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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...Read More

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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-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.

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

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

Balladeer 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 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
 
4.8

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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5.0

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

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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

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    5.0

    Amazing guitar for the price!

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    from Carbondale, IL

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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.

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      5.0

      Better than expected!

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      from Amarillo, TX

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      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!

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        The Best Buy For The Price Range

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        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.

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