Ovation Standard Balladeer 1861 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar  

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Over the course of 3 decades Ovation has fine-tuned the Balladeer, component by component. The result is the Standard Balladeer 1861, an acoustic-electric guitar with incredible value that's the envy ... Read More

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Overview

Over the course of 3 decades Ovation has fine-tuned the Balladeer, component by component. The result is the Standard Balladeer 1861, an acoustic-electric guitar with incredible value that's the envy of every guitar maker in its class.

The Ovation Standard Balladeer 1861 AX Guitar features a super-shallow cutaway bowl, and modified bracing to maximize acoustic response. This acoustic-electric crossover starts with a solid spruce top for full-balanced tone and a natural beauty. Scalloped LX-bracing offers a fine tune for the instrument's tone. The bound rosewood fretboard and rosewood bridge add crisp, clear sustain to the guitar, so those notes can ring out long and true. The rosette features a subtle oak leaf design that will pique the interest of your crowd, appreciating this 6-string's charm. Chrome tuning machines, dot diamond inlays, and a full-bodied finish dresses the Ovation 1861 guitar in beauty.

At the heart of the Standard Balladeer 1861 AX Acoustic Electric lies the impressive OP-Pro preamp system that has made Ovation a household name. Designed in collaboration with Al DiMeola and Melissa Etheridge, the OP-Pro combines state-of-the-art audio quality with guitarist-friendly features for a preamp that should please even the most discriminating player.

Nowadays, purely acoustic guitars are a rarity on stage. Over the last few decades, Ovation has maintained a steady legacy of quality in the acoustic-electric realm. Interesting to note that today, more than 95% of all Ovations sold around the world are acoustic-electrics. It now offers systems to suit almost any particular taste and application.

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Features
  • 6 String acoustic-electric
  • Body type: super-shallow cutaway
  • Top: solid spruce
  • Bracing: scalloped LX
  • Scale length: 25 1/4"
  • Fretboard: bound rosewood
  • Fret inlay: dot-diamond
  • Bridge: rosewood
  • Rosette: inlaid Oakleaf
  • Pickup: original patented preamp
  • Nutwidth: 1 11/16"
  • Machines: chrome
  • Case sold separately
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OvationStandard Balladeer 1861 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

Great!

By Alex Moss

from Huntersville, NC

Comments about Ovation Standard Balladeer 1861 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar last Christmas. Therefore, I didnt pay for any of it. However; I would have paid double. The tone on this guitar is amazing and the strings play like an electric rather than an acoustic. Bends and vibrato are much easier for me on this guitar. The shape of the guitar makes it feels incredibly comfortable and the built-in tuner couldn't be easier. I can NOT get enough of this guitar!

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(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't be beat for the price!

By Mark from Toronto

from Toronto, ON

Comments about Ovation Standard Balladeer 1861 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

I've had the Cherry Cherry Burst Ovation for about a year now and I couldn't be happier. The ergonomics of the slim body Ovation are terrific. Easy to hold, as it's not that much thicker than an electric and the slim neck is in a league of its own. Ovations are famous for their percussive sound and this model is no exception. The real star here goes to the OP-Pro pre-amp. I've played various pre-amps including Fishman, LR Baggs, etc.....but the OP-Pro without a doubt is the most user friendly and best sounding pre-amp I've encountered. The guitar is super durable and would wont be terrified of wrecking your Collings or Breedlove acoustic on stage.

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(2 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

horrid

By d

from jackson ms,

Comments about Ovation Standard Balladeer 1861 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

had to put sand paper on it to keep it from sliding off my leg, neck sucks for even the easiest of bar chords. god forbid you leave it anywhere hot for more than an hour tone sucks..... PERIOD JUST HORRID

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