Friday, September 08, 2006
Think Medieval Battleaxe meets Modern Toneaxe and you've got the Ovation Breadwinner.
The first electric to feature active electronics and an interesting yet ergonomic shape, the Breadwinner was Ovation's initial foray into the world of solidbody electrics, and sported many features that were ahead of their time. They didn't, however, have staying power as far as production was concerned.
Available only from 1972 through 1979, these guitars are quite hard to find on the secondary market nowadays. I would expect their value to continue to rise.
Today's source material comes from the following websites:
- Baron Audio for the specs information (click the dropdown list and select "Ovation Breadwinner")
- The Ovation Deacon information page
- Guitargonauts.com for the Feb 2001 Pick of the Month page on the '72 Breadwinner
- The Ovation Gallery page for the great shots of the "Cheap Trick" Breadwinner
- And although I didn't use any material from them, you should visit the Ovation Fan Club Page for lots of other goodies.
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Take care, and keep Rockin'
I like the Ovation guitars. In addition to its many models available, the quality is very good compared with other brands of guitars. I have an Ovation Elite a few years ago, and never disappointed me. Recently bought one for my son, an Ovation Classic for my son on the internet, and got the best price on this page: http://bit.ly/ADNq7
Well, there is a hint for you!