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leonardmccoy
Posted 2022-01-09 3:17 PM (#556735)
Subject: Which Adamas model would this exactly be?



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FlySig
Posted 2022-01-09 6:05 PM (#556738 - in reply to #556735)
Subject: Re: Which Adamas model would this exactly be?



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1687-8 I think that is blue not beige. If it is beige it is 1687-7

He had one of the original slotheads, which that may be. Someone here will know a lot more about that.

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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2022-01-09 6:06 PM (#556739 - in reply to #556735)
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There was a list somewhere.... That said who got which Slothead.

Found it!

Plus you can look around Here (OvationTribute) and see if you can match it up.
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FlySig
Posted 2022-01-09 6:10 PM (#556740 - in reply to #556735)
Subject: Re: Which Adamas model would this exactly be?



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Ah, thanks OMA! That list says model 1689, which if I understand correctly makes it a wide neck, vs the 1687 which is the standard width nut.
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leonardmccoy
Posted 2022-01-09 7:07 PM (#556743 - in reply to #556735)
Subject: Re: Which Adamas model would this exactly be?



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Perfect, guys. Thank you so much! I'm trying to gather all information on his guitars past and present (https://playingcatstevens.org/cats-guitars/#documenting-cat-s-every-guitar).



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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2022-01-09 9:21 PM (#556746 - in reply to #556735)
Subject: Re: Which Adamas model would this exactly be?



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I believe that is Origibal Slot Head number 56 a 1689 brown(color code 9 in future models) yes it should be a wideneck and if you look at the list Cat Stevens received 2 different slotheads the 1689-8 later on anf the brown one first
http://ovationtribute.com/Adamas_Slotheads/Slotheads.JPG

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moody, p.i.
Posted 2022-01-10 1:00 PM (#556759 - in reply to #556743)
Subject: Re: Which Adamas model would this exactly be?


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leonardmccoy - 2022-01-09 5:07 PM

Perfect, guys. Thank you so much! I'm trying to gather all information on his guitars past and present (https://playingcatstevens.org/cats-guitars/#documenting-cat-s-every-guitar).


"but the Ovation was just a necessity because it really wasn’t a guitar that you wanted to play.”

Gee, Yusuf, bite me......
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leonardmccoy
Posted 2022-01-11 3:07 AM (#556773 - in reply to #556746)
Subject: Re: Which Adamas model would this exactly be?



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2wheeldrummer - 2022-01-09 9:21 PM I believe that is Origibal Slot Head number 56 a 1689 brown(color code 9 in future models) yes it should be a wideneck and if you look at the list Cat Stevens received 2 different slotheads the 1689-8 later on anf the brown one first http://ovationtribute.com/Adamas_Slotheads/Slotheads.JPG

Really brown, not blue?

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d'ovation
Posted 2022-01-11 4:24 AM (#556774 - in reply to #556773)
Subject: Re: Which Adamas model would this exactly be?


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leonardmccoy - 2022-01-11 3:07 AM

2wheeldrummer - 2022-01-09 9:21 PM I believe that is Origibal Slot Head number 56 a 1689 brown(color code 9 in future models) yes it should be a wideneck and if you look at the list Cat Stevens received 2 different slotheads the 1689-8 later on anf the brown one first http://ovationtribute.com/Adamas_Slotheads/Slotheads.JPG

Really brown, not blue?

The colour is hard to tell from faded picture. I think I see a hue of blue in there, but I don't know if the brown ones were slightly blueish. 

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Standingovation
Posted 2022-01-11 9:48 AM (#556776 - in reply to #556735)
Subject: Re: Which Adamas model would this exactly be?



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I forget the details but I think somewhere in the archives is mentioned that his first one was destroyed or stolen and that's why he ended up with a second one.
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leonardmccoy
Posted 2022-01-11 1:29 PM (#556785 - in reply to #556759)
Subject: Re: Which Adamas model would this exactly be?



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moody, p.i. - 2022-01-10 1:00 PM  "but the Ovation was just a necessity because it really wasn’t a guitar that you wanted to play.” Gee, Yusuf, bite me......

I know this isn't what an Ovation player wants to hear (and I have an A-braced Ovation Legend myself), but... 

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2wheeldrummer
Posted 2022-01-11 4:27 PM (#556794 - in reply to #556773)
Subject: Re: Which Adamas model would this exactly be?



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leonardmccoy - 2022-01-11 3:07 AM

2wheeldrummer - 2022-01-09 9:21 PM I believe that is Origibal Slot Head number 56 a 1689 brown(color code 9 in future models) yes it should be a wideneck and if you look at the list Cat Stevens received 2 different slotheads the 1689-8 later on anf the brown one first http://ovationtribute.com/Adamas_Slotheads/Slotheads.JPG

Really brown, not blue?




Yes Brown ,at first look I could see it was the Adamas I brown burst(Adamas II brown is darker)
If you look at the list of who got the OSH Adamas it shows Cat Stevens got a 1689 brown
Do you know what year your picture is from?
Here is a link to catalog with the different colors and codes
I'm under the weather right now but I'll get you a pic of a blue and brown side by side
http://ovationtribute.com/Catalogues/Adamas%20catalog%201982/Adamas...




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leonardmccoy
Posted 2022-01-12 10:59 AM (#556805 - in reply to #556794)
Subject: Re: Which Adamas model would this exactly be?



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2wheeldrummer - 2022-01-11 4:27 PM
leonardmccoy - 2022-01-11 3:07 AM

2wheeldrummer - 2022-01-09 9:21 PM I believe that is Origibal Slot Head number 56 a 1689 brown(color code 9 in future models) yes it should be a wideneck and if you look at the list Cat Stevens received 2 different slotheads the 1689-8 later on anf the brown one first http://ovationtribute.com/Adamas_Slotheads/Slotheads.JPG

Really brown, not blue?

Yes Brown ,at first look I could see it was the Adamas I brown burst(Adamas II brown is darker) If you look at the list of who got the OSH Adamas it shows Cat Stevens got a 1689 brown Do you know what year your picture is from? Here is a link to catalog with the different colors and codes I'm under the weather right now but I'll get you a pic of a blue and brown side by side http://ovationtribute.com/Catalogues/Adamas%20catalog%201982/Adamas...

All I know is that the photo is from an AM photo session in LA. As to what year, I don't know. I can only guess it was late in his second career in the music business. As to the color, I think you are right. This is very likely brown.

Here is reference shot of another (brown) Adamas (non-slothead, though), which matches up quite nicely:

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