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The Ovation Breadwinner was launched towards the end of 1972 at a price of $349 - a few months before the launch of the Ovation Deacon. Both had the same body shape - designed to resemble an axe, and to be comfortable to use seated, for studio use. Both had 2 octave 24 fret mahogany necks. Initially it was available in , and was fitted with large single coil pickups. An upgraded version was displayed at the autumn 1974 NAMM show - and from then it featured double-coil 12-pole pickups, "20dB quieter than Humbuckings".
The Deacon was very much a deluxe version of the Breadwinner.
The pickups and active circuitry of the Breadwinner are designed to give a very wide tonal range. The series II pickups are described as follows
The controls consist of a volume and tone potentiometer, pickup selector switch and band rejection filter to cut midrange. This is how the circuitry is descibed in the 1975 solid-bodies catalogue
Ovation Breadwinner for sale
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|custom53 Comment left 10th February 2014 05:05:04|
I still have mine.. Bought it new in 1975..
|Kerry Bourgeois Comment left 25th March 2014 22:10:15|
I am looking to buy one contact firstname.lastname@example.org