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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...Read More

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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

Balladeer 12-String Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • 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
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Practicing (3)
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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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    5.0

    Love this 12 sting!

    By Bad Chris

    from Ft Worth Texas

    About Me Experienced

    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!

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    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.

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      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.

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        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

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