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PEZ
Posted 2012-06-08 9:15 PM (#455375)
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http://youtu.be/SgO3s0-pOFA
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bburg
Posted 2012-06-09 3:26 PM (#455380 - in reply to #455375)
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Well, original slothead No. 34
Great guitar!!!!

Bernie
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jay
Posted 2012-06-09 6:02 PM (#455381 - in reply to #455375)
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Neil Diamond...a freakin institution. Wonder where #34 ended up.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2012-06-09 11:11 PM (#455383 - in reply to #455375)
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Probably in storeage with the rest of his unused instruments......
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hwebster
Posted 2012-06-11 7:24 PM (#455423 - in reply to #455375)
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Thanks for posting the link. I really enjoyed his performance and the sound of the Adamas is absolutely awasome! Wish I had a chance to play one of these originals.
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PEZ
Posted 2012-07-08 1:22 PM (#456321 - in reply to #455375)
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Your welcome.
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Damon67
Posted 2012-07-08 8:43 PM (#456348 - in reply to #455383)
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immoody - 2012-06-09 9:11 PM Probably in storeage with the rest of his unused instruments......

 

I hope Barry wins the bid on this unit.

 

YUUP!

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PEZ
Posted 2012-07-16 11:34 PM (#456696 - in reply to #455375)
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Here another one http://youtu.be/4gpNqB4dnT4
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Damon67
Posted 2012-07-16 11:59 PM (#456704 - in reply to #455375)
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I'm diggin on that Travis Bean too!
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MusicMishka
Posted 2012-08-14 11:04 PM (#457779 - in reply to #455375)
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"I Am I Said"...

1971 Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhEaHcQgyLs

1976
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAWOp1ipcdk

2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qejYBo_hs00

...he's still got "it"

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MusicMishka
Posted 2012-09-13 9:30 PM (#459075 - in reply to #455375)
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Here's a video of his TV show from 1977...lots of Adamas #34 footage and also an early production paddle-head...the man could really sing...still does actually.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glAWafFIugE&feature=related
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hwebster
Posted 2012-10-21 12:45 PM (#460810 - in reply to #455375)
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I have come back to this youtube video several times since PEZ posted it and I think this guitar sounds spectacular. Is it true that an Ovation tech owns Adamas #34 or is it just bull crap? I wish only one day I could just play one of these slot heads one day and in particular #34.

Posted in the website: I Am...I Said, A Fan of Neil Diamond
Neil's Blue Adamas Guitar From Love At The Greek
Posted by brotherlovesshow 2007-06-28 18:08:07.0
Interesting story. I just watched Love at the Greek and I'm Glad You're Here With Me Tonight and was intrigued by Neil's Adamas guitar. Turns out only 33 of these guitars were produced back in 1977. After having performed with the guitar at a number of shows, including two TV specials, Neil decided he didn't like the way the guitar played and gave it back to Charles Kaman, the owner of the Ovation / Adamas Guitar Co. It was offered to an authorized dealer who wasn't interested. Turns out the guitar tech who worked at the shop was and purchased it. He still has it and from what I understand has no interest in parting with it. Since it is 1 of only 33 made (today's value approx. $10,000 for the other 32), it was already extremely rare and collectible. Since it was Neil's, it's now that much more desirable (maybe $20,000?). Since I don't see the probability of owning it, I am having Ovation custom make a reproduction of that guitar for my tribute show. Takes about 8 months and $4000. Obviously I take my "recreation" of Neil rather seriously! So, there you have it. The story of Neil's Adamas guitar as told to me today by a very reliable source and Ovation authority.

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jay
Posted 2012-10-21 3:34 PM (#460814 - in reply to #455375)
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very cool story...
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2012-10-21 4:19 PM (#460816 - in reply to #455375)
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I don't know if Diamond's signature is worth 10 grand. But it is a good story.....
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stephent28
Posted 2012-10-21 7:02 PM (#460825 - in reply to #455375)
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I have never heard that Neil gave it back....from what I have been told he still has it but it is in storage.  Current value on these range from 12.5K - 15K 

 

I do however know for a fact where #57 is...one of the ultra rare wideneck versions that was formally owned by Paul McCartney during Wings.



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Standingovation
Posted 2012-10-22 8:59 AM (#460850 - in reply to #455375)
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So this guy does a Neil Diamond TRIBUTE show ??? Dear *** ....
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2012-10-22 11:20 AM (#460862 - in reply to #455375)
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Do a google search on the name he uses. Creepy......
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Damon67
Posted 2012-10-22 2:57 PM (#460877 - in reply to #460850)
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Standingovation - 2012-10-22 6:59 AM So this guy does a Neil Diamond TRIBUTE show ??? Dear *** ....

Andy Kim should do a Neil Diamond tribute band thing. It would have to be more lucrative than his actual career. Everyone things his one hit is Neil anyway.

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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2012-10-22 3:43 PM (#460884 - in reply to #455375)
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Regardless of being a fan or not, there is one aspect of Neil Diamond's talent that EVERY artist can use and that is that he never (at least to my knowledge) NEVER "phoned in" a performance. Even when in an interview and asked to sing a little, he sings like it's the very first time and the very last time you will hear it. He's not the only one, but I think he's the best example of the "telling a story through words and emotion". He takes his time, he listens to the room's reaction and feeds off it, and that circle of power just intensified with every syllable. And if you look at nearly any performance of his it's the same type of intensity. You can even hear that each performance seems to vary slightly. The words are the same, but the enunciation, timing fit the room, fit the moment. It makes it personal to everyone watching and listening. No matter our style, I think we can all take a lesson from him on performance.
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