1973 Ovation Breadwinner Solid Body Active Pickups! RARE!

$999.00 $1,295.00

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Vintage 1973 Ovation Breadwinner!
Super RARE! Solid Body Guitar Active Pickups!
This is really cool. You are looking at a Vintage 1973 Ovation Breadwinner. Very Rare Made In USA Guitar. One of the earliest and rarest Breadwinners produced by Ovation, this guitar sports its original White Lyrachord finish with a Tortoise pickguard,   This USA made Ovation solidbody electric guitar is an extremely well crafted and tonally unique guitar, with a pioneering tone circuit and a set of Ovation's early toroidal single coil pickups that have a very detailed and clear sound. The guitar chimes and twangs with the best, and the solid Honduran mahogany body and neck give the instrument a strong fundamental acoustic tone that translates well through the pickups. Despite the unconventional body shape, the guitar balances well on a strap and sits comfortably in your lap, weighing in at 7.75 lbs. Professionally setup this Breadwinner is strung with fresh 10-46 strings, with low action and solid intonation.

The bolt-on mahoagany neck has a slender C shaped profile, with a bound ebony fretboard and pearloid diamond inlay. The neck is quite slim and allows for very quick and accurate lead work, with a smooth gloss finish on the profile that feels great on the palm. Th guitar has a scale length of 24 3/4" which will feel intuitive to any Gibson enthusiast. The nut is a full 1 11/16" width and is a hand carved piece of bone for optimal sustain and clarity. On the headstock, the black Ovation silkscreened logo is present, along with a set of original Ovation tuners.

The Breadwinner has the same electronics configuration as its "deluxe" older brother, the Deacon, delivering as the Ovation catalog put it, the "sounds of tomorrow." It's also notable as the first solidbody to have a built-in FET preamp. This means that the low impedance double pole Ovation pickups can be used with a high impedance amp. This produces less hum and more sound; a recording engineer's dream. There's an electronic notch switch which controls the phasing between pickups, producing some surprising midrange tone variations, as well as a standard three-way pickup selector toggle and Master Volume and Tone knobs.



Our luthier did a complete setup. Frets are in great shape. Neck is Straight. Brand new strings were installed. Gig ready on Arrival!
Nut Width: 1.69"
 Case is NOT Included
Cosmetics: Good Condition. Finished in Ovations signature "Lyrachord," which has a textured, matte appearance. Lyrachord finish is extremely resistant to wear. There are some light strumming scratches on the pickguard. The Back has some light belt buckle rash scratches also. There is a filled in hole just below the bridge. There is another filled in hole (maybe for a strap button) on the back near the neck plate. Neck, Fretboard and Headstock in great shape. Dripping with "Mojo" It is used. Not perfect. Look at the pictures closely. They will tell the story. 

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Product Specs

Condition: Excellent (Used)
Brand: Ovation
Model: Breadwinner
Finish: White
Categories: Solid Body
Year: 1973
Made In: United States