The Skater is the odd man out on the classic shape chart. I mean, aside from looking like a Lamborghini Countache amongst a collection Austin-Healeys on such charts, it's also one of the least seldom made of the classics. I've probably seen more Opera shapes than Skaters. Why is that? Couldn't say. The shape makes for a striking profile, and, as in this case, quite often a sound sitter too.
- Eric N. Squires