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Why is the W597 so much cheaper than all other Adamas guitars?

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Timolin
Posted 2022-08-13 10:59 AM (#557605)
Subject: Why is the W597 so much cheaper than all other Adamas guitars?


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Just curious. Most Adamas guitars, even old ones, seem to cost two or three thousand dollars, yet the W597, used and in great condition, rarely gets much beyond the $1,150 mark. Anyone know why this is?
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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2022-08-13 1:49 PM (#557606 - in reply to #557605)
Subject: Re: Why is the W597 so much cheaper than all other Adamas guitars?



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My personal opinion is because the designs are different,the early Adamas guitars use a uni-directional carbon fiber top mounted in a suspension ring with most likely a deep bowl,there were some shallow bowl models,The suspension ring really enhances the tone and sustain and makes these guitars on another level,The W597 uses a cross weave carbon fiber top on a basic mid-bowl with taditional binding,they are probably great stage guitars but the Q597 I used to have didn't have the full bodied sound or sustain of my Adamas II 1681-8 ,so theres my 2 cents.
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alpep
Posted 2022-08-13 2:30 PM (#557607 - in reply to #557605)
Subject: Re: Why is the W597 so much cheaper than all other Adamas guitars?


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they do not use the suspended adamas top ring
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Standingovation
Posted 2022-08-13 8:23 PM (#557610 - in reply to #557605)
Subject: Re: Why is the W597 so much cheaper than all other Adamas guitars?



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Superior acoustic sound is where the $$$$ is, and the W597 sounds pretty weak acoustically (unplugged) compared to a vintage Adamas 1687 or 1681.
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Timolin
Posted 2022-08-14 10:17 AM (#557611 - in reply to #557605)
Subject: Re: Why is the W597 so much cheaper than all other Adamas guitars?


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Okay, this all makes sense. I did briefly own a W597 around 12 years ago, and the acoustic sound was not as impressive as I was expecting.
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