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Applause Balladeer Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar Black

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With all the essentials of the classic Ovation Balladeer sound and style, the Applause Balladeer AB24 Acoustic-Electric offers a loud and well-defined voice, smooth playability and great value that ma... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-26-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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$19999.00
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Overview

With all the essentials of the classic Ovation Balladeer sound and style, the Applause Balladeer AB24 Acoustic-Electric offers a loud and well-defined voice, smooth playability and great value that make it ideal for beginning and intermediate players. Recognized Balladeer hallmarks are here, including the sculpted Applause-style headstock and center soundhole adorned with the classic Applause chevron rosette pattern.

Premium features include a laminated spruce top for clearly articulate tone, and a mid depth Roundback Lyrachord body for greater volume and projection, excellent balance and supreme durability. The guitar also features fast, comfortable action and an easy-playing neck profile, and an Ovation OP-4BT pickup/preamp system with built-in tuner for superior amplified tone and performance. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Soaring vintage-style tone
  • Unprecedented depth and volume
  • Roundback design for optimal projection
  • Nostaglic Ovation headstock and vintage appointments
  • Lyrachord back for greater projection and clarity
  • Solid Sitka spruce tops voiced for all playing styles
  • Five-piece mahogany neck that curbs warping
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • Body
    Body Finish: Gloss
    Body Shape: Mid-Depth Cutaway
    Bracing: Quartersawn Spruce, Ovation Scalloped X pattern
    Rosette: Classic Applause Chevron Pattern
    Body Back: Lyrachord
    Body Top: Spruce
    Neck
    Neck Material: Nato
    Neck Finish: Satin
    Scale Length: 25.25" (642 mm)
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Fingerboard Radius: 10" (254 mm)
    Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
    Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
    Electronics
    Special Electronics: Ovation Slimline Pickup with OP-4BT Preamp with Tuner
    Hardware
    Bridge: Rosewood
    Hardware Finish: Chrome
    Tuning Machines: Chrome Die-Cast
    Miscellaneous
    Unique Features: Signature Ovation playability and Roundback clarity, balance and projection, great live sound performance
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Limited 5 year warranty. No warranty on electronics and plating.


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ApplauseBalladeer Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stays in tune (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Consistent (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth every penny plus

By Matt

from Southern California

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Applause Balladeer Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      With the exception of the electronics used for the bridge pick-up installed. This guitar plays, and sounds every bit as good as a $5000 Martin, Taylor, Gibson, etc... Have any professional guitarist turn they're back, and play this Ovation, followed by any of the other three I listed. I'm willing to bet most will agree they can't tell you which ones are the $5000 models, and which is this $249 model. Ask them to play it, and most will agree, it plays and feels more like an electric guitar, with it's very low action, and sculpted neck.

       
      5.0

      Great guitar with Ovation quality construction and sound.

      By Ray

      from SweetHomeAlaBama

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording

        Comments about Applause Balladeer Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Bought one of the first Applause guitars and have owned and played one ever since... clear, great sounding and affordable guitars.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Stop reading and add one to your cart!

        By Karpe Keith

        from Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Applause Balladeer Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          Plays and sounds like guitars triple the amount. Fit and finish are excellent. The ruby red is darker than pictured but I prefer it that way. Great guitar. Will be buying a second.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid Guitar. Glad I bought it.

          By TMG

          from New Orleans

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Applause Balladeer Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            I learned to play years ago on an Ovation, and have since purchased two Martin guitars that I play in small venues around town. I love my Martins, but man, this little guitar has a hell of a lot of punch. The projection is just unreal. Great for writing and living room sessions with friends. For the money, this guitar is amazing.
            Oh, and the "Ruby Red" finish is actually more of a burgundy color. I bought this guitar to jam at the house, but it actually looks classy enough to play out, even alongside the Martins.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

            By MorganG

            from Little Rock, AR

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Applause Balladeer Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

              Bought this for my husband after his Ovation was totaled in a mishap, he LOVES it so much! It's gorgeous color and plays beautifully!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Hard to believe how good it sounds for how cheap it is!

              By Pastor Bob

              from ND

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Applause Balladeer Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                Use it for ministry at the jail and radio show

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Better than expected!

                By Jason

                from Amarillo, TX

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Applause Balladeer Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                  Delivered promptly as promised and was in much better shape than I expected. Looks and feels brand new, couldn't be happier with my purchase!

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  The Best Buy For The Price Range

                  By Charlie B

                  from Storden, MN

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Gig Playing
                  • Good Feel
                  • Great For Beginners
                  • Practice
                  • Recording
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Applause Balladeer Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

                    Right out of the box this guitar was ready to play. The only thing I had to do was tune it up and tweak the truss rod a little. The intonation was spot on.

                    The guitar sounds good by itself and awesome when I played it through my Fender Mustang V amp head. I'm looking forward to recording some songs with it.

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