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What's the deal with Factory 2nd?
This instrument was deemed at the factory to have a cosmetic imperfection. Check the description for precise details for this particular guitar. We scrutinize every instrument we sell and pass along all information so that you know exactly what you are getting. It is stamped Factory Second inside, but the original serial number is present and not tampered with. These are in new condition with zero play wear!
Born in the '60s, the original Balladeer was the center soundhole model that started it all. Today's Balladeer pays tribute to historic design while incorporating the many advances made along the way. A deluxe soundboard made of hand-selected, AA, solid Sitka spruce is the heart and soul of the Balladeer. The deep contour, cutaway body shape represents the latest evolution of Ovation's pioneering Lyrachord® design. It makes the Balladeer a comfortable fit, whether sitting or standing. Ovation's slightly shorter scale length and narrower nut give the 5-piece, satin, mahogany/maple neck a fast feel. The traditional, inlaid, oak-leaf rosette offers an elegant touch against a high gloss, classic, Ovation Cherry Cherry Burst finish. The Balladeer's full-featured OP-Pro preamp and OCP1K pickup produce uncompromising, plugged-in performance for the most discriminating player. Ovation's Timeless Collection Balladeer is a modern classic. Case not included.
This particular instrument has some finish checking along the bass-side edge of the neck heel. We have included a close-up photo so you can take a look. Aside from this, the instrument is in mint condition.
How Does It Play?
We have given this fine instrument a thorough pro setup to make sure it is playing its best and 100% ready for you. The neck is excellent and the action is low without buzz. The string action measures 3/32" on the low E at the 12th fret and nearly down to 2/32" on the high E string.
We stock a deluxe hard case that fits this model very nicely. It can be added to US orders for $95 or to international orders for $115. Contact us for details!
Soundboard: AA Solid Sitka Spruce
Bracing: Ovation Scalloped X Bracing
Body: AA Solid Sitka Spruce
Design: Deep Contour
Finish: Cherry Cherry Burst
Binding: ABS White
Neck: 5 Piece Mahogany/Maple
Fretboard Radius: 11 13/16" / 300mm
Nut: 1 11/16" / 43mm
Tuning Machines: Ovation Die-cast Chrome
Strings: Adamas OV1818E Light Gauge Phosphor Bronze
Preamp: Ovation OP Pro
Pickup: Ovation OCP1K
Case: Available, Not Included