OVATION BREADWINNER

  • Ovation Breadwinner electric guitar
    Ovation Breadwinner (Tan finish 1251-7)
  • Ovation Breadwinner electric guitar
    Ovation Breadwinner (White finish 1251-6)

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  • electric guitars

Dates of manufacture: 

1971 to 1979

The axe shaped Ovation Breadwinner (model 1251) was made between 1971 and 1979. The Breadwinner shared the same mahogany body as the more expensive Deacon model, but had solid color textured Lyrachord finish (white, black, blue or tan), dot inlays, unbound fingerboard.Early models were had with Ovation's toroidal single pole pickups while later models were equipped with humbuckers.  The Breadwinner also had an active FET preamp, giving a wide range of tones Ovation published a guide to sounds where they listed various band and song "signature" sounds and the control settings to use to achieve those sounds.

Specifications (25)

General

Dimensions
991 × 368 × 41 mm
Finish colorsblack finish, blue finish, tan finish, white finish
Finish effectstextured finish
Made inUSA
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length

Controls

Controls shapetop hat controls
Number of control knobs2 control knobs
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls1 tone control, 1 tone switch
Volume controls1 volume control

Electronics

Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups, 2 single coil pickups
Preampactive preamp

Body

Body materialmahogany body
Body styleaxe shaped body
Pickguard materialblack pickguard, tortoiseshell pickguard, white pickguard

Hardware

Bridgebrass fixed bridge

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointbolt on neck
Neck materialmahogany neck
Neck width1.69 inches wide at nut
Number of frets24 fret
Truss rodadjustable truss rod
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Prices (1)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1982$300.00excellentStill have this great guitar and has been played quite abit but still shows very little signs of use. Frets and neck show very light wear. Excellent guitar

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