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Ovation 1861AX Pro Balladeer AE Guitar

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Product Description

Ovation 1861AX Pro Balladeer Acoustic Electric Guitar; Ovation emodies superior acoustic tone!
The round back designs on Ovation acoustics make them strong providers of a superior tone with powerful projection. The 1861AX Balladeer provides a super shallow cutaway acoustic with a solid spruce (AA) top and scalloped X bracing. The rosewood fingerboard looks and feels magnificent thanks to its smooth playability and pearl dot/diamond inlays. The pearl oak leaf rosette rounds out this good looking guitar and the OCP-1K electronics are an essential compliment to the tone of this guitar when playing through a PA or amplifier.

Ovation 1861AX Features

  • AA solid spruce top
  • 25 1/4 scale neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • Pearl dot and diamond inlays with pearl oak leaf rosette
  • Ovation OCP-1K preamp/pickup
  • Chrome tuners
OP-PRO Preamp
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.

Ovation 1861AX Standard Balladeer Acoustic Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Model: 6 String Acoustic/Electric
  • Body Type: Super Shallow Cutaway
  • Top: AA Solid Spruce
  • Bracing: Scalloped X
  • Scale Length: 25 1/4 inches
  • Fringerboard: Rosewood
  • Fret Inlay: Pearl Dot / Diamond
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Rosette: Inlaid Pearl Oak Leaf
  • Pickup: Ovation OCP-1K
  • Nut width: 1 11/16 inches
  • Machines: Chrome
  • Case: Optional (8117)
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  Warranty:  Limited Lifetime, excluding electonics and plating
Kathy from Roscommon, Michigan, USA
Overall Rating
Playability and Feel
Great guitar!
Your general opinion of this product.
This is a fantastic guitar! I love the sound and the look. The action is fantastic right from the factory. Did have string buzz on the low E upon arrival, had to adjust slightly for initial setup, but love love love the result!
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Seems to be very well built, have only owned about a month so not sure about dependability yet.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Very light, slim body, with full sound! The action is fantastic, plays like butter!
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
Bright and snappy sound but can easily be adjusted with built in eq if you prefer a deeper/darker tone as I do.
How was the action out of the box?
Fantastic, but did need to adjust neck slightly for initial setup to eliminate string buzz on the low E.
How did the stain or paint job look?
How has it stood up over time?
Have only owned the instrument for a short time. But have had ovations in the past, and have held up great!
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