The Ovation Fan Club
The Ovation Fan Club
Forum Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Calendars | Albums | Language
Your are viewing as a Guest. ( logon | register )

Random quote: "It's much too late to do anything about rock & roll now ..." - Jerry Garcia / Grateful Dead



Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
rare Breadwinner?

View previous thread :: View next thread
   Members Forums -> Ovation Electric GuitarsMessage format
 
SOBeach
Posted 2012-11-23 12:53 PM (#462259)
Subject: rare Breadwinner?


Joined:
April 2010
Posts: 823

Location: sitting at my computer

hadn't ever seen one shaped like this before... and with a tremolo.

 

noticed it on ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370695564448?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

Top of the page Bottom of the page
stephent28
Posted 2012-11-23 1:38 PM (#462264 - in reply to #462259)
Subject: Re: rare Breadwinner?



Joined:
April 2004
Posts: 13303

Location: Latitude 39.56819, Longitude -105.080066
I think that is somebodies home build using Ovation parts.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
SOBeach
Posted 2012-11-23 3:28 PM (#462274 - in reply to #462264)
Subject: Re: rare Breadwinner?


Joined:
April 2010
Posts: 823

Location: sitting at my computer

stephent28 - 2012-11-23 2:38 PM I think that is somebodies home build using Ovation parts.

I wondered about that. The back photo threw me though.

Top of the page Bottom of the page
dvd
Posted 2012-11-23 4:02 PM (#462276 - in reply to #462274)
Subject: Re: rare Breadwinner?



Joined:
December 2003
Posts: 1889

Location: Central Massachusetts
You can see the trapezoidal carve-out in the top where the old Ovation bridge/tailpiece used to be. It also appears that they have hacked away part of the body (the lower left area from the first picture.) Definitely not a MWoody-grade customization!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Puppetman
Posted 2012-11-23 4:24 PM (#462277 - in reply to #462259)
Subject: Re: rare Breadwinner?


Joined:
August 2011
Posts: 187

Location: Florence,SC
I'd definately say it's not up to MWoody's excellent work.
The Breadwinner/Deacon has a sense of symmetry. This looks like they modified it so it would "sit up" straight.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Mr. Ovation
Posted 2012-11-23 4:27 PM (#462278 - in reply to #462259)
Subject: Re: rare Breadwinner?


Joined:
December 2001
Posts: 7130

Location: The Great Pacific Northwest
Wow... where to begin. I really wish it was priced appropriately because if it plays, it's worth more in parts than a whole guitar in that shape. My guess is that someone striped/re-finished the body after making it pointy and that it was originally a late model black breadwinner with the humbucker pickups, pre-amp etc.. Of course the whole bridge situation.... Someone did a lot of work on this.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
AussieJames
Posted 2012-11-24 5:43 PM (#462342 - in reply to #462278)
Subject: Re: rare Breadwinner?



Joined:
June 2007
Posts: 3084

Location: Brisbane Australia
Yeah.......but why???

AJ
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Mr. Ovation
Posted 2012-11-25 1:07 PM (#462354 - in reply to #462342)
Subject: Re: rare Breadwinner?


Joined:
December 2001
Posts: 7130

Location: The Great Pacific Northwest
jamesa53 - 2012-11-24 3:43 PM
Yeah.......but why???
AJ


Oh I NEVER ask that question... something about persons in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.. LOL

Top of the page Bottom of the page
MWoody
Posted 2012-11-25 3:09 PM (#462365 - in reply to #462259)
Subject: Re: rare Breadwinner?



Joined:
December 2003
Posts: 13951

Location: Upper Left USA

I've been staying out of this one, I didn't do it and I'd have wished they had taken out their inspirations on a new body/plank. The hard part is that at least for a time you could pick up an Ovation solidbody cheaper than new wood. If it plays and makes the player happy then it work. It's still wrong in my mind but that's just me. I never learned how or when to use a whammy/trem bar.

For the sake of balance in the Universe - I played the JM Deacon at Church this morning...



Edited by MWoody 2012-11-25 3:12 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
SOBeach
Posted 2012-11-25 5:32 PM (#462377 - in reply to #462259)
Subject: RE: rare Breadwinner?


Joined:
April 2010
Posts: 823

Location: sitting at my computer

... how about this one??

Didn't notice Breadwinner Limited in the OFC Model Reference, but saw one on Jerome's site.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/190757477916?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649



 


Top of the page Bottom of the page
Damon67
Posted 2012-11-25 6:29 PM (#462383 - in reply to #462259)
Subject: Re: rare Breadwinner?



Joined:
December 2006
Posts: 6990

Location: Jet City
I never buy from someone with uneven toes
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Mr. Ovation
Posted 2012-11-26 3:45 AM (#462402 - in reply to #462259)
Subject: Re: rare Breadwinner?


Joined:
December 2001
Posts: 7130

Location: The Great Pacific Northwest
The Limted has a respectable following. It's an acquired taste but put into the context of when it came out, it makes perfect sense. A breadwinner that's been updated a bit. A little more sleek line and such. I prefer the traditional Breadwinner and Deacon, but I've had a few these over the years and they are nice guitars and are surprisingly well balanced. Overall I prefer the Toroidal pickups as well. Never really liked the Ovation humbuckers other than the UKII pickups.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread

This message board and website is not sponsored or affiliated with Ovation® Guitars in any way.
Registered to: The Ovation Fanclubâ„¢ Copyright (c) 2001
free counters
(Delete all cookies set by this site)