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Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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Ovation's award-winning multi-soundhole technology is now incorporated into the Applause AE148. Its full, balanced sound is pumped out through the calibrated spruce top and fine-tuned bracing. The Lyr... Click To Read More About This Product

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Ovation's award-winning multi-soundhole technology is now incorporated into the Applause AE148. Its full, balanced sound is pumped out through the calibrated spruce top and fine-tuned bracing. The Lyrachord body allows for the back of the guitar to be free of reinforcements that can inhibit sound projection. A slim contoured neck allows for fast and effortless playing that suits any style from finger picking to power chords.

Ovation's Slimline pickup captures true acoustic tone and delivers a powerful signal with plenty of headroom to combat feedback in high-volume conditions. The OP-4B active preamp has a gain knob; a battery LED; plus independent bass, mid, and treble EQ sliders.

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Features
  • Name: Applause
  • Model: AE148
  • Type: 6-string acoustic/electric
  • Top: laminated spruce
  • Bracing: modified Quintad
  • Body: super-shallow depth cutaway
  • Epaulets: multi-piece exotic hardwoods
  • Neck: 3-piece Nato with 2-way truss rod
  • Neck finish: satin
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Fingerboard: rosewood w/ dot inlays
  • Scale length: 25"
  • Bridge: walnut
  • Machines: chrome
  • Pickup: ovation Slimline pickup
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OvationApplause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Applause AE148

I received this guitar for christmas and i am very impressed so far. it is very easy easy to play and the shallow cutaway body is very acomodating to any posture you like to...Read complete review

I received this guitar for christmas and i am very impressed so far. it is very easy easy to play and the shallow cutaway body is very acomodating to any posture you like to play with. The only downfall to the guitar that i see is the electronics ( they dont come out of the body like ovation guitars with the little eject button but they are set into the guitar body which led to the subracted star). The single cutaway body gives you full acess to the higher frets on the neck. the guitar sounds amazing for its relativly low price and i would definatly reccomend buying this APPLAUSE AE148 for those of you who may be confused:applause to ovation is like epiphone to gibson. also the natural color is not the one shown on the website it is NATURAL wood color not a ruby red with black faded edges.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Guitar doesn't do you much good, unless its in your hands.

I wouldn't know how this guitar is, because I ordered it almost three months ago for two day delivery and have been getting back order notifications since. I ordered it July 27, then...Read complete review

I wouldn't know how this guitar is, because I ordered it almost three months ago for two day delivery and have been getting back order notifications since. I ordered it July 27, then I was told several weeks later that is would not be sent until September 15, then October 15. Now they tell me it wont ship till the end of November. Had I know that I was paying just to look at a picture of it for the next three months I probably would have ordered it some place else. Very dissatisfied.

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(108 of 116 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Applause AE148

By Dan metiva

from dearborn, MI

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I received this guitar for christmas and i am very impressed so far. it is very easy easy to play and the shallow cutaway body is very acomodating to any posture you like to play with. The only downfall to the guitar that i see is the electronics ( they dont come out of the body like ovation guitars with the little eject button but they are set into the guitar body which led to the subracted star). The single cutaway body gives you full acess to the higher frets on the neck. the guitar sounds amazing for its relativly low price and i would definatly reccomend buying this APPLAUSE AE148 for those of you who may be confused:applause to ovation is like epiphone to gibson. also the natural color is not the one shown on the website it is NATURAL wood color not a ruby red with black faded edges.

(78 of 86 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

GREAT Guitar!!!!!!!!!!!

By Carlos

from McAllen, TX

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I must say when I opened the box I was not expecting what I got. I thought that the guitar was going to be another generic version of the real thing. Well what I got was a guitar that sounds really really great. I was truly impressed with the low action and how precise it sounds. I will admit, I have been polaying guitar about 15 years and this is the best acoustic that I have purchased for the money. I am in Iraq and did not want to bring any of my really expensive guitars...and I still wanted to be able to play. I bought this guitar just becuase the price was right. If you are considering a starter guitar or even a great guitar for those of you who are experienced guitarist and need a guitar to jam with friends when you dont feel like lugging around your takamine or any other name brand guitar you may have...this is your baby.

(70 of 72 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome!

By Andrew

from Portland, OR

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

this guitar is amazing, especially for the price. I cannot find any difference between this model and the more expensive ovation... other than where they were made. they use identical materials and build quality, and the sound is also identical. only real difference is the applause model has less options for finishes. one great thing I noticed that my older ovations lack is a rubberized area where your leg rests, to prevent the guitar from sliding around. also, this is a shallower model than the older ones... when combined with the thinner neck, this feels very much like an electric.

(23 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar For Awsome Price

By Sam Winnie

from Joppa Maryland

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar has got to be one of my favorites, even with my little experience of playing it. I've played many ovations in the past but this one has got to be my favorite. The action is low, always a plus, the sound holes make this guitar something special, like a work of art. It is a wonderful guitar for most types of music.

(22 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review

By Jason

from Ohio

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is pretty good for the price. It sounds good, and looks good. No problems so far. Havent really used the electric on it yet but acoustic sounds great. The thin body is fine, it doesnt sound shallow or anything.

(22 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Applause for the Ovation Applause Series AE148 Deluxe

By Kevin Abbott

from Parkerford, Pa

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I was impress by this guitar right out of the Box. Nice look and finsh to the guitar. The neck is great and plays well. Holds tune very well. Unplugged it has a great sound and tone... Plugged in it also performs well. The controls for the pickup respond well and you can dial in a lot of different sounds... For the price it is a great addition to my collection.

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome for the price/comfort that cannot be beat

By Eric Davis

from Oldtown MD

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Played one in the local music store and the comfort level was unreal! Had to get a super shallow... Ordered it and had it mailed to me. Opening the box I was a little nervous but every thing was packed well. Put a tune on it and cannot put it down. I have short arms so reaching around a full body flat top is a reach for me so I win with thin. This guitar is so comfortable I have packed my electric guitars away. I was looking for an acoustic that was comfortable like the electrics I normally had played. Found out that being comfortable has made me a better player. The action is great for an acoustic and the neck is just right on the thickness for me. The sound is great and rivals my full size round-back. I was skeptical of the thin body and the holes. However the sound/volume is there. Some chords sound better on this guitar then my other single hole guitars. Great guitar!

(14 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Omg

By Paolo

from Caron California

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is so awesome!!!!!!!!!!! Its easy to use and it doesnt hurt my shoulders. it's easy to slide through frets with it and best part the pick can't fall into the hole when you drop lest irratating

(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beatiful Guitar

By Mike

from Sherwood, Oregon

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar two weeks ago and I love it's round back. That for me makes it easier to play standing up rather than my other acoustic. The art work on it makes it stand out and catches people's attention fast! The guitar stays in tune very well, so you can bend away. The neck is as thin as an electric. It sounds great unplugged, but plugged into an amp, the notes kinda blend together to much. It's not as crisp as I would have liked it be, but it's still great for the price. Another small problem I found is that the cable input is in the back rather than in the bottom, this is easily fix by getting an angled cabled.I also recomend changing the strings when you get it, because they squeak a lot. So if you're willing to love this guitar, it will love you back! :)

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Definitely a steal

By Kat

from Miami, Fl

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Am very impressed with this guitar. For this price you are not going to find a better deal. Was concerned when I ordered it that the super shallow bowl would not have a full sound. Really like the Ovation mid bowl sound and was afraid I wouldn't like the super shallow. I was suprised - the sound quality is excellant and the thin body makes it much more comfortable to play. Craftmanship is just as good a regular Ovation guitar. So far I'm loving it !!! A beautiful guitar...am very happy with this purchase

(5 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice sound for a Shallow Bowl

By Steven

from Cedar Grove, New Jersey

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Surprised at the acoustic sound for a shallow bowl. Have not checked electronics yet.

(4 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Guitar doesn't do you much good, unless its in your hands.

By Lucia Rapple

from Stonington, CT

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I wouldn't know how this guitar is, because I ordered it almost three months ago for two day delivery and have been getting back order notifications since. I ordered it July 27, then I was told several weeks later that is would not be sent until September 15, then October 15. Now they tell me it wont ship till the end of November. Had I know that I was paying just to look at a picture of it for the next three months I probably would have ordered it some place else. Very dissatisfied.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

uuuummmm AWESOME!!!!

By Kelly Farrell

from Bend Oregon

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

This guitar is nearly perfect!!!!! I am absolutely amazed that this was only $250. it feels like a $2500 guitar. the only complaint i have is that the volume knob buzzes a little bit. but can easily be fixed by wedging a small piece from a toothpick between the knob and the screw

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

encore

By Clark Babin

from houma Loiusiana

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I recentley bought my second applause thinking I knew what I was in for.I picked it up last night and tried some Zep and Kansas on it, MAN I was quite surprised at how sweet this baby sounded. This was not an expensive guitar but it produces sounds that would make you drool.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic instrument for a fantastic price!

By Tracy

from Buffalo, New York

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I consider myself a "recreational" musician- I'm presently preparing some material for the open mike circuit in my hometown of Buffalo, New York. I have a student-quality acoustic guitar which sounds terrible when amplified. I need a higher-quality instrument, but don't play well enough to justify spending $500+ for a professional-quality instrument. The Applause is the perfect compromise! I'm very pleased with the playability, quality and sound (both acoustic and amplified). I highly recommend this instrument to anyone looking for a cost-effective (not cheap) alternative. Lest I forget, it looks cool, too!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Action attraction

By Zeke Dawdy

from Cheyenne WY

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Bought used. After some easy work on the truss rod and saddle, the action is absolutely amazing, (watch Adam Turbiner from Ovation on YouTube). Easy to adjust to your playing preference. The mids and highs project very well and are very defined and crisp, while the bass is subdued, nice presence and not booming, (it is a nice shallow body). This is a wonderful guitar, and I highly recommend (for any guitar you own) ~ have the action set properly. Neck width is very small, takes conscious effort to adjust from larger widths. Smooth round back makes the body slide while sitting. I have cut small shapes of an old rubber mouse pad and hot glued them to the points the guitar body rests on my leg while sitting. It stays put now, and I'd swear it is louder now as well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SO MUCH QUIETER

By MARK PHILLIPS

from Rockford, IL

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I just got this guitar today (natural) and I've got to say, it's the most amazing guitar I've played in this price range and it even beats some of the more costly one's I tried. I like the super-shallow body! It's a real joy to play (with a strap) but I'm a little iffy on sitting down with it... It can slide around a bit.. but all in all.. fantastic! Before this guitar I was playing an Epiphone PR-150 with a soundhole pickup. While the PR-150 is an AMAZING guitar as well.. the soundhole pickup gave a lot of hum and noise... This guitar gives you the sound from the strings and nothing more (so great!) I'm still playing with the EQ and Compressor settings to dial in the perfect sound but all in all, I'm in love with the way this guitar sounds, but on top of that... It's a work of art! Beautiful! Three Thumbs Up!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the Very Best!!!

By Nicholas Caughron

from CrossVille, TN

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

If your on the fence about this one Go For It you wont be disappointed! Great price, Great action, beautiful tone and good looks to boot! My only complaint, the the wooden leaf pattern is an applique, not an inlay. It sits above the surface about 1/16" and will catch fibers on anything but a very fine cleaning cloth. The back is a bit slick and will slide around so get a strap and problem sloved.I have 4 other guitars and this one just became my favorite. Hats off to the Guitar Center, Easy Safe on line purchase fast delivery. Go Ahead...Plug It IN!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing!

By Dylan Leszek

from Thompson, CT

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've had this guitar for about 2 months and I absolutely love it. It feels and sounds like an Ovation. If you are not sure about buying this; do it, you won't be disappointed!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Guitar - Excellent Price

By WILLIAM FAHRNER

from Chatham, Canada

Comments about Ovation Applause Series AE148 Super Shallow Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

Purchased the Ruby Red Burst and am very happy with it. GC Priced matched as well which makes it extra nice. This guitar has a nice sound with or without an amp. But its nice to have the choice. My friend has the Ovation Celebrity in this same style, and neither one of us can see any difference between the Applause or Celebrity. Nice Guitar, Great buy!

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