At 7:56 in this video, Robert Smith can be seen playing a Breadwinner. He confirms this in [this interview](http://www.thecure.cz/resources/PRESS/USA/19960600.guitarworld.us-052.jpeg ): "I should add that when I played with Siouxsie and the Banshees the first time I played and Ovation Breadwinner guitar."more
On rare occasions, Greg Hawkes played rhythm guitar with The Cars - typically for tracks that were not on the records such as "You Just Can't Push Me" or "Take What You Want" - you can tell these songs from some of the expanded editions of the original albums that have them (such as The Cars Deluxe Edition) as there is no synthesizer on the song. Usually Greg's guitar is more of a fuzztone sound that hangs out in back of the mix adding more power. Also, Greg can be seen on the inner sleeve of Panorama with this guitar (all of The Cars play Guitar apparently) RIC = Kawai Moonsault ELLIOT = Dean ML BENJAMIN = Gibson EB-6 SG Six String Bass DAVID ROBINSON = Veleno GREG HAWKES = Ovation Breadwinner http://pixelbiscuit.com/albums/box3april2008/IMG_1005.jpgmore
In [this interview](http://www.silbermedia.com/qrd/archives/41ColinNewman.html), Colin is asked, "What have been the best and worst guitar related purchases you’ve made?" He responds, "Same guitar - Ovation Breadwinner. Looks fantastic, sounds like a heap of shit!" He can be seen playing this instrument throughout the videotaped live performance on a Rockpalast television broadcast in 1979 (packaged and sold on DVD and CD as "Wire - Live On The Box"). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhtYeJXNNbUmore
John Carruthers, with two years tenure, is the newest member of the group, and plays guitar. He reaches in his pocket and pulls out a neatly handwritten piece of paper: it reads GUITARS: Green Yamaha SG2000/brown sunburst SG1500/Hofner 'Verithin' semi T65/Ovation 'Glen Cambell' 12 string acoustic/Yamaha FG450 six string acoustic/Ovation Breadwinner solid body. EFFECTS: Drawmer Compressor/Boss Heavy Metal/MXR Flanger/Eventide Harmonizer & Delay/Ashley Twin Parametric/Yamaha 1010 analogue delay/Cry Baby Wah Wah/Boss Tuner; built into Quark Custom Rack with individual noise gates. AMPS: Marshall MV50 x2/Roland JC120 with ATC speakers x2.more
I have the white early '70's one with single pole pickups. The neck is comfortable and the balance is good. When I take it to the rehearsal space everyone checks it out (as in what the hell is that ... uh, can I try it?). It sounds fine. I'm not sure it has a distinctive tone, but you can certainly make your own via pedals or amp. It "colors" well if you do that.