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No other guitar is so steeped in Ovation history like the Standard Balladeer.
Over the course of 3 decades Ovation has fine-tuned the Balladeer, component by component. The result is the Standard Balladeer 1861, an acoustic-electric guitar with incredible value that's the envy of every guitar maker in its class.
The Ovation Standard Balladeer 1861 AX Guitar features a super-shallow cutaway bowl, and modified bracing to maximize acoustic response. This acoustic-electric crossover starts with a solid spruce top for full-balanced tone and a natural beauty. Scalloped LX-bracing offers a fine tune for the instrument's tone. The bound rosewood fretboard and rosewood bridge add crisp, clear sustain to the guitar, so those notes can ring out long and true. The rosette features a subtle oak leaf design that will pique the interest of your crowd, appreciating this 6-string's charm. Chrome tuning machines, dot diamond inlays, and a full-bodied finish dresses the Ovation 1861 guitar in beauty.
At the heart of the Standard Balladeer 1861 AX Acoustic Electric lies the impressive OP-Pro preamp system that has made Ovation a household name. Designed in collaboration with Al DiMeola and Melissa Etheridge, the OP-Pro combines state-of-the-art audio quality with guitarist-friendly features for a preamp that should please even the most discriminating player.
Nowadays, purely acoustic guitars are a rarity on stage. Over the last few decades, Ovation has maintained a steady legacy of quality in the acoustic-electric realm. Interesting to note that today, more than 95% of all Ovations sold around the world are acoustic-electrics. It now offers systems to suit almost any particular taste and application.
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