Ovation Standard Balladeer - Cherry Cherry Burst

Acoustic-electric Guitar with Solid Spruce Top, Lyrachord Back and Sides, and Onboard Preamp/Pickup System - Cherry Burst
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This Ovation Sounds Great Unplugged and Onstage

The Ovation Balladeer 2711 AX acoustic-electric guitar sounds and plays fantastic, whether you're at home enjoying its acoustic tone or plugged in and playing even the biggest stages out there. In addition to Ovation's distinctive deep-contour Lyrachord body is matched with a high-quality solid AA spruce top. Appointments include elegant pearl dot and diamond inlays, as well as a classy soundhole rosette. The onboard Ovation OCP-1K pickup system provides a very natural and responsive amplified tone, so you know you can take the stage with confidence when you're holding the Balladeer 2711 AX.

Ovation Balladeer 2711 AX Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • 6-string acoustic-electric
  • Cherry Burst finish
  • Body type: Deep contour
  • Top: AA solid spruce
  • Bracing: Scalloped LX
  • Scale Length: 25-1/4"
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fret inlays: Pearl dot/diamond
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Pickup: Ovation OCP-1K
  • Nut width: 1-11/16"
  • Tuning machines: Chrome
The Ovation Balladeer 2711 AX plays beautifully and sounds fantastic - unplugged or onstage!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Deep Contour Cutaway
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Cherry Burst
Finish Gloss
Top Wood AA Grade Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Lyrachord
Body Bracing Scalloped LX
Neck Wood 5-piece mahogany/maple neck
Neck Shape Ovation
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearl Dot/Diamond
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.25"
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut Width 1.6875"
Electronics Ovation OCP-1K, OP-Pro preamp
Strings D'Addario EXP16 (.012-.053) Phosphor Bronze
Manufacturer Part Number 2771AX-CCB

Customer Reviews

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Very good quality

I bought this guitar from sweetwater several years ago when it included a hard case when it was blown out on a sale price as it was replaced by the same exact guitar but now sold without a case. Its a very stable instrument takes set ups well. The neck is stable and the bridge can be adjusted by both height and angle by the tapered shims included. Sounds loud and very clear. If you want the sound of the fiberglass Rainsong or Composite guitars but dont want to spend 2 thousand dollars then this is a good substitute.


A TERRIFIC guitar---both acoustically & amped-up! Has a nice, balanced richness & resonance, & is very comfortable to play! This is my first acoustic guitar with the electric option, & I really like the control panel with the equalizer, etc.on this guitar. I want to thank Mike Soper---my Sales Rep.---for doing his usual GREAT job in providing me with the VERY BEST service, advice, quickness in shipping, & much more! I also want to thank Colin W. in the service dept. for taking the extra time & effort in making sure everything was OK!
Music background: Long-time guitar player

Great guitar

Superb guitar that suits strumming or picking styles. Good acoustic and electric sound, good projection. Action rather high, although the shims are removed. Therefore preferable to use lighter strings or tune the instrument lower flat. Clean finish, nice neck. Need velcro to prevent the body from sliding, common Ovation guitars default. I recommend it without reserve ...

Nice guitar for strummer/pickers

I finally realize I prefer this type of guitar, with a narrow round neck rather than the wide flatter necks of the fingerstyle guitars. Other than high action beginning around the 10th fret and upwards, this guitar is pristine, really nice tight binding and a great feel and sound. Stays in tune forever, very stable. The tension on the strings is tremendous, so perhaps tuning down a half step would make it a little easier to bend strings. Overall a very nice value here and the case is more than sufficient. Very easy to adjust the truss rod for setups.
Music background: guitarist 30 years

Very nice for the price

I got mine when it came with a hard case. Its a nice guitar you can add or subtract the shims under the bridge to adjust the action height. The back is contoured so it doesnt slip out of your lap like the old style Ovations. Neck is quality has quality feel very substantial. Nice frets.
Music background: guitarist 30 years blues rock jazz
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Ovation, Ovation 6-string Acoustic Guitars, Ovation Acoustic / Electric Guitars