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New U581T Adamas!!

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jay
Posted 2020-04-05 12:24 PM (#551786 - in reply to #551780)
Subject: Re: New U581T Adamas!!



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I am not going to share what kind of sniffer I am...

But...

If I have deep pockets and am looking to buy a guitar...I damn sure am not going to buy I guitar I cannot sit down and play. That is where the American side of the company is cutting themselves short. Maybe they are satisfied with selling 10 guitars of any model ... to folks that know the brand. Problem is...I would think that approach to marketing would reach saturation fairly quickly. 

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standing
Posted 2020-04-05 12:56 PM (#551788 - in reply to #551784)
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Old Man Arthur - 2020-04-05 6:19 AM

Just to agree with everyone...
I remember many people implying that Ovations must be crap
because they didn't cost as much as (insert name).



That may have been true in more recent years, but it’s kind-of the opposite of what I remember from the “glory days”;

I bought my first Ovation because it sounded better than many guitars that cost twice as much. Back in the day, Ovation promoted their innovative use of modern technology to produce a superior product at a lower cost. It was a “working musician’s” guitar. Affordable, durable, playable, (plug-in-able) and they sounded great. That was a believable and successful marketing strategy back then. (It worked because it was true.)

Obviously the marketing strategy for Adamas guitars was (and is) much different, but, imo, there has to be a point of diminishing returns where higher prices = lower volume reaches a point where the product is no longer viable. (Sad, but, imo, inevitably true.)
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2020-04-06 6:38 PM (#551802 - in reply to #551658)
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Wasn't I the one, at an OFC gathering at the factory, who got booed for suggesting that Ovation didn't charge enough? I thought then and now that a low price indicated a cheap guitar, not necessarily a great deal......
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Standingovation
Posted 2020-04-06 7:22 PM (#551803 - in reply to #551658)
Subject: Re: New U581T Adamas!!



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Yes Paul, you were the one who got booed ... but it could have been for any number of reasons.
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Weaser P
Posted 2020-04-07 8:43 AM (#551810 - in reply to #551658)
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Sorry, Paul. Next time we'll try to better contain our, um, excitement.
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seesquare
Posted 2020-04-12 9:19 AM (#551846 - in reply to #551658)
Subject: Re: New U581T Adamas!!


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Did a brief search on the internet about availability & MSRP, with no success. I see the Adamas website has the U581T listed, anyway. Call it simple, morbid curiosity, I guess. I really don't have $5K to drop on a guitar. Anybody got a clue?
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2020-04-12 2:02 PM (#551850 - in reply to #551810)
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Weaser P - 2020-04-07 6:43 AM

Sorry, Paul. Next time we'll try to better contain our, um, excitement.


Hope there is a next time......
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bburg
Posted 2020-04-23 4:23 PM (#551935 - in reply to #551658)
Subject: Re: New U581T Adamas!!



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I've tied to find one to check it out, but I can't find it for sale everywhere..... Are they still on the market?

Bernie
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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2020-04-29 5:04 PM (#551985 - in reply to #551935)
Subject: Re: New U581T Adamas!!



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bburg - 2020-04-23 4:23 PM

I've tied to find one to check it out, but I can't find it for sale everywhere..... Are they still on the market?

Bernie


Here's a listing on Reverb for one that just popped up $4199.99

https://reverb.com/item/33433165-ovation-adamas-u581t-spm-adamas-12-...

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bburg
Posted 2020-04-30 4:45 AM (#551988 - in reply to #551658)
Subject: Re: New U581T Adamas!!



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Thanks!!
Not really cheap..... I want find one here in Germany to check it out and play it.....
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Standingovation
Posted 2020-04-30 7:32 AM (#551991 - in reply to #551658)
Subject: Re: New U581T Adamas!!



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Nice to see Adamas getting some price respect, and it's probably better than a lot of other guitars in that price range.

It's too bad you have to buy it in order for them to actually build it. I think that will make it very tough to get any interest from wooden guitar buyers.
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elginacres
Posted 2020-05-26 3:28 PM (#552167 - in reply to #551658)
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Gotta be able to play it for yourself - or better yet - couple that with seeing and hearing it on TV or a live concert stage with your favorite stars.
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