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Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar Vintage Varnish

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The Applause Elite AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric features all the essentials of the classic Ovation Elite sound and style, with a loud and focused voice, supreme playability and remarkable value that m... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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The Applause Elite AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric features all the essentials of the classic Ovation Elite sound and style, with a loud and focused voice, supreme playability and remarkable value that make it ideal for beginning and intermediate players.

Premium features include a laminated spruce top with Elite-style multi-soundholes 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, multi-hardwood epaulettes for the classic Elite aesthetic, and an Ovation CE304T pickup/preamp system with 3-band EQ and built-in tuner for superior amplified tone and performance.

Case sold separately.

Features
Body
  • Body type:Mid-Depth
  • Cutaway:Single
  • Top wood:Spruce
  • Back & sides:Lyrachord
  • Bracing pattern:Quartersawn scalloped X
  • Body finish:VintageVarnish
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:Info not available
  • Nut width:1.69 in. (43 mm)
  • Fingerboard:Rosewood
  • Neck wood:NatoMahogany
  • Scale length:25.25 in.
  • Number of frets:20
  • Neck finish: Satin Natural
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp:Yes
  • Brand:Ovation
  • Configuration:Piezo and mic
  • Preamp EQ:3-band
  • Feedback filter:No
  • Tuner:Yes
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay:Info not available
  • Tuning machines:Chrome
  • Bridge:Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut:ABS
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:None
  • Case:Sold separately
  • Accessories:None
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Limited 5 year warranty. No warranty on electronics and plating.


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ApplauseElite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

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Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing for the price

I have been playing guitar for over 50 years and have owned many guitars, expensive and not so expensive, including Guild, Gibson, Martin, Breedlove and Ovation. After being forced to retire, ...Read complete review

I have been playing guitar for over 50 years and have owned many guitars, expensive and not so expensive, including Guild, Gibson, Martin, Breedlove and Ovation. After being forced to retire, I had to sell what I had and needed a guitar that would fit my fingerpicking style and wouldn't kill my budget. I am very picky about the feel and sound of a guitar, but realized I might have to settle due to my price range. I have purchased several lower priced guitars during the past few months, but have ended up returning them or trading them in for something else. I was ready to give up, but when I saw this beautiful guitar on sale, I decided to take one more chance. I couldn't be happier. When I played the floor model at GC, I was amazed at the sound and feel of this guitar and bought it immediately . I plan on keeping it until I can afford a higher end Ovation. I want to thank Steve, Scott, and the other guitar guys at GC in Jax for putting up with me and for working with me over the past few years.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I wouldn't buy this thing

I bought this thing because the playability was nice... at first. I was also very attracted to modern looks and the finish of it. After I got it home I noticed an...Read complete review

I bought this thing because the playability was nice... at first. I was also very attracted to modern looks and the finish of it. After I got it home I noticed an awful buzzing sound coming from the body when I played the low e, the in house tech couldn't figure out the problem and kind of blamed it on thumb technique. I then traded it in for a new one. Got the new one home only to discover that the machine heads were junk and I had to increase the action to an uncomfortable level to eliminate buzz. I then proceeded to trade that one in for a new one because of the unstable machine heads. This new one came with the quality control card and played like a dream until I tried tuning it down to flat standard. Awful buzzing came from the body when playing the low E, then when I tried to tune it back up fret buzz was everywhere. I had to loosen the truss rod to a ridiculous level, adding almost a millimeter and half to the action, and I'm still getting buzzing from the body. This thing is getting returned for sure.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Value

By sdbrit68

from lake forest,ca

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Pros

  • beautifal finish
  • Great tone acoustic
  • so far no quack when hooked to an amp

Cons

  • I dont like where the 1/4 inch jack is
  • mine does need some set up adjustment

Best Uses

  • plugged
  • rock n roll
  • stand up playing
  • unplugged

Comments about Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I have had other ovations, this one, the beauty of the finish caught me. Compared to my older one, this one has a deeper tone unplugged. When connected to an amp, I have not had the quack problems Ovations are known for. So far has been fun to play

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing for the price

By Keydriver

from Jacksonville Fl

Pros

  • great action
  • nice sound, plugged in or not
  • stays in tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • would use it for anything

    Comments about Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing guitar for over 50 years and have owned many guitars, expensive and not so expensive, including Guild, Gibson, Martin, Breedlove and Ovation. After being forced to retire, I had to sell what I had and needed a guitar that would fit my fingerpicking style and wouldn't kill my budget. I am very picky about the feel and sound of a guitar, but realized I might have to settle due to my price range. I have purchased several lower priced guitars during the past few months, but have ended up returning them or trading them in for something else. I was ready to give up, but when I saw this beautiful guitar on sale, I decided to take one more chance. I couldn't be happier. When I played the floor model at GC, I was amazed at the sound and feel of this guitar and bought it immediately . I plan on keeping it until I can afford a higher end Ovation. I want to thank Steve, Scott, and the other guitar guys at GC in Jax for putting up with me and for working with me over the past few years.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    An excellent deal!

    By Todd

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Very happy! Great price, outstanding value.

     
    2.0

    Not for me...

    By Bill, Strummer & Picker

    from Somewhere east of Moline, IL

    Comments about Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I owned a Kamen Matrix for over 30 years, an Ovation 12 string Balladeer for a couple, and currently a 12 string Ovation Applause for over 3 years. I was/am very pleased with all 3 of them. I've also owned about a dozen more acoustics throughout my over 40 years of playing. The $50 setup on this thing was a waste of my money. It didn't play any better, even with lighter gauge strings. The lack of acoustic holes at the higher tone side made the e string EXTREMELY difficult to hear. Hopes shattered and out $50 bucks, I returned it. My search continues...for my Christmas present (today is March 3, 2017)...

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Beautiful and Great Sounding

    By Larry

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    The finish on this guitar is wonderful and it is dressed and set up very well. The electronics are fine and the sound is beyond what I expected from a non-wood bowl. It is excellent in its own right. My only personal complaint is its pronounced V-profile neck, which is uncomfortable to my hand's physical shape. If I'd known it was a V neck I would have probably passed, but the look and sound of this guitar is worth the discomfort for me.

     
    5.0

    Great little guitar

    By Matthew

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Sounds excellent with full rich tone - it has a wall of sound

     
    4.0

    Great by plays well

    By Little King

    from Cedar Rapids, Ia

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    Nice for playing cords & lead

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Amazing sound and excellent quality

    By The day until

    from Vineland NJ

    Pros

    • Great sounding
    • Nice finish
    • Tuner

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Very satisfied with this guitar. Nice quality and well worth the money!

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        I wouldn't buy this thing

        By Hershy

        from Springfield, MO

        Pros

        • Good eq
        • Looks nice
        • Nice tone

        Cons

        • High action
        • Terrible to play
        • Un-fixable buzzing

        Best Uses

        • Good wall decoration

        Comments about Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I bought this thing because the playability was nice... at first. I was also very attracted to modern looks and the finish of it. After I got it home I noticed an awful buzzing sound coming from the body when I played the low e, the in house tech couldn't figure out the problem and kind of blamed it on thumb technique. I then traded it in for a new one. Got the new one home only to discover that the machine heads were junk and I had to increase the action to an uncomfortable level to eliminate buzz. I then proceeded to trade that one in for a new one because of the unstable machine heads. This new one came with the quality control card and played like a dream until I tried tuning it down to flat standard. Awful buzzing came from the body when playing the low E, then when I tried to tune it back up fret buzz was everywhere. I had to loosen the truss rod to a ridiculous level, adding almost a millimeter and half to the action, and I'm still getting buzzing from the body. This thing is getting returned for sure.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great Deal on a Great Guitar!

        By vxmoto23

        from San Jose, CA

        Pros

        • Beautiful finish, sounds awesome

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming, gigging

        Comments about Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        This is the third Ovation that I have owned and have always wanted one with the "offset" soundholes so when this one came on sale, I couldn't resist! Like all the others I've owned, this one has an excellent neck and fretboard and the finish is absolutely beautiful, especially for the price. It also has a built-in tuner and 3-band EQ. I've used the tuner but I haven't plugged it into an amp yet but I'm sure it will sound great! Now for how it sounds...I was amazed at how loud it is unplugged. Not obnoxious by any means but it really does project through the offset soundholes which is exactly what I was hoping for! And I was not disappointed by the neck either...it was set up very well and the action is perfect. It holds tuning and I haven't found anything weird or unusual about the guitar.

        I mainly play guitar for fun now but have played in bands in the past and would not hesitate to use this guitar on stage or for recording! This is an excellent guitar for the price! Highly recommended.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome awesome awesome

        By JCo.

        from The Boot, La

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Making music for my dogs

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        it arrived

        By James

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        it arrived

         
        5.0

        Merry Christmas to me

        By Charles

        from undisclosed

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I've always wanted a round back. Although this was pretty much an impulse buy( I usually talk myself out of buying for me) I am very glad I did. Plays and sounds great. I have always heard you need to play through an amp but sounds great even unplugged. Very pleased.

         
        5.0

        Great For Recording

        By Frank

        from Fenton Michigan

        Comments about Applause Elite Series AE44IIG-VV Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        I was looking for a decent sound of a acoustic recorded. Was not all that impressed of the unplugged sound of this guitar, but when I plugged it in to an amp, it was like day and night. It was all I was looking for. If you need a really good recording acoustic, check this one out.

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        • No

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