applause aa14-4 value

Posted by Mike Shallow on Fri, 01/11/02 - 21:11:45.

Does anybody know what this guitar is worth? Its made in Moosup CT and I've had it for over 17 years.

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applause AA14 s/n 122144 owned 40 years

Terribly worn frets capo at 3rd. Plays like a dream!

Applause AA 14 S/N 114006

I have been having my guitar since 1979. It is brown in color. It has been with me since that time. I have bought and sold many guitars since that time but this guitar still plays great. I'd like to know what it is worth.

Ovation Applause AA14

Hey Guys,
I have owned this Applause guitar for over 32 years. Next to a Tesco guitar my mother bought me when I was 13 years old this guitar is the first one I ever owned. Not sure why but I just hung on to it. Here I am at age 55, an accomplished guitarist that has played and loved guitars his whole life, wanting some input on this guitar. This is a Applause model number AA14 and SN 132392. It is just the common wood finish, not painted, lacquered or sunburst. It has the aluminum fret board and yes, still in pretty good shape. Does anyone have any knowledge on collectablilty or value (if any) on this guitar. Would certainly love some input. Thanks

Applause Guitar model AA14-2, S/N 029249

I just purchased an Applause Guitar model AA14-2, serial number 029249. I would like to know how to look in an archive file and get a date for its production, and its value. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank You, jkyle

AA14-2

The guitar your talking about was made in 1974 in Moosup,Ct by Kaman Music Co. My mom was an orbital sander for these guitars. She had given my son one, and it had been stolen and he's been looking for one ever since. I don't know it's value, but I hope this info helps. Should you ever want to sell it, or come across another one, I would appreciate hearing from you.

Applause AA14-1

I can probably get one of these for you, depending on what you'd like to pay. email if interested matjone@gmail.com

applause AA14-4 to sell

I'm looking to sell mine, it's a 1976 in Black.

Re: applause aa14-4 value

: Does anybody know what this guitar is worth? Its made in Moosup CT and I've had it for over 17 years.

It's worth anywhere between $100 & $200 depending on the condition (look in eBay). I believe their are four models of the AA14, AA14-1 through AA14-4. I believe the -1 through 4 indicates the type of finish. I have an AA14-1 which is a sunburst finish. These guitars are still fairly plentyful, I see them in pawn shops regularly.

# of models

Minor correction... there are 5 models. I have an AA14-A. It looks much like the 1-4 except the top is dark red (I think referred to as lacquered). Made in 1976. It's hard to find info on it. I did find an article though:

https://demontguitars.com/Images/Applause%20acoustic/watermarked/applause-for-print.jpg

Re: applause aa14-4 value

I have an AA14 It was manufactured by Kaman Music Corporation in Bloomfield, CT. ww.kamanmusic.com It is tied in some how with Ovation.

I cant find my model # on thier site or in thier archives. I bought mine used, about 20 uears ago after my Guild was stolen. It is not a Guild but I love the sound and the action. I play simi-professionaly in a Gospel group and use it religiously (no pun intended). I would really love to have it refinished but dont know if it would be worth the cost...

kaman applause for sale

Kelly 8605184204

Re: applause aa14-4 value

Yeah, I had 1. I bought in 1973.Toughest guitar I ever saw.Mine was black,great action no matter what you did to it,great sound too,even floated~:(:)~Had it for 30 yrs,lost moving.LOOKING FOR ANOTHER 1 w/ aluminum neck,but can't find one.:( Tom

Applause AE14-1

I have one of these I am trying to sell... If you are still looking. :-)

Re: applause aa14-4 value

i have a aa14-2 i just bought from a private dealer, and i cant find any information on it, could someone help me find out what i have?

Re: applause aa14-4 value

: Does anybody know what this guitar is worth? Its made in Moosup CT and I've had it for over 17 years.

I've seen it from under a hundred on ebay to 150 if its in good shape. Want to sell it?

Re: applause aa14-4 value

: : Does anybody know what this guitar is worth? Its made in Moosup CT and I've had it for over 17 years.

: I've seen it from under a hundred on ebay to 150 if its in good shape. Want to sell it?

I've got the exact same guitar (SN 071047), and I'm looking at selling it to somebody who can actually play it. My father willed it to me, and it's a fine sounding instrument (with a steel fingerboard no less! No warping!), but I can't play it anymore (medical). If you're interested, drop me a note..

Re: applause aa14-4 value

I've had the same guitar since I was 17. I'm 45 now and it is still my favorite. Last summer, the head broke right between the two E-Nuts. I wept. Thankfully, I was able to put some angle iron on it to fix it. Looks ugly but it didn't change the sound. If you ever want to get rid of yours for a fair price let me know.

: : Does anybody know what this guitar is worth? Its made in Moosup CT and I've had it for over 17 years.

: : I've seen it from under a hundred on ebay to 150 if its in good shape. Want to sell it?

: I've got the exact same guitar (SN 071047), and I'm looking at selling it to somebody who can actually play it. My father willed it to me, and it's a fine sounding instrument (with a steel fingerboard no less! No warping!), but I can't play it anymore (medical). If you're interested, drop me a note..

Re: applause aa14-4 value

: I've had the same guitar since I was 17. I'm 45 now and it is still my favorite. Last summer, the head broke right between the two E-Nuts. I wept. Thankfully, I was able to put some angle iron on it to fix it. Looks ugly but it didn't change the sound. If you ever want to get rid of yours for a fair price let me know.

: : : Does anybody know what this guitar is worth? Its made in Moosup CT and I've had it for over 17 years.

: : : I've seen it from under a hundred on ebay to 150 i

I have it thince I think 1977 and its still the same.I played it even on stage some time ago.A solid instrument but nothing more.It was worth the price but never making me dreaming.
tyll

Re: applause aa14-4 value

Hey, I've got one too! Serial n°067155. Very good one with strong sound. But mine is getting older. I should change mechanics.

: Does anybody know what this guitar is worth? Its made in Moosup CT and I've had it for over 17 years.

applause aa14-2

i have an applause aa14-2. i love it. perhaps it's an earlier/later version of the aa14-4? i don't know, either way i'll never sell it. i was very fortunate finding it for just £50 (private sale) about 5 years ago. i use it for melodic alternate tunings. mine is coloured deep red, also with an aluminium fretboard. it was made in moosup, conn. usa. it's an attractive yet unusually designed full bodied acoustic guitar. it sounds gr8 amped up with the 'headway snake2' pick up i had installed into it recently. i believe it is indeed rare.

Year model please

can somebody please date this. Guitar ? It is applause model AA14-2 serial number 032970
Thanks
Dave

applause AA24-1

I have an applause AA24-1 in sunburst. Where can I find any info on its date and value. It plays really good and the only issue with it is that the top has surface cracks. I cant seem to find anything on the net about this model. I know that it was made in conn. sometime in the mid to late 70's.

AA14-2

I am looking for this particular guitar. My mom use to work for Kaman and was an orbital sander for these guitars. She gave one to my son, and it was stolen. We are trying to find and purchase this exact guitar. Anyone knowing of one please contact me.

AA14-2

Hi
I have an Applause AA14-2 from Kaman music and I have it for sale right now. I have had this guitar since brand new back in the 70's. It is in excellent shape and plays beautifully. There is another guitar that I want to buy but my wife says I need to get rid of a few first. You can contact me via email if interested.
thanks
Bill

Re: applause aa14-2

: i have an applause aa14-2. i love it. perhaps it's an earlier/later version of the aa14-4? i don't know, either way i'll never sell it. i was very fortunate finding it for just £50 (private sale) about 5 years ago. i use it for melodic alternate tunings. mine is coloured deep red, also with an aluminium fretboard. it was made in moosup, conn. usa. it's an attractive yet unusually designed full bodied acoustic guitar. it sounds gr8 amped up with the 'headway snake2' pick up i had installed into it recently. i believe it is indeed rare.

DUDE, THE # AFTER THE DASH- IS "FINISH CODE"; 4=NATURAL 2=RED; ETC...LOOK IT UP IGAVE YOU 2.

Re: applause aa14-2

: : i have an applause aa14-2. i love it. perhaps it's an earlier/later version of the aa14-4? i don't know, either way i'll never sell it. i was very fortunate finding it for just £50 (private sale) about 5 years ago. i use it for melodic alternate tunings. mine is coloured deep red, also with an aluminium fretboard. it was made in moosup, conn. usa. it's an attractive yet unusually designed full bodied acoustic guitar. it sounds gr8 amped up with the 'headway snake2' pick up i had installed into it recently. i believe it is indeed rare.

:
: DUDE, THE # AFTER THE DASH- IS "FINISH CODE"; 4=NATURAL 2=RED; ETC...LOOK IT UP IGAVE YOU 2.

do you have any photos of this guitar--i saw one in the pawn shop and i might get it.

aa 14 2

I just traded for one of these guitars. Sound is amazing (full and rich - bass) better than most ovations I have heard. No electronics on mine. I might add some later. I finally found this information and now know it not as rare as I thought but it is still a great player guitar. If someone wants a pretty guitar this isn't it. It is a players guitar - great sound - but no one will want to steal it because of its looks.

Re: applause aa14-4 value

My Applause AA14 (SN 101729) was purchased in 1980 for about $280.00, but to me it is priceless. The soft cases did not hold up too well, but the sound is decent and they take tons of normal abuse. The aluminum fretboard does wear down some after over 20 years of daily use, but not enough to influence playability. The plastic body is indestructible and the wooden face is about the only thing that needs tlc!

: Hey, I've got one too! Serial n°067155. Very good one with strong sound. But mine is getting older. I should change mechanics.

: : Does anybody know what this guitar is worth? Its made in Moosup CT and I've had it for over 17 years.

Re: applause aa14-4 value

I've got an Applause AA14-4 SN#020726 also made in Conn. It was bought approx 25 years ago. My mother bought it for use in the choir. It was handed down to me when I started lessons in high school. To me it sounds better than any guitar I've picked up. Hell my music teacher tried to buy it off me. But it is an heirloom to me and I wouldn't sell it. It's priceless. I only wish it had an electric hook up.

Re: applause aa14-4 value

: My Applause AA14 (SN 101729) was purchased in 1980 for about $280.00, but to me it is priceless. The soft cases did not hold up too well, but the sound is decent and they take tons of normal abuse. The aluminum fretboard does wear down some after over 20 years of daily use, but not enough to influence playability. The plastic body is indestructible and the wooden face is about the only thing that needs tlc!

: : Hey, I've got one too! Serial n°067155. Very good one with strong sound. But mine is getting older. I should change mechanics.

: : : Does anybody know what this guitar is worth? Its made in Moosup CT and I've had it for over 17 years.

I ALSO HAVE ONE.. I JUST EMAILED THE GUYS AT KAMAN AND GAVE THEM THE SPECS..HOPEFULLY THEY WILL GET BACK TO ME WITH ANSWERS TO MUCH OF THE SAME QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE ALL ASKED

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