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USA Elite 12 string with deep bowl and cutaway?

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nosajwp
Posted 2018-04-27 6:56 AM (#543424)
Subject: USA Elite 12 string with deep bowl and cutaway?


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Was there ever such a model like this? If so, were they pretty rare? I seem to recall seeing a few in the past, but recent searches have turned up nothing.
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bburg
Posted 2018-04-27 10:09 AM (#543425 - in reply to #543424)
Subject: Re: USA Elite 12 string with deep bowl and cutaway?



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Can't find one...

Bernie
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elginacres
Posted 2018-04-27 5:19 PM (#543427 - in reply to #543424)
Subject: Re: USA Elite 12 string with deep bowl and cutaway?


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Something like this? It is a nice one - it is pretty rare.




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elginacres
Posted 2018-04-27 5:39 PM (#543428 - in reply to #543424)
Subject: Re: USA Elite 12 string with deep bowl and cutaway?


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Technically it is not an elite - it is a Wood Topped Adamas Proto - yes - a deep contour bowl...lotsa folks around this neighborhood have gotten to play this one....I cannot tell you if any more were made....possible...I have just never seen one. A stunning example of the stellar stuff these guys can make. It has been heard in few shows over the years.
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2018-04-28 9:17 AM (#543435 - in reply to #543424)
Subject: Re: USA Elite 12 string with deep bowl and cutaway?


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Serious GAS.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2018-04-28 6:24 PM (#543442 - in reply to #543424)
Subject: Re: USA Elite 12 string with deep bowl and cutaway?


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Those were built during the Fender years? I always thought that they were good guitars, but they never quite knew what they were. Elites with an Adamas mounting ring (for a deeper bowl) and an Adamas bridge. Part Adamas, part Elite. Adalites?
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elginacres
Posted 2018-04-28 11:55 PM (#543448 - in reply to #543424)
Subject: Re: USA Elite 12 string with deep bowl and cutaway?


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Elidamas
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elginacres
Posted 2018-04-29 10:55 AM (#543452 - in reply to #543424)
Subject: Re: USA Elite 12 string with deep bowl and cutaway?


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Paul you are correct - this one came out of the Fender era..this one is a real solid instrument - based on never having seen another, I am guessing this model never hit mass production. It was however one of the two instruments of choice at Damon's Pacific Northwest Gathering - featured on Pachebel's Canon in D, accompanied fabulously by Cavalier's violin solo - followed by Miles' rendition of Crazy Train!

Edited by elginacres 2018-04-29 10:58 AM
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FlySig
Posted 2018-04-29 11:27 AM (#543453 - in reply to #543424)
Subject: Re: USA Elite 12 string with deep bowl and cutaway?



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When they did the Road Show there were a bunch of "Wood Topped Adamas" models. Probably in 2009 or 2010? I recall those guitars all being superb, and the price was silly low. But I couldn't afford one at the time.

I don't remember there being a 12 string version at the event I went to.
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elginacres
Posted 2018-04-29 12:26 PM (#543454 - in reply to #543424)
Subject: Re: USA Elite 12 string with deep bowl and cutaway?


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FlySig: Yep quite a few 6 strings were around - but the 12er, well Witko ended up with it, then me.
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Mike S.
Posted 2018-04-29 2:33 PM (#543455 - in reply to #543454)
Subject: Re: USA Elite 12 string with deep bowl and cutaway?



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Hello, Everyone,
I have older OVATION catalogs here, one being, ca., 1985?, with what was called a "Legend Elite", offered as both a 6 and 12-string, but only in black? It was a non-cutaway, wood-topped guitar. I think it was only offered one year, but I could be wrong.
Mike S.
Ottawa, ON.,
CANADA

Edited by Mike S. 2018-04-29 2:36 PM
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elginacres
Posted 2018-04-29 3:04 PM (#543458 - in reply to #543424)
Subject: Re: USA Elite 12 string with deep bowl and cutaway?


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True, but the thread starter asked about a cutaway deep bowl...and there have not been many.
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Samuels
Posted 2018-04-29 3:56 PM (#543459 - in reply to #543424)
Subject: RE: USA Elite 12 string with deep bowl and cutaway?


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Saw this on ebay a couple days ago, not an Elite, but still note worthy. 

I'm not sure, but probably the only 1588 in existence?


https://www.ebay.com/itm/OVATION-1588-7-White-Rare-Electric-Acoustic-Guitar-Good-Condition-JAPAN-F-S/263634822744?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D51377%26meid%3D534ab0c0b9c74c4286e3bfb8d72ba24d%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D263634822744%26itm%3D263634822744&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3A6f297ecc-4bee-11e8-9af5-74dbd180d14d%7Cparentrq%3A132870331630ab1cacc35539fffe8e89%7Ciid%3A1





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