So I'm thinking of getting my first electro-acoustic. I'm a pretty good acoustic guitarist but i've only recently thought of getting an electro- acoustic. I've kind of thought of getting an applause guitar but i have no idea what they are like. I would ideally like something that sounds good without an amp too. ta.
I've got an Ovation 'Legend,' it sounds good unplugged as well as plugged in.
But it was around $2000, so it kind of depends on your budget
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I would only get an Ovation if it were american made.
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What is your price range? I'm assuming it is pretty low if you are looking at Applause.

Typically it's hard, basically impossible, to find a decent quality acoustic-electric with a solid top for under around $450.