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Applause Balladeer Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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With all the essentials of the classic Ovation Balladeer sound and style, the Applause Balladeer AB24 Acoustic-Electric offers a loud and well-define...Click To Read More About This Product

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Versatile acoustic with mid-depth cutaway, scalloped X bracing and OP-4BT preamp with tuner.

With all the essentials of the classic Ovation Balladeer sound and style, the Applause Balladeer AB24 Acoustic-Electric offers a loud and well-defined voice, smooth playability and great value that make it ideal for beginning and intermediate players. Recognized Balladeer hallmarks are here, 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 clearly articulate 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 an easy-playing 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

Order this affordable hybrid guitar today!

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body Finish: Gloss
  • Body Shape: Mid-Depth Cutaway
  • Bracing: Quartersawn Spruce, Ovation Scalloped X pattern
  • Rosette: Classic Applause Chevron Pattern
  • Body Back: Lyrachord
  • Body Top: Spruce
Neck
  • Neck Material: Nato
  • Neck Finish: Satin
  • Scale Length: 25.25" (642 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 10" (254 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 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
  • Unique Features: Signature Ovation playability and Roundback clarity, balance and projection, great live sound performance
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ApplauseBalladeer Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Stays in tune (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Good feel (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • School bands (3)
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The Best Buy For The Price Range

By Charlie B

from Storden, MN

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Gig Playing
  • Good Feel
  • Great For Beginners
  • Practice
  • Recording
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    Right out of the box this guitar was ready to play. The only thing I had to do was tune it up and tweak the truss rod a little. The intonation was spot on.

    The guitar sounds good by itself and awesome when I played it through my Fender Mustang V amp head. I'm looking forward to recording some songs with it.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing guitar for the price!

    By Darwin

    from Carbondale

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      I own both the 6 and 12 string versions of this guitar and couldn't be happier. I still don't understand how Ovation can produce such a great sounding guitars at these prices. While others have mentioned needing a professional setup (neck adjustment, fret dressing, etc.), I found that the only only thing I needed to do was exchange the bronze strings that came on it for D'Addario Silk & Steels (entirely a matter of personal taste). The only thing I would caution people about is the actual color of the Ruby Red version of this guitar. All of the pics provided by Ovation show it as a bright translucent red whereas every one I have seen in real life (and in user-supplied pictures) are much more of a deep burgundy. Personally I like the "real" color much better.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Stop reading and add one to your cart!

      By Karpe Keith

      from Ohio

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • 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 Mid Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

        Plays and sounds like guitars triple the amount. Fit and finish are excellent. The ruby red is darker than pictured but I prefer it that way. Great guitar. Will be buying a second.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Hard to believe how good it sounds for how cheap it is!

        By Pastor Bob

        from ND

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Rich Sound
        • Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

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

          Use it for ministry at the jail and radio show

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Better than expected!

          By Jason

          from Amarillo, TX

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

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

            Delivered promptly as promised and was in much better shape than I expected. Looks and feels brand new, couldn't be happier with my purchase!

             
            4.0

            I would highly recommend this item for a beginner or pro.

            By Jay-Bone

            from St Augustine, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • School Bands

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

              I have been playing for over 25 years and picked up many guitars along the way. I'm played everything from Breedlove and Taylor to Ovation and Ibanez. I had a friend ask me to help select a guitar based upon their childs needs. I needed something which was easy on the fingers (no wide neck) for beginner with the ability to grow. The ovation arrived yesterday and as I'm making small adjustments (new strings & lower bridge) I must say that it's performance is impressive. It doesn't stand up to the rich tone of a taylor and breedlove or a larrivee but keep in mind these are double if not triple in price!!! With a solid Fishman acoustic amp, this thing sings and will bring years of joy to a kid who has the musicians bug to play.

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