|Expected release date is 20th Oct 2014|
In 1984 OVATION released their high-end ULTRA-GP. Less than 400 guitars were made. The guitar never gained in popularity, primarily because it was priced over $400, higher than a GIBSON Les Paul. Over 20 years later the original ULTRA-GP has soared in value in the Vintage Market with prices topping $3,000.
Model Name: Eastwood GP
Colors: Black, Metallic Blur
Neck: Mahogany, set Neck
Fingerboard: Rosewood, Block Markers
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Width at Nut:1 11/16"
Pickups: Dual Super-2 Humbuckers
Controls: 2 Volume, 2 Tone
Bridge: 5-Way Adjustable Wrap-Around
Hardware: Gotoh Nickel/Chrome
Strings: D'Addario #10
Unique Features: Contoured Maple Top, Flamed on Cherryburst and Heritage Cherry
Suggested Retail: $899.00 US
Posted by Ed on 9th Sep 2014
To add to my review above... No guitar comes perfectly set up straight from the factory. The neck of my (Cherry burst) GP was a bit too straight, so I relaxed the truss rod a tad and lowered the bridge. It's much better now: No more fretting out bends on high frets and hardly any buzz anywhere on the neck. Plays like a dream. Thanks to the tips on myrareguitars.com!
Posted by ed on 18th Aug 2014
Of course it has something to do with Homme/Kyuss. But that just introduced me to a great looking guitar. Not a 13-in-a-dozen Strat or Les Paul; just a solid, set neck, double humbucker, double cutaway, mahogany rocker. It plays really well, the neck is quite round/thick, but in a comfortable way. Action is low, sometimes a bit too low for bending high strings above 12th fret, but all in all very easy to play. Strange though, that the cutaway is not as deep as shows on the picture on the Eastwood website/catalog. The 21-22nd fret are already in the body in real life. Higher regions are a bit harder to reach. The bridge has changed a bit too. Another remark: the neck pickup is much louder than the bridge pickup. So Eastwood might want to put a hotter bridge or less hot neck pickup in. Of course, if you like the bassy Kyuss neck pickup sound, this is your guitar!
It thought it was discontinued, but happy to see it's back again. Curious about the new blue one!