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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?



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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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arumako
Posted 2021-08-30 1:31 AM (#556044 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: RE: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Hey OFC!

My 1680 has made it home! The universities in California are opening up for this fall semester, and I just dropped off my daughter for her 2nd year of college studies (first year was all on-line). While I was at it, I had the opportunity to pick-up the guitar of my dreams that has been waiting for me for 2 years! My first (and probably, only) Adamas!

1680 Epis

With the pandemic still wreaking havoc everywhere, this visit was limited in personal contacts, but full of PCRs, masking, social distancing, vaccines, more PCRs and quarantining (upon my return)... with all the testing that I've had to get done, I'm probably the most COVID free human on this earth, but quarantine means quality time with this amazing instrument. Can't wait to compare it to my 1678AV50.

1680 bridge

Thank you to all the OFCer's who gave me such valuable advice. Never imagined I'd ever become an Adamas owner! It was definitely worth the 2 year wait! Review to follow!



Edited by arumako 2021-08-30 1:38 AM
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Standingovation
Posted 2021-08-30 6:01 AM (#556045 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Congratulations ...well worth the wait !!!

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Mark in Boise
Posted 2021-08-30 8:41 AM (#556046 - in reply to #549468)
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Beautiful guitar. That's what I'd get if I didn't have the Ute.
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d'ovation
Posted 2021-08-30 9:45 AM (#556047 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?


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Arumako - master of patience. Looking forward to reviews.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2021-08-30 12:31 PM (#556048 - in reply to #549468)
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Beautiful Guitar.
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Patch
Posted 2021-08-30 5:28 PM (#556049 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: RE: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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I've always wanted one fo those! Congrats Arumako!

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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2021-08-30 6:02 PM (#556050 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Arumako you must have the patience of a saint glad you finally got to pick up your dream guitar play it in good health

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Love O Fair
Posted 2021-08-31 2:41 PM (#556051 - in reply to #549468)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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@arumako - >>>I'm probably the most COVID free human on this earth,<<<

But... still maybe take its temperature before you handle it too much!
In any event, congratulations, Ken! Long overdue!
What school for your daughter? I'm guessing... UC Irvine?
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arumako
Posted 2021-09-01 1:54 AM (#556055 - in reply to #556051)
Subject: Re: Advice Please, 2080, 1680 or 1587/1687?



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Thanks Everybody!

Love O Fair - 2021-08-31 4:41 AM

But... still maybe take its temperature before you handle it too much!
In any event, congratulations, Ken! Long overdue!
What school for your daughter? I'm guessing... UC Irvine?

Hey Al! Yeah, the government required that I install an app to get back into the country. The app requires me and my family to verify that our temperatures are below 37.5 C (99.5 F). They also require that I update my location twice a day! So far, they've contacted me daily to take a 30 sec. video of my location and surroundings to make sure, I'm not playing hookie! Enforcement is apparently loose, but I had to sign an agreement that said, if I fail to use the app or compromise the quarantine rule, I could be expelled from the country! A bit extreme; but compliance is a good rule of thumb right now; so don't worry, I am behaving myself! LOL! Actually, my son is at Irvine and my daughter is at Merced.

Double trouble

Starring in disbelief that my Adamas has made it home! Just taking pics and admiring to my wife's chagrin! Maybe will start playing and reviewing tomorrow. Just overwhelmed and overjoyed...



Edited by arumako 2021-09-01 2:03 AM
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