51 ruger9 1 month ago The thin Ovations were no problem to play, standing or sitting. And for live use, the thin ones were THE ones. But I wanted mine to be a good ACOUSTIC guitar also. So I got the deep bowl. Those are a bit of a pain to play seated (due to the lap-sliding issue), and not fund to play standing up live because, as has been pointed out- that deep bowl was DEEP, and it really did put the strings out there, also the rounded back caused the guitar to "flip up", and the guitar top wasn't perpendicular to the ground- it was angled, which is not something flat back guitars do. Also a PITA.But since I was in a "hair band", my Ovation was only used for 2 songs, and it stood by itself!