Ovation Applause Balladeer AB24 - 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar (Discontinued)
The major point of difference between Ovation and most other guitar manufacturers is their use of Lyrachord instead of wood for the body of their guitars - the bodies are also shaped like a bowl.
Lyrachord is a proprietary material created by Ovation which uses glass fibers and resin a bit like fiberglass but with properties that seem to work quite well tonally as a replacement for wood.
When analyzing the AB24's ratings we consistently found reports that it plays well and is well built.
If you want a budget acoustic-electric that you don't have to worry about, can throw on the lounge or take camping, then this is a great option.
- Body Shape: Standard Ovation
- Top: Laminated Spruce
- Body: Lyrachord - a proprietary material comprising interwoven layers of glass filament and bonding resin
- Finish: Gloss
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Neck: Nato
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 10" (254mm)
- Number of Frets: 20
- Scale Length: 25 1/4" (641mm)
- Nut Width: 1 11/16" (43mm)
- Electronics: Ovation OP-4BT pickup/preamp system with built-in tuner