Ozark 3515E

Ozark 3515E

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3515E, Resonator Guitar from Ozark.

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  • Manufacturer: Ozark
  • Model: 3515E
  • Category: Resonator Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 10/21/2006

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Ozark 3515E user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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lucdrugeat's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ozark 3515E
Chinese-made treats trs.
22 frets. Pica covered bridge Rosewood
Micro type lipstick at the bottom of sleeve.
2 rglage buttons (Volume / Ring)
Mahogany neck. Rosewood


Trs enjoyable to play, the handle fits well trs electric or acoustic guitar (folk, blues), Access in acute facilitated by the pan once.
Much lighter than steel, the weight is comparable to that of an OM type, so very easy to play standing up without sore shoulders ...


To address the open tuning blues / bottlenek this instrument is perfect. The sound is pure acoustic gnreux same. Small BMOL: the sound is much more effective in acute than in the lower strings.
With an amp (Roland AC60 in my case) we are in the area of ​​more than perfect. The lipstick does wonders.
In standard tuning no problem, but priori it is not the purpose of this instrument Premire.


APRS trying several MODELS (Fender, Johnson, Regal, Epiphone) I persist and sign for the Ozark. In addition, my knowledge is the only (with Fender) provide a (very good) equipment of electro SERIES and there is no picture no ... Ozark advantage ...
The Ozark 3515E is significantly between the instruments of approach / initiation and pro gear (but the budget hello ...). Clearly, either occasionally or play for discovering this resonator is the right choice.
Displayed with a price less than 600 is a good investment trs.

Spawn-X's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ozark 3515E
Quote: - In which country was it made? (USA, Japan, Mexico, France ...) Made in China, but not get confusing, it says nothing about the quality that far exceeds that of their toys ;) ...
I just hope not to have bought an instrument made by children. Quote: - How many frets, what kind of micro as well as their configuration? 21 frets widely available thanks to the cutaway at the treble. Micro Lipstick type which does not Ozark details but that sounds pretty good although a bit low for my taste, but would come back later. Quote: - What type of bridge (Floyd, Wilkinson ...)? This is a resonator guitar. The bridge is a "cookie" based on the traditional aluminum cone. The tailpiece is in the vein m ^ m, ie very typical of this type of instrument and consists of only a simple stamped sheet metal screws used by the button-fastening strap. The biscuit, from the factory on my copy was not adjusted for the cone and therefore, the biscuit, are mobile and can be slightly moved back and forth and can also be rotated in their housing which has an obvious impact on the accuracy of acute (intonation). Quote: - What are the settings (volume, tone, micro switch ...)? Volume and tone, and it's funny. Quote: - What type of race? Profile rather round but not as deep as a Les Paul.

I do not put that 8 because of the microphone, Type Lipstick is a priori well-chosen, but personal, I would have preferred a mini-bucker to encourage a little more thickness in his power.


<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- The handle is it fun?</span> Very. The satin finish or matte black paint makes it very fluid at Demanche m ^ m in case of heavy sweating of the hand. However, a downside: the finish freight leaves something to be desired. Not that they are wrong to cut the ends, it&#39;s going pretty well on that side. No, the problem is the lack of polishing the surface makes the vibrato (when playing fretted, obviously it will be seen that bottleneck bangs a bit) rougher than sandpaper. I know that this type of instrument is usually more focused and playing the bottleneck slide, but hey, you may also want to play it normally, and there is going to have to play the steel wool before use, or take the time to "prowling" the frets along the entire length of the handle before you can finally enjoy the smooth gliding of the strings on the frets at bends. Too bad, it obviously decreases the note that I give to this topic. <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- Access to acute (recent freight) is it easy?</span> Yes, well compared to models without bevels. The junction body / neck is performed at the 14 th cargo and cutaway gives off the handle up to 19 without problems, pushing a little, to access without a shadow of a concern the last two Acute boxes. <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- Ergonomics is it good (in terms of shape, weight ...)?</span> We are on familiar ground. The general form is halfway between a dreadnought and a jumbo baby with a depth lower than folk of course, and since the body is made of wood, not metal, the instrument is largely balanced position sitting in a steel hand, which always tends to switch back. Standing, however, poses the problem with m ^ m ¾ acoustic guitars do not have a button fastening belt at the heel of the handle. We have to use a strap with a lace to tie around the base of the stick which implies tension on the top side not handle correctly, and then install or have installed an extra button to allow the Use a strap like a more traditional power. but hey, it&#39;s no big deal either ... Side weight, it is obviously far from the reso metal, but it is not his little weight rather unpleasantly. <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- Gets it easy to sound good? ...</span> Ben acoustics, not 36 solutions. That said, I am a follower of Eric Sardinas and sounds saturax he uses most often with his electric reso, so it rather than the electric range of sounds to be judged. And there, as mentioned above, I regret the choice of Lipstick by Ozark which, although broadly consistent, I think sometimes a little feeble in the level of output. A priori, what is expected of an electric dobro is not so much the accuracy of sound reproduction as the ability to draw diametrically different sounds of his acoustic instrument. A Lipstick is fun, but it seems too close to the timbre of the acoustic instrument. I would have preferred a mini-bucker for more power and heat. Too bad. That said, for those who, like me, want to use the distortion, no problem, the micro cash when m ^ m wide. Be careful though with any feedback coming from m ^ m pretty quickly. What Normal ... Well, a note on the strings. A priori, this type of guitar is supposed to be used with ropes made of bronze. Personally, I was considering when you buy to replace them with electrical cords. I have so far set up a game of Adario 10/46 and I must say it works very well in both acoustic electric. That said, acoustics, of course you lose a little power noise, but nothing insurmountable. I am considering all m ^ m to test a game stronger later. Under these conditions, the sound is still very warm and characteristic of the resonator guitar. The quality is also much to go and I must say that all the resolutions I had hands, it is by far the one that sounds best in this price range.


<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- they are suitable to your style of music?</span> Yes, if indeed one can say that an electric guitarist like me can use this type of instrument a bit more sporadically. <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- What are the sounds you prefer, you hate?</span> Hmm ... Hard to say. In acoustics, it is clear blues that draws us into its limbs, therefore, difficult to judge without thinking about the sounds of those styles. In contrast, electrical, well it depends so much on the type of sound we are looking for and the type of amplifier used you can not really say what you do not like. At first glance, I&#39;d say all the possibilities I like, period.


<p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- How long have you use it?</span> Very little time indeed since I bought it here only 1 month. But I could totally appropriate it fast enough despite my addiction to power. <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- What is so special that you like most and least?</span> The +: the typical sound. The -: micro Lipstick. <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- Have you tried many other models before buying it?</span> Just a yes. As mentioned above, I&#39;m pretty fond of what Eric Sardinas, and good fan, I had made up his mind to get me in his Washburn signature model, but I could never dig up this model as I hope and the price I expected. Out of spite, so I turned to Ozark after falling on their model and 3515BTE 3515BTEG which are pure aesthetic beauty, but the price of these two models I was quickly cooled, and also both are models with metal what this means in sound. I prefer the sound of the final reso wood. I actually tested a package for the entire year that I made the final decision to buy. And when I finally saw the 3515E in a store, I broke down on seeing his price as my local store with whom I have great respect me a price I dehorn the sheep could not decently refuse.;) <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- How would you rate the quality / price?</span> Just excellent for this type of instrument. If one disregards the lack of finishing the frets, it&#39;s really a qualitative range far exceeds what one is accustomed to find on Chinese production. Great success! <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- With experience, you do again this choice? ...</span> Yes, clearly. The price / quality ratio is simply excellent compared to what we can find of this type and in this price range.
Of everything I&#39;ve experienced less than 500 €, it was passable but not the more miserably rotten. When the sound was not a victim of the economy made by the manufacturer, was the handle was finished with an ax ...
The only really notable lack of 3515E is ... the lack of finishing the edges of the holes like "gills in stylized F" which is a bit rough ;) ... That says it all ...

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