The Ovation Fan Club
The Ovation Fan Club
Forum Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Calendars | Albums | Language
Your are viewing as a Guest. ( logon | register )

Random quote: "There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another." -Frank Zappa



Jump to page : 12
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Adamas Double Neck

View previous thread :: View next thread
   Members Forums -> The Adamas GuitarMessage format
 
danomyte
Posted 2014-09-28 7:50 AM (#494522)
Subject: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
January 2014
Posts: 402

Location: Taxed To Death State
I wanted to share with you a one of a kind gem I unearthed this past week. This is Pat Martino's double neck Adamas he had made in 1980 or 1981. It originally left Moosup with 2 nylon 6 necks on it, the bottom being inverted stringing. Mr. Martino at some point gave it to Rik Jonnas who in turn sent it back to Ovation in 1987 for display purposes. I do not know what happened to it beyond this time period. Someone took the necks off (I assume to install on other A's being repaired or made) at the factory and installed traditional 12/6 steel necks. It plays great, sounds great, weighs a ton.



(IMG_5500.jpg)



(IMG_5499.jpg)



(IMG_5502.jpg)



(IMG_5503.jpg)



(IMG_5504.jpg)



(IMG_5505.jpg)



(IMG_5506.jpg)



(IMG_5507.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments IMG_5500.jpg (73KB - 1 downloads)
Attachments IMG_5499.jpg (76KB - 1 downloads)
Attachments IMG_5502.jpg (75KB - 0 downloads)
Attachments IMG_5503.jpg (70KB - 0 downloads)
Attachments IMG_5504.jpg (82KB - 0 downloads)
Attachments IMG_5505.jpg (73KB - 0 downloads)
Attachments IMG_5506.jpg (72KB - 1 downloads)
Attachments IMG_5507.jpg (64KB - 0 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
arumako
Posted 2014-09-28 8:16 AM (#494523 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
October 2012
Posts: 1018

Location: Yokohama, Japan
WOW! That is just way too cool! Does the 12-string and 6-string have stereo outputs for each? That would provide for some creative amplification options. Incredible post. Thanks Danomyte!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
danomyte
Posted 2014-09-28 8:29 AM (#494524 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
January 2014
Posts: 402

Location: Taxed To Death State
Yes it is stereo on both sides. 2 separate wiring configurations completely. I think the doubles now have a switch and 1 set of jacks.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
jamesholl
Posted 2014-09-28 11:16 AM (#494526 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck


Joined:
June 2012
Posts: 112

Location: Bristol England
Why would someone want normal and inverted stringing on one guitar?

I just don't understand.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
danomyte
Posted 2014-09-28 2:12 PM (#494529 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
January 2014
Posts: 402

Location: Taxed To Death State
While Pat could play inverted, I think Rik Jonnas said he also liked that if a lefty player came to his home they could play the guitar.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Weaser P
Posted 2014-09-28 2:12 PM (#494530 - in reply to #494523)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck


Joined:
October 2005
Posts: 5327

Location: Cicero, NY
arumako - 2014-09-28 8:16 AM

WOW! That is just way too cool!


+1 Would love to hear that one. Wonder how many A doublenecks came out. I don't think I've ever seen one before.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
danomyte
Posted 2014-09-28 3:35 PM (#494531 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
January 2014
Posts: 402

Location: Taxed To Death State
It's quite loud up on the 12. The 6 is a bit more subtle, sounds a little distant, but it's nice. As far as what we know this is the only Adamas double neck Ovation ever made, possibly the first double acoustic Ovation made as well. Tom Shultz double preacher was first for sure.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
danomyte
Posted 2014-10-03 2:53 PM (#494645 - in reply to #494531)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
January 2014
Posts: 402

Location: Taxed To Death State
Reached out to Pat Martino and he emailed me this of the guitar in it's original configuration back in the 80's



(With a student 1984 MW retouched lores.jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments With a student 1984 MW retouched lores.jpg (95KB - 1 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
hwebster
Posted 2014-10-22 8:16 PM (#497184 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck


Joined:
June 2005
Posts: 488

Location: California
Very nice, first Adamas this kind I have seen.
Question: Does it have a sound ring?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
danomyte
Posted 2014-10-23 1:33 PM (#497201 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
January 2014
Posts: 402

Location: Taxed To Death State
It does not have the suspended sound ring like most Adamas'. The binding is the same type as on an Applause inner outter ring. ABS plastic raised ring.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Phil Wong
Posted 2014-10-27 10:39 AM (#497328 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck


Joined:
June 2003
Posts: 1792

Location: Rego Park, NY,
Hope you send these photos to Patch for the 2015 Calendar
Top of the page Bottom of the page
danomyte
Posted 2014-10-28 9:43 AM (#497361 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
January 2014
Posts: 402

Location: Taxed To Death State
Hi Phil. I did send some to Patch. Hopefully it makes the cut. :-)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Todd G.
Posted 2014-11-17 11:45 AM (#500987 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck


Joined:
September 2003
Posts: 815

Location: Colorado
Nice guitar. The 12 side is probably louder because it's on the non-cutaway side, which doesn't give the six string side much of a chance to compete while unplugged.

Enjoy it!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
danomyte
Posted 2014-11-25 2:46 PM (#501295 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
January 2014
Posts: 402

Location: Taxed To Death State
Hey Todd. Yes the upper 12 is quite loud, but the 6 isn't too bad. It's real bassy. The 12 strings vibrate alot when playing the 6 so it compliments it pretty good and provides fill. I messed around with some of the tuning on the 6 side to compliment the 12 side, its pretty cool. While it's a large guitar to handle it's nice to have the option to play 6 or 12 without having to change guitars. I had mini mothership re-setup the whole thing and they got it perfect.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Todd G.
Posted 2014-11-26 9:51 PM (#501332 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck


Joined:
September 2003
Posts: 815

Location: Colorado
Glad to hear you're really enjoying it and that competent hands were able to tune it up for you.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
BrickGlass
Posted 2015-03-04 5:25 AM (#507239 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: RE: Adamas Double Neck


Joined:
June 2011
Posts: 50

Location: Utah
That is amazing! Congrats on unearthing that beauty. I love my Adamas, but that is a whole different level of killer.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
danomyte
Posted 2015-03-04 1:59 PM (#507278 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
January 2014
Posts: 402

Location: Taxed To Death State
Thanks BG. It's a neat piece for sure.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Tim in Tidewater
Posted 2015-03-05 8:05 PM (#507351 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
December 2005
Posts: 1234

Location: Tidal Mudflats of Virginia
Very, very nice :-)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
danomyte
Posted 2015-03-06 2:04 PM (#507366 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
January 2014
Posts: 402

Location: Taxed To Death State
Thanks Tim. It's a trip to play. Mark Kroos could probably do things with this and really make it sing. That cat is something else on a double.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Tim in Tidewater
Posted 2015-03-07 9:20 PM (#507396 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: RE: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
December 2005
Posts: 1234

Location: Tidal Mudflats of Virginia
Had hoped to commission an Adamas Slothead 6 & 12 before the mothership closed their doors but it was not to be. I will have to be satisfied with my Elite



(IMG_3695 (Large).jpg)



Attachments
----------------
Attachments IMG_3695 (Large).jpg (59KB - 1 downloads)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Mark in Boise
Posted 2015-03-08 12:00 AM (#507401 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 12750

Location: Boise, Idaho
Who is that guy with the beard and long hair?
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Tim in Tidewater
Posted 2015-03-08 7:01 AM (#507403 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
December 2005
Posts: 1234

Location: Tidal Mudflats of Virginia
That's what career military service does to ya, I refuse to shave or get a hair cut :-)

Edited by Tim in Tidewater 2015-03-08 7:03 AM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Mark in Boise
Posted 2015-03-08 11:15 AM (#507406 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 12750

Location: Boise, Idaho
I did the opposite. When I had long hair and a beard, I refused to go into the military. Now I'm just jealous of anyone with hair.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
ProfessorBB
Posted 2015-03-08 1:36 PM (#507412 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck



Joined:
January 2006
Posts: 5881

Location: Colorado Rocky Mountains
Tim, you look like a new man. I'm proud of ya!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
elginacres
Posted 2015-03-10 12:02 AM (#507489 - in reply to #494522)
Subject: Re: Adamas Double Neck


Joined:
July 2005
Posts: 1609

Location: Colorado
Tim: I don;t recognize the chord...maybe Moody does....
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1 2
Now viewing page 1 [25 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread

This message board and website is not sponsored or affiliated with Ovation® Guitars in any way.
Registered to: The Ovation Fanclubâ„¢ Copyright (c) 2001
free counters
(Delete all cookies set by this site)