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Old 02-27-2021, 06:19 PM
jdrnd jdrnd is offline
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Originally Posted by Goodallboy View Post
My X30 is perhaps the largest made, yet feels as small as my Grand Auditorium. Sounds like an orchestra.
I hope your right. When Alex Ryan did his video comparing the Taylor, Martin and X20. I thought the Taylor sounded the best. The X30 I ordered is arriving next week.
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Old 03-06-2021, 12:41 AM
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Default Ovation - Adamas carbon fibre series

Ovation Guitars - sold through dealers

- Ovation has a 50+ year history of guitars targeted for stage amplified performance. Guitars were favourite with many big name performers recognizable in videos by the decorative headstock extension.
- Key features are a durable tuned "lyracord" one piece bowl back/sides, wood necks, wood sound boards, and excellent pickups.
- The "Adamas" series uses a carbon fibre sound board.
- The Ovation division of the Kamann company was sold several times over the decades. New owners have revived Ovation Guitars and are expanding the number of dealers.

Ovation Adamas series
- carbon fibre sound board, lyracord body, walnut neck

Adamas 12 fret - non cutaway mid-depth, nut 1 3/4, 25,25" scale
- U481T-SPM black

Adamas MD-80 - cutaway mid-depth, nut 1 11/16, 25.25" scale
- MD80-NWT black

Adamas 1 GT - non cutaway deep body, nut 1 11/16, 25.25" scale
- 1687GT-2 red
- 1687GT-5 black
- 1687GT-7 grey reverse burst
- 1687GT-8 blue reverse burst

Adamas 1 GT - cutaway deep body, nut 1 11/16, 25.25" scale
- 2087GT-2 red
- 2087GT-5 black
- 2058GT-7 grey reverse burst
- 2058GT-8 blue reverse burst

PS. Website has no info about weight or body width.
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Old 03-18-2023, 06:07 PM
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I'm finding this valuable as I search for a short(er) scale CF guitar. Now I need to find sound bytes or opinions on how the smaller body guitars fare. Most interested in fingerstyle, unamplified, and mostly for myself and not a crowd. FWIW, I'm a fan of Taylor style necks.

Particularly interested in comparisons between McPherson Touring and Emerald X7 (current version). Who's played them both?
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My collection vastly exaggerates my playing skills.
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