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A Group for Fans of Ovation & Adamas Round Back Acoustic Guitars

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New (to me) Ovation Pinnacle Deluxe 1 Reply

I have owned several roundbacked guitars over the years (started with an Applause back in the 1980's). A Pinnacle Deluxe came up for sale on the local CraigsList last night.  I contacted the seller,…Continue

Started by Paul Walters. Last reply by Edward Sparks Jun 10, 2013.

Camp Guitar: Yamaha APX500 <vs.> Ovation Applause Baladeer (AE128) 12 Replies

Player's Rule:  You never have too many guitars.Corollary 1:   You never have enough space for your guitars. Corollary 2:   There's always a situation, application, or new tuning that pops up to…Continue

Started by Bob Edwards. Last reply by Bob Edwards Mar 14, 2013.

9 volt batteries 1 Reply

Has anyone used NiMH to replace alkaline's - I read that the voltage is   1.2 ...and the alkaline starts out at 1.5  but gradually reduces over time .... are the NiMH  safe to use ?

Started by Ed Provost. Last reply by Old Man Arthur Nov 17, 2012.

Thoughts on the Ovation iDea 16 Replies

The iDea was released into the wild a few months back and I must say the capabilities of its electronics intrigue me greatly. I'm curious if anyone has seen one of these at their local music shop…Continue

Tags: idea, onboard pre amp, round backs, ovation idea, ovation

Started by David Shier. Last reply by Lacy Aug 18, 2012.

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Comment by CLindsey5808 on August 30, 2013 at 4:08pm

My 2009 idea Celebrity still sings for me. The MP3 comes in handy when I play songwriter rounds because it can offer killer backing tracks. Ovation sound is hard to beat, but Martin and Taylor keep on trying.

Comment by Ted Hechtman on May 31, 2013 at 2:27pm

Oh wait. I posted another picture of it previously. Sorry. 

Comment by Ted Hechtman on May 31, 2013 at 2:26pm

In error I posted a picture of an Applause AA-31. I do not have one of these. It is an AA-32. Now...I know that this group tends toward the higher end roundbacks. But I love this guitar. I have about 45 guitars and when I walk into what is designated as the "The Guitar Room" the one I keep picking up is this one time and time again. I love how it looks and I love how it sounds. The shot below is for model only it isn't a picture of mine but mine looks just like it.

Comment by Ted Hechtman on May 27, 2013 at 9:36pm

Comment by Nadine on May 17, 2013 at 3:55pm

Thanks everyone, for your informative comments on my Balladeer.  I'm going to tweak my Craig's List ad a bit and hold out for at least $400 - this instrument is WORTH that.... and you've all helped me feel more confident about not caving in to the guys who say, "OH Man you are asking WAY too much for one of THOSE."


Comment by FloridaGull on May 17, 2013 at 11:46am
Lots of Goodwill purchases of late... ;-)
Comment by Ted Hechtman on May 17, 2013 at 10:54am

I also have one of the AA14s with the aluminum neck. A very thin neck and I have hands that seem a little large for it but I really like it. Anybody know if the AA32 had an aluminum neck? I don't think so. Thanks.

Comment by Ted Hechtman on May 17, 2013 at 10:50am

I just bought this for 22 bucks. It will take a little work and I am hoping the electronics work. From 198? something I think.

Comment by Rev Ed Skiba on May 13, 2013 at 4:02pm
Hi Nadine,

I have a Legend and Legend cutaway that match your Balladeer. It's a beauty. Wish I could buy it... but...

Hold out for the right price. I' d go $400.

Chaplain Ed+
Comment by Acoustic Pickers on May 13, 2013 at 3:47pm

Hi Nadine.  You are correct that the Celebrity Ovations are the entry level models.  The Standard Balladeer shown below has a Blue Book value of $450-550 in excellent used condition.  That being said, the guitar is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.  Good luck.  Eric


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