A source of inspiration for both the Klein Electric Guitar and the Forshage Headless Electric Guitar, seen and heard in this demo by Roger Placer, the Ovation Breadwinner’s stylings were inspired by the shape of a battle axe! Fortunately, style wasn’t all the guitar designer had in mind. As he states in this interview from The Ovation Breadwinner Page, he sought balance, “a deep cutaway below the strings to reach the high notes” and he “wanted it to rest comfortably on the knee when playing while seated. Hence the cutaway at the bottom.”
It so happens that there is quite a following for them and several sites exist to provide plenty of information on these interesting guitars:
2. Ovation Fan Club This site’s purpose is to “inform, educate, communicate and share knowledge of Ovation guitars” which it does quite well.
3. Ovation Tribute Page – This is quite an extensive site that includes information about the Breadwinner and Deacon guitar alongside the rest of the Ovation line.
For more on the Ovation Breadwinner, see The Ovation Breadwinner Electric Guitar – An Unsung Ergonomic Design.