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Applause AA13 Minibowl Cutaway Acoustic Guitar  

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The Applause AA13 Minibowl Cutaway Acoustic Guitar has a 3-quarter size (23.63" scale) for those who prefer a more compact instrument. The AA13 Minib...Read More

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The Applause AA13 Minibowl Cutaway Acoustic Guitar has a 3-quarter size (23.63" scale) for those who prefer a more compact instrument. The AA13 Minibowl cutaway acoustic is handcrafted to the same high level as full-size Applause guitars.

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FEATURES
  • Mini Applause Series
  • 6 String Acoustic
  • 3/4 Sized Cutaway
  • Spruce Top
  • Scale Length: 23 5/8"
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
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ApplauseAA13 Minibowl Cutaway Acoustic Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Stays in tune (4)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
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      • Novice (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Guitar In This Price Range

    I have owned two of these. I bought the first one in 2004 and I loved it until the day it was stolen. Never had any issues with it. I purchased another one...Read complete review

    I have owned two of these. I bought the first one in 2004 and I loved it until the day it was stolen. Never had any issues with it. I purchased another one in 2013, same model only different color and again, I loved this guitar out of the box. I got the second one in ruby red and I really like how it looks. Considering the price, I was again very pleased with the volume and quality of the sound. I own three other guitars, including an Ovation Celebrity CC24, and my little Applause AA13 is the one I pick up first because it is so comfortable and easy to play. I'm a big round-back, Ovation fan and I would recommend this guitar to anyone considering it. If anything happened to my second AA13, I would buy the same guitar even a third time.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Has Some Issues...

    The build quality is very nice, especially for the price, however there were some issues that caused me to return the guitar and look for something else. For one thing, the round back...Read complete review

    The build quality is very nice, especially for the price, however there were some issues that caused me to return the guitar and look for something else. For one thing, the round back makes it very hard to hold the guitar. I had thought it would be comfortable, but the thing keeps slipping onto it's back, whether you're sitting or standing... which makes playing it rather difficult. The other issue was the tone... the highs were fairly clean and sharp but by the 4th string it became very muted and dull. When you get to the 5th and 6th strings, it sounds like it's under water... the tone is just so dull and lifeless. Perhaps different strings would help, but it looked to me like it already had a set of 80/20 bronze lights on it, and that's about the brightest kind of strings you can get. I've played other 3/4 guitars that sounded a lot better, and don't keep slipping on their backs... they may cost a little more, but are well worth it, all things considered...

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    3.0

    Tinny sounding

    By Crow

    from New England

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      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Applause AA13 Minibowl Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

        I keep a 3/4 size guitar next to my TV chair so i can play chords during commercials. I had a Squier 3/4 size it sounds ok and easy to play. When the AA13 came in I tuned it up, played awhile and put back in the box to sent it back. It had a tinny sound and it being a 3/4 size it was much larger then any of my 3/4 size guitars I also have a 3/4 Yamaha. So I sent applause back and order a Fender 3/4 size steel string . I played a friends and it was like playing my Squier with better sound and Quality . When comes to acoustic guitars all wooden sounds best.

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        5.0

        Great Guitar In This Price Range

        By Dude123

        from East Coast

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Applause AA13 Minibowl Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

          I have owned two of these. I bought the first one in 2004 and I loved it until the day it was stolen. Never had any issues with it. I purchased another one in 2013, same model only different color and again, I loved this guitar out of the box. I got the second one in ruby red and I really like how it looks. Considering the price, I was again very pleased with the volume and quality of the sound. I own three other guitars, including an Ovation Celebrity CC24, and my little Applause AA13 is the one I pick up first because it is so comfortable and easy to play. I'm a big round-back, Ovation fan and I would recommend this guitar to anyone considering it. If anything happened to my second AA13, I would buy the same guitar even a third time.

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          4.0

          GET THIS

          By ThatGuy

          from Madison,WI

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Smooth
          • Stays In Tune
          • Very Easy Action
          • Well made

          Cons

          • Not Full Size

          Best Uses

          • Campfires Xd
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Applause AA13 Minibowl Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

          Getting this guitar I expected little because of the price. But I was most definetly wrong. Amazing acoustic guitar. The action is the most easy I have ever felt on an acoustic. Great sound. Stays in tune. Very well made. It made me want to come home and play it. If youre looking for an acoustic look no further.....buy this

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          4.0

          ALL'S WELL

          By bob

          from east coast

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

          • Action could be better

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Applause AA13 Minibowl Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

          really good service,great guitar for the price
          i will order from you again
          keep it up

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Plays amazingly well

          By Shepherd Stringer

          from WNC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Applause AA13 Minibowl Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

              The overall design of this guitar is what is really going for it. It is well-thought out and executed - no matter who made it or what specific materials were used - the design lets this guitar be a very useful and musical tool around the house. I keep this in the stair way of my garage area and use it to write when sitting around on a porch swing or garden bench, or even walking around the property when I let my sheep out to graze the hills. The short scale is great for playing and songwriting. It doesn't have the more $pricey sound of larger guitars, but it still has a sound of its own, and that's what counts. At this price, everyone should own one. If I lost this, I'd get another, pronto.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Has Some Issues...

              By Jean

              from Prescott, Arizona

              Comments about Applause AA13 Minibowl Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

              The build quality is very nice, especially for the price, however there were some issues that caused me to return the guitar and look for something else. For one thing, the round back makes it very hard to hold the guitar. I had thought it would be comfortable, but the thing keeps slipping onto it's back, whether you're sitting or standing... which makes playing it rather difficult. The other issue was the tone... the highs were fairly clean and sharp but by the 4th string it became very muted and dull. When you get to the 5th and 6th strings, it sounds like it's under water... the tone is just so dull and lifeless. Perhaps different strings would help, but it looked to me like it already had a set of 80/20 bronze lights on it, and that's about the brightest kind of strings you can get. I've played other 3/4 guitars that sounded a lot better, and don't keep slipping on their backs... they may cost a little more, but are well worth it, all things considered...

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not what I expected

              By Mike-aLH_y

              from Maryland

              Comments about Applause AA13 Minibowl Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

              I purchased two of these guitars, one for my wife and one for my daughter (both learning to play guitar). I thought these would be great entry level guitars. I love the size of these guitars. Their small hands have no problems along the fretboard. However, after playing the guitar and tuning it for them, I was disappointed in the sound results and build quality. I researched for awhile and after the numerous positive reviews, I tried this guitar. I did not want a TOY GUITAR, I wanted a student guitar. What I ended up with was a very basic guitar that I believe is overpriced. The tuners are cheap, the saddle is cheap, and the fit and finish are that of a $50 guitar from Walmart. I purchased two of these guitars as gifts. I could understand if I received a lemon...but 2 lemons? Four years ago I purchased a Mitchell acoustic for $150 new. That guitar puts these Applause guitars to shame.

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              5.0

              This is a winner!

              By Bob-G6ZKx

              from Geneseo IL

              Comments about Applause AA13 Minibowl Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

              Fabulous travel guitar. It fits in airline overhead bins and takes bumping around without damage. I replaced the strings immediately and adjusted the truss rod a little to lower the action a tad. Have had it for 6 years and it is the one I grab if I am going anywhere.

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              5.0

              Plays Great

              By kj-WgqHo

              from MB, SC

              Comments about Applause AA13 Minibowl Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

              I've owned this guitar for some years now, it has been dragged around, drop kicked, beat up and wet a number of times (Beer, water etc..). It plays just fine, the action is good and it stays in tune. It's sound for it's size is a seller!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Unbeatable for the Price

              By Stratcat From Rescue

              from Rescue, Ca.

              Comments about Applause AA13 Minibowl Cutaway Acoustic Guitar:

              I've had this little guy for a couple of years now. It's my outside/travel acoustic and I've been very happy with it. Unlike a previous reviewer I had no problem with the strings or set up right out of the box. IMHO you can't go wrong here in using it for either travel or as a junior.

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