Applause Elite Series guitars are the perfect example of Ovation’s simultaneous commitments to innovation, performance and tradition while living up to your expectations of a quality instrument. This time-honored, Ovation ruby red finish, Applause Elite model includes Ovation-inspired appointments such as a layered spruce top, scalloped X bracing and laser-cut, multi-port sound holes. The headstock design creates a sleek aesthetic, while the fast playing neck, Ovangkol fretboard and bridge along with the composite Lyrachord® (R) mid-depth body allow for effortless playing. The CE304T preamp is paired with the Ovation Slimline pickup to give players top-grade electronics that offer incredible clarity, definition and tonal balance. Your new Applause guitar is here.