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Great guitar for many different styles
I've got an Ovation Viper exactly like the one pictured here...butterscotch with black pickguard and an ebony fretboard. The scale is longer than an average electric guitar, and as I'm mainly a rhythm player, this isn't a big deal for me. I care more about tone, and this is where the guitar delivers in spades. The neck pickup has a beautifully rich, punchy, bright tone that feels aggressive without being overbearing. The middle pickup position (both neck and bridge pickups active) provides a nice honky kind of twang. The bridge pickup is, like the neck, bright and rich, but thin enough to match what you'd want to hear from a bridge pickup.
This is a hearty guitar. It feels good when slung over your shoulder, and the versatility you get from it makes it a must-have. I'm actually quite surprised that more guitarists don't play this regularly, but on the other hand, there's something kind of cool about playing a show and having someone come up and say, "What the hell is THAT? I've never seen one before!"