The iDea was released into the wild a few months back and I must say the capabilities of its electronics intrigue me greatly. I'm curious if anyone has seen one of these at their local music shop and, if you played it, what your thoughts were about it. I know it's made over seas and I know there are a great many 'ovationists' that shun the imports, but I am a little less curious about the sound of the actual guitar, which I can decide for my self the next time I get a free second to head to Elderly (my local shop) alone and see if they will grab one from the back log for me to sit down with personally. I am more interested in peoples thoughts about the electronics and how well they record both guitar and voice as I don't have a recording setup of my own, but could record with the on board and upload to my computer via usb. I'll take commentary on it as a whole unit as that is more than likely what I would get (you can buy the electronics separate from elderly and they will replace your current pre-amp in any 'recent' ovation, but the whole guitar is a bit more economical.)
Please, please reply with any experiences you may have with the iDea, or the iDea pre-amp in another ovation. I am very interested to get other peoples input!