven that she would stick with the lessons. I was always enjoyed my older Applause AE-38, so this made me look toward the purchase of this guitar for her. After the guitar arrived I compared the quality of the new AE-128 to my old AE-38. I was impressed with the quality and looks. Now the sound and play ability right out of the box was no where as relaxing as my old guitar. The AE-128 had a very high action and was even tuff on my fingers to play. I knew there was no way my 12 year old daughter would enjoy this guitar straight from the box and if I had checked it, she might even quit playing if it became work and not fun. I arranged for the guitar to have the action lowered before giving it to her. After having this done the guitar is much more of a pleasure to play. Overall this is a very beautiful beginning guitar but be prepaired to have the guitar adjusted to your liking, then you will have the guitar you wanted. In case you are wondering about the cost to have the action redone at a local music store, this ran me an extra $29 but was well worth it.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great acoustic guitar

By jordan

from ripon CA

Comments about Applause AE128 Super Shallow Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar especial when you put electric guitar strings on it it gives it a great sound. mine is black super sweet especially the strap. great experience you don't have to break in the frets. there sorta broken in so its easy to do so. great on a amp as well battery slot does not wobble at all. nice set up. but the body especially slips when playing standing up. but when sitting down it has a small there's grip tape material under it so its doesn't slip but other than that its a great guitar

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

o_o Slippery?

By Lucina Carrillo

from Avondale, Az

Comments about Applause AE128 Super Shallow Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Well, I ordered this guitar for my birthday and when I finally recieved it, it was in bad shape. The bottom was openning and it was just a scary thing to see. I had to wait 2 weeks for it to come and another two weeks to ship back for a replacement. I will say though, the customer service is legit because they did not hesitate on shipping me a new one :D. It took another two weeks to get the replacement to my house though -_-. Total: 6 weeks. Although it took so long to obtain, it is very good quality and the sound is just warm and sweet. Pretty awesome guitar for intermediate players and such.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Selection for My First Guitar

By Musicnista

from New York, NY

Comments about Applause AE128 Super Shallow Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

During my first lesson, my guitar teacher allowed me to practice with his Ovation Applause. I loved the sound and how it snugly fit in my lap. I purchased this model after my first lesson and have never been disappointed. The sound quality is smooth and even. The look and feel is not cheap, but sturdy and attractive. If you're starting out, spend a few extra dollars and purchase this one. You won't regret it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good guitar value

By anthony p

from indianapolis, IN

Comments about Applause AE128 Super Shallow Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I couldn't have been more happy with my purchase from guitar center. The guitar came without a flaw. Sounds great!! Looks great!!! Plays great !!!!. Low string action, stays in tune and no string buzz. I have played this guitar with cd's of songs with expensive guitars and this one sounds really good compared with others. I am very happy with this purchase. Great job Guitar Center.com. What more can I say.

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