Really like no other guitar I've played since opening 8 years ago. Despite being a mad shape the guitar is really comfortable to play and has a slim, playable neck. The active circuitry and additional mid switch make for a really capable and unique guitar.
Check out what Ovation had to say about it at the time...
'With a combination of Old New England craftsmanship, modern technology and innovating ideas we have built the guitar of tomorrow. This guitar not only as its own distinctive sounds, but is capable of duplicating the sounds of most other guitars on the market today.
Easily it is three guitars rolled into one, which makes it either an excellent road or recording instrument.
The Deacon Solid Body Guitar offers the quality performance, ease of handling and versatility professional guitar players demand. At the same time, this guitar, with its simple controls and FET preamplifier, gives you a wide range to work with. The new no-hum pickups contribute greatly to the clarity of tone and brilliance of treble and bass frequency.
The beauty of this guitar can't be appreciated until you strap it on and play it. Its solid Honduras mahogany and slim fast neck have been sculptured in a well balanced, comfortable shape. The rich luster of the polyester finish is as beautiful as the finish is durable.
Whatever your style of playing, you will find it to be the most versatile guitar you have ever owned.'