Eastwood Guitars GP - Black - Ovation Ultra GP Tribute Model
Eastwood Guitars GP
Solidbody Electric Guitar
Tribute to the Ovation Ultra GP
The Eastwood GP is a tribute to the legendary Ovation Ultra GP - An under the radar collectible electric guitar. Rare and desirable, the Ovation Ultra GP is one of those mouth-watering, hard-to-find models. A classic example of a guitar which didn’t sell well when originally released, but garnered an almost cult-like following years later. The main reason for the Ultra GP’s initial lack of success was that Ovation marketed it as a head-to-head competitor to the Gibson Les Paul (GP actually stands for “Guitar Paul”). It also didn’t help that they priced the GP the same as the better known and more popular Gibson Les Paul, and that they marketed it as an “ultra-hard body” guitar (what the heck does that mean?) instead of the more commonly known and acceptable term “solid body”. The thing is… it turned out the Ultra GPs are actually superb guitars. Ovation thought they could improve on a Les Paul – which sounds like sacrilege, but years later, many players agree they succeeded. At least at the time, and for the price they probably paid for their GP’s! The most notable aficionado of the GP is Josh Homme, who used an Ultra GP for a good part of his career – from his early years with Kyuss, through Queens of the Stone Age.
Today, the original Ultra GP is quite rare and expensive, no longer an instrument within the budgets of most players. Thankfully, Eastwood Guitars has decided to release this faithful tribute to the Ovation Ultra GP – The Eastwood GP. Its sleek looks combined with a slim, fast neck profile, large frets, two great sounding humbucking pickups and of course a very friendly price point, mean this guitars is ready to rock and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg!
Features and Specs of the Eastwood Guitars GP
- Mahogany Body with Carved Maple Top
- Mahogany Set Neck with Bound Fingerboard
- Custom-style 5-ply Binding and Block Inlays
- 24 3/4 " Scale Length
- 1 11/16 " Nut Width
- Dual Humbuckers modeled after Vintage DiMarzio SUPER 2's
- 3-way Toggle Switch
- Dual Volume and Tone Controls
- Nickel/Chrome Hardware
- Adjustable Wraparound Bridge
- Case: Sold Separately
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