Posted 2016-01-07 10:17 AM (#520045 - in reply to #520016) Subject: Re: Breadwinner
Joined: December 2015 Posts: 10
The original owner had the pickguard custom made (so I was told) to add a little flash on stage---everything else is original---she has a few dings, and the headstock has been repaired (professionally), but overall condition is great for a guitar that is 40+ years old! How 'bout some pictures guys?
Posted 2016-01-15 11:32 AM (#520357 - in reply to #520016) Subject: Re: Breadwinner
Joined: May 2014 Posts: 7
Very cool, hippychip. I love Breadwinners! You're post inspired me to snap a few pics.
Here are both of mine, what I believe to be a late '72 and a '75. Both are original and in really good shape for their age (unlike their owner). I tried to show the differences in pickups, bridge saddles, jack location, and neckplate and control plate differences between the early and late versions. I didn't include pictures of the cases, but there are some slight differences. The case for my '72 is purple lined, like yours, while the later version has gold lining.
Also, I've not seen this mentioned before, but I noticed that the tuner mounting screws on only the very earliest tuners are in line, unlike most that you see, where the screws are offset. I tried to capture that in the last picture.
Posted 2016-01-16 12:00 PM (#520388 - in reply to #520016) Subject: Re: Breadwinner
Joined: March 2005 Posts: 12733
Location: Boise, Idaho
I always thought the shape was too weird and seemed awkward. Then I played a beautiful red Deacon that the local Guitar Center had mislabeled and mispriced as a Breadwinner and fell in love. They just fit and feel so perfect. As usual, I spent too long trying to rationalize how I needed another electric guitar that I never play and when I went back it was gone.