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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2017-10-14 5:25 PM (#537761 - in reply to #537756)
Subject: Re: 2080 Carbon Body



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Juan Adumee - 2017-10-13 7:49 PM

Nevermind everyone!! Finally heard back from the seller. The tag inside the guitar says "Genuine Fauxvation"!

 

Nothing to see here...

Please resume your normal dreary lives



It's funny that you say the seller sent you a picture that says its a
"Genuine Fauxvation"
I contacted the seller and the pictures he sent me of the label,headstock front and preamp all say "Adamas" and "ovation",The label is the standard printed one for that era and says "Adamas by Ovation",Contour Bowl,Model No. 2080,A KAMAN MUSIC PRODUCT-MADE IN NEW HARTFORD CT,USA
From my reading online Ovation started a custom shop push in 2007 and made a number of special 2080's as well as offered buyers the option to customize there own,I would guess this is a custom 2080 with all cross-weave carbon fiber top and bowl,yes someone could have photoshopped the bowl but why?
I am not a shill for the seller nor do I know him,I saw this guitar a few weeks ago when it was first listed on Reverb and thought "cool guitar" but didn't have the spare cash to grab it and thought the pictures lacked in being able to identify it,I will happily email anyone interested copies of the pictures sent to me.


Shame on the person trying to deceive ovation fans by claiming it had a fake label!!!


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Juan Adumee
Posted 2017-10-14 10:28 PM (#537766 - in reply to #537715)
Subject: RE: 2080 Carbon Body


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My apologies everyone! That was my tongue n cheek response to Standing's post about jumping on it before someone else does. I didn't think that anyone would believe that the tag would actually say "Fauxvation" or do I think anyone is living a dreary life. Or that my name is actually Juan Adumee. I have made an offer on the guitar, and if I am lucky enough to get it, I will surely share everything I can learn about it. If I don't, I hope one of you does!! Once again, I really am sorry to all who thought I was serious and I hope you can forgive me.

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stephent28
Posted 2017-10-15 10:29 AM (#537770 - in reply to #537715)
Subject: Re: 2080 Carbon Body



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It was funny. Some folks just take their Ovation/Adamas addiction more seriously than others.



Edited by stephent28 2017-10-15 10:30 AM
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Mark in Boise
Posted 2017-10-15 11:35 AM (#537771 - in reply to #537715)
Subject: Re: 2080 Carbon Body


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And some of us just don't get sarcasm when it's in print. I hope you get it Juan.
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Juan Adumee
Posted 2017-10-15 1:06 PM (#537772 - in reply to #537771)
Subject: Re: 2080 Carbon Body


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Mark in Boise - 2017-10-15 9:35 AM And some of us just don't get sarcasm when it's in print. I hope you get it Juan.

 

I do understand. I need to figure out how to make the emojis bigger. Sometimes that helps. I'll try keeping it strictly business.

 

My real name is Dean Gullberry by the way...



Edited by Juan Adumee 2017-10-15 1:08 PM
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Juan Adumee
Posted 2017-10-16 6:40 PM (#537782 - in reply to #537715)
Subject: RE: 2080 Carbon Body


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My offer was accepted, so I am looking forward to sharing what I find out about it. The gentleman I purchased it from only had it for about 7 months and did not know any of its history. Thanks to everyone who shared your knowledge!

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TAFKAR
Posted 2017-10-16 8:46 PM (#537783 - in reply to #537782)
Subject: RE: 2080 Carbon Body



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And when you get it ... WE WANT LOTS OF PICTURES!

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Juan Adumee
Posted 2017-10-16 10:23 PM (#537785 - in reply to #537783)
Subject: RE: 2080 Carbon Body


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TAFKAR - 2017-10-16 6:46 PM

And when you get it ... WE WANT LOTS OF PICTURES!

 

Will do! I now just have to figure how to do that :)!!

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Juan Adumee
Posted 2017-11-04 12:18 PM (#537994 - in reply to #537715)
Subject: RE: 2080 Carbon Body


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Hi everyone,

I received my new guitar about a week ago, and have been researching its provenance. I am excited to report to all of you what I have learned! First, I must thank John Budny at Ovation and Al Pepiak at Lost Art Vintage for their time and willingness to share their knowledge. They both were great and extremely helpful! Unfortunately the documentation of this guitar is no longer available in the post-Fender era, but both gentlemen were able to remember quite a bit.

It turns out, this guitar was produced alongside the 2007 NAMM guitar, and essentially became the prototype for it. The consensus was that both guitars were made with carbon fiber bowls. The NAMM guitar must have been painted over, most likely chosen for the show on its aesthetic value. The inside of this guitar's bowl was left in a rather crude and unfinished state, and lacks any designation typically seen on custom models. Both these points lend themselves to the theory that this guitar was never intended to be released from the factory, and likely "grew legs" when the factory was closing down.

I currently own two other 2080 models (a 2080ES and a standard 2080), and I can say this guitar stands out from the others. It weighs 1 lb. less than my standard 2080, and in my opinion, has a much more gentle sound if you will. Similar to my W597, but with better projection. I would have to say that it is my best sounded Ovation unplugged. I think the hand laid bowl has a lot to do with that. The only downside I have found is after playing Ovations for over thirty years, I have grown accustomed to not having to worry about bumping or scratching the bowls. This one I must be careful with!

In my quest for information, I decided to call this guitar my "Wonder Adamas" in a nod to all the "Super" Adamii out there

I will be posting photos shortly.

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Juan Adumee
Posted 2017-11-04 12:39 PM (#537995 - in reply to #537715)
Subject: RE: 2080 Carbon Body


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This is my first time posting photos, so forgive me if they look amateurish! 











Edited by admin to fix photo size.
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FlySig
Posted 2017-11-04 12:44 PM (#537996 - in reply to #537715)
Subject: Re: 2080 Carbon Body



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Something weird happened to the proportions on those photos. The body looks ultra-deep!

That sure is a beautiful guitar.
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ProfessorBB
Posted 2017-11-05 7:20 AM (#538002 - in reply to #537715)
Subject: Re: 2080 Carbon Body



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Outstanding!
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tpa
Posted 2017-11-05 8:42 AM (#538003 - in reply to #537715)
Subject: Re: 2080 Carbon Body


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So .. genuine. Congratulations with your Wonder Adamas. Judging from what have been written this seems a very fortunate deal. Especially since you like it :-)
I thought that Adamas's with the no-broccoli headstock had the 5 layer laminate neck. Is it an LX kind of neck?
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standing
Posted 2017-11-05 10:41 AM (#538004 - in reply to #537715)
Subject: Re: 2080 Carbon Body



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Glad it worked out for you.
Very interesting and unique guitar.
(I wonder how it ended up in Walla Walla?)
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Juan Adumee
Posted 2017-11-05 12:44 PM (#538005 - in reply to #538003)
Subject: Re: 2080 Carbon Body


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tpa - 2017-11-05 6:42 AM So .. genuine. Congratulations with your Wonder Adamas. Judging from what have been written this seems a very fortunate deal. Especially since you like it :-) I thought that Adamas's with the no-broccoli headstock had the 5 layer laminate neck. Is it an LX kind of neck?

 

Thanks TPA! And thank you to whomever fixed the photos! I am not familiar with the neck construction, so I can't answer your question with certainty. I can say that it appears to be virtually identical to my standard 2080's neck, other than having the Sperzel open back tuners.

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Juan Adumee
Posted 2017-11-05 12:53 PM (#538006 - in reply to #538004)
Subject: Re: 2080 Carbon Body


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standing - 2017-11-05 8:41 AM Glad it worked out for you. Very interesting and unique guitar. (I wonder how it ended up in Walla Walla?)

 

Thank you Standing! One of the reasons why it is the "Wonder Adamas". The person I bought it from acquired it in Oregon only 7 months ago and had no other information on it.

 

I forgot to mention that the bracing appears to be different than my standard 2080. That guitar has a version of the "X" bracing. It is difficult to really see well on this guitar due to a lack of an access hatch, but it appears to have a fan pattern. 

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