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yentna
Posted 2019-10-01 12:26 PM (#549974)
Subject: 1685 Adamas II?


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My dad has an old Adamas textured surface 12-string deep bowl, (not sure of the model) and I've been keeping my eyes out for something that would sound and play as sweet but not break the bank. I have an Ovation Elite from around 1996, but it's shallow and sounds tinny and is stiff to play so I hardly play it, opting for my reliable Seagull...

Now I've found a couple blue 1685 Adamas II from the 1980s for lower prices - any concern or reason with them being lower priced? Is it not quite up to par? I haven't been (and won't be able) to play them since they are on eBay and similar sites.

Any feedback and thoughts?
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Standingovation
Posted 2019-10-01 1:00 PM (#549975 - in reply to #549974)
Subject: Re: 1685 Adamas II?



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The difference between 1688 (Adamas) and 1685 (Adamas II) 12 string guitars is mostly cosmetic.
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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2019-10-01 6:02 PM (#549976 - in reply to #549974)
Subject: Re: 1685 Adamas II?



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The Adamas 1685 is an excellent guitar main difference is neck and bridge but the tone is almost identical to the 1688,make sure it has good action and a straight neck (ask for pics) and go for it you'll be very happy
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Beal
Posted 2019-10-02 3:59 PM (#549995 - in reply to #549974)
Subject: Re: 1685 Adamas II?



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What is “low priced”? but it’s hard to go wrong with a 1685

Edited by Beal 2019-10-02 4:00 PM
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FlySig
Posted 2019-10-03 9:37 AM (#549998 - in reply to #549974)
Subject: Re: 1685 Adamas II?



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Hey, yentna, I see we're from the same neighborhood. It's nice to have other Ovation/Adamas fans nearby!
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yentna
Posted 2019-10-03 12:14 PM (#550000 - in reply to #549998)
Subject: Re: 1685 Adamas II?


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Hey FlySig, that's awesome! Maybe a Utah get-together someday. 

The guitar was $1999, and sounded great (he'd posted a video) but I waffled a few minutes too long and it sold about 15 minutes after the seller messaged me back with an answer to a question. Sigh, I'm kinda crushed. Good to know though if another one shows up, eh? 

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Beal
Posted 2019-10-03 1:37 PM (#550001 - in reply to #549974)
Subject: Re: 1685 Adamas II?



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That’s a good price. Jump on the next one
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