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Old 05-30-2016, 08:43 AM
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Default New Adamas 40th Guitars

Has anyone had a chance to play one of these. It looks like Adamas is back in the US and ramping up.


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Old 05-30-2016, 09:26 AM
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Thanks for the link. Its nice to see them being made again and in the US. I have never played an Adamas but those who have speak highly of them.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:31 AM
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Default New Adamas

Sweetwater has some and a few others - only making 50
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:08 PM
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I've played Adamas guitars in stores on several occasions over the years - very nice. I have not seen any of the new ones. Ovation is not really on my radar much, but I have nothing against them. A long time ago I had a Celebrity for a few years. But those rounds backs and my round belly are - shall we say - incompatible.
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I've played Adamas guitars in stores on several occasions over the years - very nice. I have not seen any of the new ones. Ovation is not really on my radar much, but I have nothing against them. A long time ago I had a Celebrity for a few years. But those rounds backs and my round belly are - shall we say - incompatible.
This has their contour body which is more belly friendly. Lol
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Is anyone else wondering about the $4800 price?
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Good wonderment Ted. When I saw the picture my first thought was how closely the Adamas resembled some of the CF offerings. And when I looked at the price I was amazed. I would have to hear some amazing sound before I could justify what appears to be a price based on name.

That only 50 are being made may sweeten the deal, but not much. Joe made 5 custom nylon string Super OMNs and offered them at less than half the price of the Adamas--and I fail to see how the Adamas could be twice the guitar. I was recently lucky enough to get a one-of-a-kind nylon string X10-OSN from Alistair and it, too, was less than half the price of the Adamas.

I'd bet that the Adamas sells. If you go to the Ovation site who will find yourself in the company of some real zealots. The Adamas was ahead of its time and was (and probably is) a marvelous instrument. Might even be a good long-term investment. But not for me.
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That is almost as funny as this:
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Lovely instrument. Haven't played the Adamas, but I'm interested.

I wonder, since this model has a 5-ply mahogany neck, and ebony fingerboard, would it hold its tuning under temperature/humidity changes as well as the CF guitars we already own?
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Old 06-01-2016, 07:16 AM
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The suspended top is unique. The neck, at least on the older ones, is great. There is a 12-fret model, but it lacks the contour back.
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The suspended top is unique. The neck, at least on the older ones, is great. There is a 12-fret model, but it lacks the contour back.
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Is anyone else wondering about the $4800 price?
Definitely. I'm always drawn to nice Ovations/Adamases, but for that amount I'd be looking at Goodall or Lowden or something in that range.

P.S. Just checked Sweetwater. Those new US Ovations are all pricy, but boy do they look good. I love the look of the 12-fret Folklore ...

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I wonder, since this model has a 5-ply mahogany neck, and ebony fingerboard, would it hold its tuning under temperature/humidity changes as well as the CF guitars we already own?
I treated myself to one of their 30th Anniversary models (10 years old) for xmas and it has a walnut neck and fingerboard. I have it out on a stand in my un-humidifed living room that had considerable humidity changes going from winter to summer, and I only noticed a very slight need to re-tune. So there is a bit of response to environmental change. It's definitely my go-to guitar to play outside now and also to play out as it feels very sturdy but has the easiest playing neck so I get no fatigue in my hand even with loooong jams.
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That's a lot of money. I could buy an Emerald X20 and a Rainsong Black Ice for about that amount. They'd have to be beyond incredible for me to consider that.
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