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Applause Balladeer 12-String Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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With great value that makes it ideal for beginning and intermediate players, the Applause Balladeer AB2412 12-String Acoustic-Electric delivers lushl...Click To Read More About This Product

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Able to produce a ton of volume, and yet also great for more subtle intimate performances.

With great value that makes it ideal for beginning and intermediate players, the Applause Balladeer AB2412 12-String Acoustic-Electric delivers lushly resounding 12-string tone with the effortless fingerboard ease essential to comfortable 12-string playability. It' designed with all the essentials of the classic Ovation Balladeer sound and style, including the sculpted Applause-style headstock and center soundhole adorned with the classic Applause chevron rosette pattern.

Premium features include a laminated spruce top for balanced and nuanced 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 a comfortable neck profile and an Ovation OP-4BT pickup/preamp system with built-in tuner for superior amplified tone and performance. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Soaring vintage-style tone
Unprecedented depth and volume
Roundback design for optimal projection
Nostaglic Ovation headstock and vintage appointments
Lyrachord back for greater projection and clarity
Solid Sitka spruce tops voiced for all playing styles
Five-piece mahogany neck that curbs warping
Case sold separately

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body
Body Finish: Gloss
Body Shape: Mid-Depth Cutaway
Bracing: Quartersawn Spruce, Ovation Scalloped X pattern
Rosette: Classic Applause Chevron Pattern
Body Binding: Black
Body Back: Lyrachord
Body Top: Spruce
Neck
Neck Material: Nato
Neck Finish: Satin
Neck Binding: 1-Ply Black
Scale Length: 25.25" (642 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 10" (254 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Nut Width: 1.875" (47.6 mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
Electronics
Special Electronics: Ovation Slimline Pickup with OP-4BT Preamp with Tuner
Hardware
Bridge: Rosewood
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Chrome Die-Cast
Miscellaneous
Strings: D'Addario EXP11 12-String Coated 80/20 Bronze Light Acoustic (.012-.053 Gauges)
Unique Features: Signature Ovation playability and Roundback clarity, balance and projection. Great live sound performance.
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ApplauseBalladeer 12-String Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Good feel (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great 12 string

By willie fish

from andes N.Y.

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Applause Balladeer 12-String Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I ordered this guitar and it was back ordered for 60 days but I am sure glad that I waited. I already owned a Ovation six string and was very surprised to find the action on the 12 was better than on the six string. The plugged in sound is nothing less than incredible. Anyone that wants 12 string in this price range ,this is it.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this 12 sting!

    By Bad Chris

    from Ft Worth Texas

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

    • no cons! None!

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Applause Balladeer 12-String Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I started playing again about 5 years ago. I play to my living room, and my back yard. My last 12 string was a seagull. A good guitar, but I wasn't playing it much, so I traded it. I bought this Ovation Applause from Musicians Friend, and I can't put it down! I bought it as an open box/scratch and dent, and saved a bundle! The guitar they sent me is flawless! I feel like I stole it! I love shopping at musicians friend!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Guitar

    By Doug

    from Fort Wayne, IN

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Applause Balladeer 12-String Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      This is a very nice guitar. I am very pleased with it. It looks, sounds, and plays great. It stays in tune very well. I've plugged it into my Fender Champion 40 and it sounds unbelievable through the amp. I currently own an Applause 6 string that I have had for 30 years and it has been an excellent guitar. Hopefully the quality of this new one will be the same as my 6 string. I love the Ovation sound. If your looking for the deep rich sound of a traditional dreadnaught this isn't for you. This guitar definitely has that crisp Ovation sound. I absolutely love this guitar and am very happy I picked this one over others.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet sound

      By mike

      from Las Vegas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Applause Balladeer 12-String Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Enjoy ovation guitars. And this 12 string has a great sound. Smooth action

         
        4.0

        Nice guitar

        By Music_matt

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Looks great
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Applause Balladeer 12-String Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

          The guitar looks and sounds great. the action is a bit high, but I've bough few guitars that haven't needed to be adjusted to get a good feel. I'm still not a huge fan of the rounded back on Ovation/Applause guitars because they are hard to play sitting without a strap on, but that's just my personal preference. Overall it's a great guitar, especially for the price, and it sounds very nice for most musicians that aren't recording.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          EXCELLENT GUITAR...DOES ANYBODY KNOW THE NUMBER OF THE CASE

          By KENI VEE

          from SPARKS NEVADA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Applause Balladeer 12-String Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

            HAVEN'T FOUND ANY NEGATIVES

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