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Over the 43 years (seriously) that I have owned my Ovation Balladeer I have taken no end of s**t about my "plastic guitar." Frankly, I don't care. It's the easiest playing and best recording axe I've ever known. The money they saved by substituting the fiberglass bowl for wooden back and sides went right in to the quality of the spruce top. It's seriously the best spruce I've ever seen...and it rings! It was my first big boy guitar and I'll never let it go.
My first "higher end" guitar I purchased in High School, has a unique sound and has held up for 15 years and counting. Plugged in sounds better than many guitars 2x it's price. Solid Geet.