No other guitar is so steeped in Ovation history like the Standard Balladeer.
Over the course of three 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
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 Oakleaf
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.
Ovation Standard Balladeer 1861 AX Acoustic-Electric Guitar Features:
- 6 String acoustic-electric
- Body type: super-shallow cutaway
- Top: solid spruce
- Bracing: scalloped LX
- Scale length: 25 1/4"
- Fretboard: bound rosewood
- Fret inlay: dot-diamond
- Bridge: rosewood
- Rosette: inlaid Oakleaf
- Pickup: original patented preamp
- Nutwidth: 1 11/16"
- Machines: chrome
Buy your new Ovation today and hear what you've been missing.