Ovation Tangent T357
In mid-2001, Ovation made some prototypes of guitars with new cosmetics, designed to appeal to its core user base: electric guitarists. These guitars would become part of new "Ovation Tangent Series." The guitars features black tops, black pegheads, gunmetal machine heads, and pearloid fingerboard inlays, together with Ovation's trademark black super-shallow cutaway bowl. To make sure that the instruments were "right" for the target audience, Ovation wanted to place them with players who put their guitars through the rigors of the road.
The first choice for Ovation to test the appeal of these new guitars was Megadeth, known worldwide for their demanding standards in their instruments.
After receiving the first Tangent Series (T257-5) prototype, guitarist Dave Mustaine was blown away by the guitar's incredible looks and sound. After seeing and hearing Dave Mustaine's new Ovation, bassist Dave Ellefson and guitarist Al Pitrelli decided that they would like to have similar instruments for writing purposes and to present a common front in the band's all-acoustic set. Now all 3-band members have all-black Ovation guitars.
Body Type: Super Shallow
Scale Length: 25 1/4
Fretboard: Dark Rosewood
Fret Inlay: Dots
Bridge: Dark Rosewood
Rosette: Epaulet: None
Nutwidth: 1 11/16
Machines: Gun Metal Gray
List Price: US$779.50
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