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Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?

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arumako
Posted 2019-09-22 12:30 AM (#549884 - in reply to #549470)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Location: Yokohama, Japan

d'ovation - 2019-07-23 12:08 AM

You will have to patient for one to find you.


Thanks for chimming in DetlefMichel, Alpep, and Koenig Kurt! Really appreciate all the OFC and their insightful and kind advice! Also, the "Tribute" and Ovation Gallery sites are so helpful...

Well, as if in response to d'ovation's prophetic post (didn't take as much patience as I thought it was gonna take!), my Adamas has found me! A 1680 appeared on Reverb for a great price, and it is headed my way! Oh, YES!

So, thanks to my Jedi Adamii Master 2wheeldrummer for the heads up! Wasn't even looking on Reverb or e-Bay for a 1680 because they come up so rarely! Also Bburg, out in Germany was so kind and offered to sell me his 1680 even though he wasn't necessarily looking to part with it. He gave me the green light to proceed with my Reverb offer (saving me a lot in shipping and exchange rate costs) and wished me luck (what a nice guy!)! Thanks for your generosity 2wheeldrummer and Bburg!

I can't even begin to compare my Reverb experience with previous purchases on other auction sites. The seller even shared some guitar geek info with me; where the 1680 was purchased and with whom, etc... really good buying experience for me. Of course, as was the case with my 1678AV50, I won't be able to take delivery personally, but this time the 1680 is going to my son (didn't mention it before, but one of the guys who used my 1678 while I waited to pick her up lost the COA!).

So, my dream Adamas is headed in my direction! Won't take personal delivery until next summer, but as soon as it arrives at my son's place, he'll send me his review and pics. I'll share them here when I get them. Never dreamed I'd be able to join your esteemed ranks, but thanks to all the great advice! Cheers!

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d'ovation
Posted 2019-09-22 1:40 PM (#549888 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?


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Congrats and I am looking forward to further updates.
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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2019-09-22 11:40 PM (#549896 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Location: moline,illinois
Arumako glad to be of help in seeing you get your dream guitar I hope shes everything you imagined.
I look forward to your impressions and welcome to the Adamas owners club


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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2019-09-23 6:38 AM (#549897 - in reply to #549896)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Location: Munich, Germany
Congrats and best regards,
Kurt
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bburg
Posted 2019-09-23 9:41 AM (#549898 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Location: Germany, where delicious wine is growing (Rheinh)
Thanks Ken for your kind words. To help the "family" here ist my first rule ever....

Bernie
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FlySig
Posted 2019-09-25 9:05 AM (#549917 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Congrats! That was one of the Wish List models for me but they are so rare I gave up even looking!
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arumako
Posted 2019-10-07 3:24 AM (#550023 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: RE: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Location: Yokohama, Japan

Thanks again for the kind comments everybody!

Well, I've not played the 1680 yet, but it was delivered to my son's address last week; and since then, he's been happily plucking away... Nothing you all haven't seem before, but my son sent me some photos with a nice digital backdrop...never thought I'd see the day - an Adamas in my fold!

1680

Now, here's a bit of a puzzle... I bought the guitar from a gentlemen who was given the guitar from his uncle. He's a "Takamine" guy. Very Cool. I get my dream O, and he gets his dream Takamine! The serial number identifies this 1680 as a 2006 build. To my surprise (or more probably due to ignorance) this 1680 is equipped with EVO Golds. Also, the truss-rod cover has the "LX" designation which I don't see on other 1680s. The seller said he was with his uncle when the guitar was purchased (at Lightning Joe's Guitar Heaven no less), and he didn't recognize that the guitar was any different than when his uncle first bought it new. The guitar is in mint condition and is getting rave rave reviews.

Thought asking the experts here my shed some light on these two questions:
1). Did the 1680 come equipped with EVO Golds?
2). Did any 1680 builds use the LX designated truss-rod covers?

Quite happy in either case, but the info would help to fill in some blanks. Thought it wouldn't hurt to ask. Your thoughts would certainly be appreciated. Thanks!

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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2019-10-07 9:08 AM (#550027 - in reply to #550023)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Gold Evo frets are correct. LX cover shouldn't be.
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Koenig Kurt
Posted 2019-10-07 9:16 AM (#550028 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Location: Munich, Germany
Btw: Good source for infos/pics for comparison/brochures still is our friend Jerome's homepage:

http://www.ovationtribute.com/Adamas_Models/04-Adamas_Other_Models/...

Best regards,
Kurt
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Love O Fair
Posted 2019-10-07 9:48 AM (#550029 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Congratulations, Ken! You really did it up nice this time, 12-fretter and all just the way you like 'em. Looking great! Now if you can just get your son to part with it! Assuming he is still here in the states and shipping it from CA, I am hoping and praying for its safe and solid arrival in Japan. Either that or you can come and get it. Then you can bribe that cute flight attendant again for closet space in the passenger cabin (I mean for the guitar).
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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2019-10-07 9:13 PM (#550039 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Location: moline,illinois
Arumako congrats on the safe arrival of your new beauty,at least on the first stage of its journey....will you really wait till next summer to get it????
My 1680 has the gold frets but just a standard ebony truss-rod cover so someone swapped it I'd guess..no biggie shes a lovely either way
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bburg
Posted 2019-10-09 12:42 PM (#550062 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Location: Germany, where delicious wine is growing (Rheinh)
Ken, my 1680 has the gold frets as well, the 1678AV50 has them, too. I love them, thea are looking very "worthy".
My has also a blank ebony TRC. I changed the tuner pegs for big ones, but the originals are in the case. I hate the small ones and almost the are cheap plastic. Mine got a set "Digging for Gold"
I try to get some Pics of that.....

Bernie
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bburg
Posted 2019-10-09 1:34 PM (#550063 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



Joined:
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Posts: 1044

Location: Germany, where delicious wine is growing (Rheinh)
Ken, my 1680 has the gold frets as well, the 1678AV50 has them, too. I love them, thea are looking very "worthy".
My has also a blank ebony TRC. I changed the tuner pegs for big ones, but the originals are in the case. I hate the small ones and almost the are cheap plastic. Mine got a set "Digging for Gold"
I try to get some Pics of that.....

Bernie
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