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Applause Elite Mid-Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar   

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The Applause Elite AE44 Acoustic-Electric features all the essentials of the classic Ovation Elite sound and style, with a loud and focused voice, su...Click To Read More About This Product

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Clean spruce top with special multi-soundholes and mid-depth cutaway for an exquisite sound and look.

The Applause Elite AE44 Acoustic-Electric features all the essentials of the classic Ovation Elite sound and style, with a loud and focused voice, supreme playability and remarkable value that make it ideal for beginning and intermediate players.

Premium features include a laminated spruce top with Elite-style multi-soundholes 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, multi-hardwood epaulettes for the classic Elite aesthetic, and an Ovation OP-4BT pickup/preamp system with built-in tuner for superior amplified tone and performance. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Versatile Ovation preamps for broad tonal palette and precise tweaking
  • High-output pickups with enhanced low end
  • Upper bout soundholes for focused bass response and sustain
  • Multi-hole sound ports that liven up your tone and reduce feedback
  • Five-piece mahogany and maple necks that are eye-catching and playable
  • Deep contour, mid-depth and super-shallow Roundback designs
  • Choice spruce tops that showcase your trademark sound
  • Lyrachord body material maximizes acoustic output and note balance
  • Case sold separately

Order this affordable, gorgeous hybrid guitar today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Elite Mid-Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar

  • Body
    Body Finish: Natural Gloss
    Body Shape: Mid-Depth Cutaway
    Bracing: Quartersawn Spruce, Ovation Scalloped X pattern
    Rosette: Mutiple exotic hardwoods
    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 Radius: 10" (254 mm)
    Number of Frets: 20
    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
    Strings: D'Addario EXP11 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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ApplauseElite Mid-Depth Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

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Pros

  • Good feel (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (3)
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    • Professional musician (3)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Service

By Charlie Q

from Vero Beach, Florida

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Feel
  • Known Quality
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Can't Get Sunburst

Best Uses

  • 1-man Band
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Small Venues

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

My old 1978 Ovation now hangs on the wall, still a beauty but it has run its course. This one has big shoes to fill. I bought it for known quality, durability and consistency, and of course I love the look and feel of an Ovation.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Inexpensive Guitar - Good Value

By MadtM

from Kirkwood, MO

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

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

    I bought a "blemished" product with the black finish to take on camping trips, but for the life of me I can't find the blemish. It came with light strings, and I prefer medium, but it is easy to play and the action is even and fret finish is very good. With the light strings you get some buzz when you hit a chord hard, so I may switch strings or adjust the action. The built in tuner is a nice addition. I haven't tried the pickup yet. This is a great, easy to play guitar for knocking around. I was considering a Martin XM, but this guitar is better - and half the price.

     
    1.0

    looks are deceiving

    By bob

    from aruba

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

    Nice looking. Sounds great unamplified. Huge disappointment when plugged into an amp. Feedback was uncontrollable. Electronic tuner switch was faulty, too.

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Ern

    from East coast

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording

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

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