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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2012-01-29 6:40 PM (#448786)
Subject: The Elusive SlotHead


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The Elusive SlotHead

As you may know, starting in the fall of 1976, twenty-six prototype Adamas guitars were released to select artists and dealers. These first 34 guitars are very unique and sought-after instruments that forever changed the Acoustic guitar world.

The "slotheads" as they are called, started at Serial Number "27" and ended at Serial Number "60" for a total of 34 units built.


Serial Number /
Guitars Natural Frequency
Resonance
ModelDestinationDateCurrent Owner
27-96
1689-8
Glen Campbell
8/76

28-96
1689-8
Cat Stevens
1/4/78

29-95
1687-2
Jon Just Music
6/27/76

30-88
1687-8
Jim Hennessey(AR sample)
9/76

31-88
1687-8
Ward Brodt Music
Ron Pough (current owner)
8/31/76

32-88
1687-8
Jim Messina
9/76

33-96
1688-7
ChuckMcDonough
(employee)
11/76
Samova
34-93
1687-8
Neil Diamond
9/10/76

35-95
1689-2
CH Kaman
9/76
CWKII
36-97
1189-7
Chuck McDonough
11/16/77
CWKII
37-__
1689-8
Marcel Dadi
8/13/76

38-91
1687-7
Roy Clark band(Bill Hartman)
5/20/77

39-98
1687-8
Manny's (John Halliday)
9/22/76

40-95
1687-8
Arai, Japan
9/30/76

41-97
1687-8
Bob Massy Music
9/22/76

42-95
1687-8
Ackerman's (Steve Voss)
9/22/76

43-93
1687-8
Central music Az
9/22/76

44-93
1687-8
Nancy Wilson
1/31/77

45-92
1687-8
Ackerman's (Ron Pough)
12/13/76

46-90
1687-7
Milano Music Az.
1/27/77

47-99
1187-2
Ovation Engr Dept
1/5/77
Factory
48-95
1187-2
Charlie Cash Music
1/27/77

49-96
1687-7
CHK
2/21/77

50-95
1687-7
Charlie Cash Music
1/19/77

51-91
1687-7
Wings
12/3/76

52-93
1187-8
Ackerman's (Ed Means)
2/15/77

53-98
1187-7
Modern Music
1/24/77
CWKII
54-95
1187-8
Ackerman's
3/28/78
Cliff
55-92
1187-8
Music Factory Ca.
10/25/76

56-93
1689-brown
Cat Stevens
11/23/76

57-93
1689-8
Wings
12/3/76
Samova
58-93
1689-2
George McCaoono III
2/9/77

59-93
1689-8
Gene Leis Music Ca.
11/30/76

60-96
1687-2
Modern Music
1/24/77


Some additional notes about this time period:

  • Chuck McDonough was in charge of the Adamas program at this time.
  • Jim Hennessey was in charge of artist relations.
  • Goerge McCannon III was a CT singer who lived in New Hartford.
  • Of the 34 guitars made 7 were acoustics and 27 were acoustic/electrics.
    Additionally, 9 were wide necks and 24 were narrow necks. There was only 1 twelve-string made.
    The colors were 6 red, 8 beige, 19 blue and 1 brown.

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