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Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar

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Made by Ovation, the Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar features the composite body with deep bowl back that gives Ovations their unique look and full sou...Click To Read More About This Product

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Nice sound at a killer price.

Made by Ovation, the Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar features the composite body with deep bowl back that gives Ovations their unique look and full sound. Spruce top provides resonant tone. The Applause AA21 has a 25-1/4" scale with 20 frets.


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FEATURES
Deep bowl back
Spruce top
25-1/4" scale
20 frets
Rosewood fretboard and bridge
Dot markers
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ApplauseAA21 Acoustic Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 46 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Impressed

I have been playing bass for ten years and this summer I had to learn how to play acoustic to lead worship on a missions trip that I was on. I didn't really know...Read complete review

I have been playing bass for ten years and this summer I had to learn how to play acoustic to lead worship on a missions trip that I was on. I didn't really know what I was doing when it came to purchasing acoustics. I went to the guitar shops here in Tucson and began playing on as many guitars as I could. And nothing really fit. A friend told me about the AA21 and had nothing but good things to say about it. I tried my hardest to find one in town that I could play but none of the stores had any in stock. As my trip quickly drew nearer I decided to go out on a limb and pick this one up online. I was not disappointed in the least. The action came low and ready to play, and the D'addario strings sounded wonderful. It has been an awesome instrument to learn on. She looks great and sounds even better. If I were to do it all over I would definitely choose this one again.
Nice low actionBeautiful D'iaddario stringsComposite back projects the sound wonderfully
I couldn't find anything wrong with the quality of this axe. This guitar is everything it claims to be. Nothing more, nothing less.
I couldn't ask for anything more for the price. As a starting guitar it blew me out of the water.

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Better guitars for the money

I have owned my applause for many years. The build quality is not bad but the sound is where it faulters. It just doesn't sound good. A very dead sound, nothing like an...Read complete review

I have owned my applause for many years. The build quality is not bad but the sound is where it faulters. It just doesn't sound good. A very dead sound, nothing like an Ovation. I bought it because it was cheap and I could plug and play if I wanted to. This too is not one if it's highlights. The sound from the pickup is extreemly tinny and nothing like a clean acoustic sound. I would sooner buy a body pickup than use the onboard one. My friend bought an Ibanez acoustice for a few bucks more and it's twice the guitar the applause is. Bottom line....be sure to play one before you buy and compare it with others in it's price range. You'll be better off.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Impressed

By Daniel Phillips

from Tucson, AZ

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Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

I have been playing bass for ten years and this summer I had to learn how to play acoustic to lead worship on a missions trip that I was on. I didn't really know what I was doing when it came to purchasing acoustics. I went to the guitar shops here in Tucson and began playing on as many guitars as I could. And nothing really fit. A friend told me about the AA21 and had nothing but good things to say about it. I tried my hardest to find one in town that I could play but none of the stores had any in stock. As my trip quickly drew nearer I decided to go out on a limb and pick this one up online. I was not disappointed in the least. The action came low and ready to play, and the D'addario strings sounded wonderful. It has been an awesome instrument to learn on. She looks great and sounds even better. If I were to do it all over I would definitely choose this one again.
Nice low actionBeautiful D'iaddario stringsComposite back projects the sound wonderfully
I couldn't find anything wrong with the quality of this axe. This guitar is everything it claims to be. Nothing more, nothing less.
I couldn't ask for anything more for the price. As a starting guitar it blew me out of the water.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Satisfied

By Jack Cafretsas

from Michigan

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Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

This is a very nice guitar, I love it and am glad to have purchased it. It projects very loud, has nice action and feels nice.
Well it's just a plain acoustic, no tuner or plug in, so not much on features.
I wanted an acoustic that was big bodied and projected nice and loud. This fufilled that need and was exactly what I wanted. I also really wanted nice action on it, that was a main need, Once again it met what I wanted. The finish was very shinny and nice (I got natural but have played the black finish as well). The neck wood is nice in that you can slide up and down it good. A little draw back to it is that by the uner keys on the side of the headstock, it looks like some of the poly dripped or something. I'm not sure if I did that or not, but it was the only flaw and it is very minor.
I had some pretty high standards set, and thinking back on it I'm suprised a guitar in this price range met them. I really like the Ovation and play it all the time.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Beginner Guitar

By Chris Okula

from PA

Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

This is a solid guitar that is impressive in its price range. The deep bowl may feel awkward at first but its easy to get used too. I am definitely a proud owner of the guitar.
The round back design is great. The tuners are right from the more expensive Ovation guitars. Frett board is really nice and it feels great in the hands. It has a nice weight to it.
It looks amazing. It has a nice feeling in the hands. It doesn't feel like it was made with low quality plastic.
Great buy for the money. Good if you're on a budget but want a quality piece.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty Good Value

By SlideMaster420

from South Carolina

Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

I have owned two of these guitars. I had one about nine years ago that played all the time. It was broken purposely by an angry sibling. I have had a couple of other acoustics since then. When I saw that Musician's Friend had this guitar for $149.99 with free shipping, I had to get it again. This guitar, with the right set of strings and a little TLC can sound amazing. Take it from me. I have owned two of them. Only difference from then and now is the soundhole rosette design. Still the same great playing, great sounding guitar for the player on a budget!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

applause AA21

By Daniel Orner

from Undisclosed

Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

I purchased an applause AE14-1 back in 1979 and have been impressed with it ever since. The frets are wearing so I thought I'd replace it with a similar model the AA21.
As for the sound the projectivity that ovation is known for there is no comparison between the two.
The AE14-1 sounds like a quality guitar and the AA21 sounds like a guitar played inside a tin can.
The AA21 looks good and plays well but the sound just isn't there. I tried them both together and the AE14-1 completely overpowers the AA21.
Maybe that's what happens when you stop making guitars in Moosup Connecticut and start making them in Indonesia.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best guitars around!

By Guitar Player--MFZu

from Weekapaug, RI

Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

I've had this guitar for about a year now, and you can not find a better guitar in it price range. This guitar is on par with even some more expensive models. The other thing to note, is Ovation, is a great company to deal with. I play out with this guitar all of the time. I do not know of the other review was talking about, that this guitar sound like a toy... no way.. far from it!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Sent wrong item

By duly

from Orlando

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Sent The Wrong Item

    Best Uses

      Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

      Musician's Friend is NO FRIEND!! It's Christmas and they sent the wrong item --- completely different from what I purchased... Bah humbug!! Santa is in trouble now. Thanks so much for that!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      looks feels sounds great

      By pjfloyd

      from columbus, ohio

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gorgeous
      • Sound Is Excellent

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

          been playing for 10 months..learning on my own..have a squier and epiphone electric..wanted acoustic for more freedom in where i can play..love this guitar for sound and looks.would have spent more but found this gem

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent for the price.

          By Grumpy

          from Jarreau , La

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

            I was looking for something I could leave at my lake house and not worry about. This fits the bill and exceeds the tone quality I thought I would get for the price. I immediately changed the strings when it arrived and it sounds wonderful.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Pretty Good Deal

            By Marty B.-Yws6g

            from Henderson, KY

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            Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

            I purchased this guitar as a knockaround, and as I play Ovation products almost exclusively now and over the years have grown used to the rounded back it was basically a no brainer.The instrument is made and finished very well. The tonality and resonance are both very good with a strong bass tone and clear defined treble and mid range. Don't get me wrong either, it's no Balladeer in that department, but is very acceptable in sound quality. The action is fast and needed no adjustment right out of the box. This is a great knockaround guitar for the intermediate or advanced player and would make a fabulous entry-level instrument for a young budding guitarist. I would recommend this guitar to anyone.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A great value

            By michael-LK7wj

            from Palm Coast, FL

            Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

            I have been playing for more than 50 years and have owned a few guitars in my time. This is a wonderful instrement with a great sound. I compared it to a number of guitars including a Martin D-15 that I almost bought. After careful consideration I bought the Applause AA21. I passed on the big name, bought the sound I liked and saved myself some hard earned dollars. It is hard to imagine a better value anywhere. The deep bowl on this model gives it tremendous projection and a full rich sound. My wife says it sounds so sweet it should be a dessert.

             
            5.0

            Plays Great.

            By StratsRule11

            from USA

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            Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

            This guitar plays GREAT! It has an alright sound, and it is very easy to play. This is a great guitar for a beginner.

             
            4.0

            applause is awesome!

            By Josh-x95R5

            from Albertville, MN

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            Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

            I'm not sure if this is the same guitar i have, but my friends mom gave me her old applause guitar that she got when she was 15! It has an awesome sound to it! It sounds like it should be more expensive, and i got it for free! but yeah if you want an accoustic guitar and you're on a tight budget, go with applause...they are cheap(in price), but they sound amazing!

             
            5.0

            Wow!!

            By Cale Geuss

            from Springdale, AR

            Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

            This is w/o a doubt one of the best acoustics out there. My dad said it sounds better than his old ibanez acoustic that he paid $400 for. Resonance and overall sound is GREAT! Definitely worth taking a look at.

             
            5.0

            Review

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

            I just got this guitar for Christmas, and it rocks. It sounds better than any high priced Fender, its light, its easy to move on, i love it...buy it now.

             
            5.0

            Acoustics are awesome

            By eor79

            from Tampa, FL

            Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

            Great look, easy to handle, and an awesome sound.

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar for the buck

            By Sobe1izard

            from Aberdeen, MD

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            Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

            This guitar is amazing for the price. if you have ever heard the top of the line ovation, this one is not far from it. Only issue is strings do tend to rattle a small amount on frets, but easily fixable. bridge is smooth and fast and the body is a great design. I recommend this to anyone.

             
            5.0

            A very smooth player

            By Zombi_Leroy

            from Ft. Lupton, CO

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

            This is a great guitar especially if you like to throw in complex bass stuff. It has a thin neck and plays like an electric, but gets awesome acoustic sound. I have played much more expensive acoustic guitars, including Epiphone, but they have always been hard (literally) to play. This one is practical, musical, and enjoyable, as well as something I might steal from my friend or buy for myself.

             
            5.0

            nice sound

            By Ernie bell

            from Bradford, PA

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            Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

            Nice ovation sound for the price.I have owned a 1970's applause and still play it.I just bought the AA 21 and I'm very happy with it.

             
            5.0

            Strummin' at work

            By FineArtVideo.com

            from South Florida

            Comments about Applause AA21 Acoustic Guitar:

            I started playing guitar in my late 40's and never got really proficient but I love just strummin' out a new tune now and then. I play mostly for my own enjoyment and satisfaction. I never imagined I could ever play at all, so anything that sounds remotely musical is satisfying to me. I tried expensive guitars at first, then realizing I could not make full use of a 2000 dollar Gibson, I sold it and bought an Applause AA21 just so I would not be without a guiter. I wasn't expecting much. What I discovered is that Ovation makes these, and although there is no glitz factor, it's a really well made guitar for playing. I love the easy action, the bright sound and the deep bass of the full bowl. I also like the durability of the composite roundback. I can rest this guitar on anything without fear of destroying the back. It keeps it's tune, even after weeks of not playing it. If you don't need amplification and you can give up the glitter factor, the AA21 is a well made, great sounding knock-around guitar. I just bought another one to keep at my office.

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