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Glen Campbell's Adamas II, Model 1685 12 String

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Re: Glen Campbell's Adamas II, Model 1685 12 String

Post by KMFrye54 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:40 pm

I guess we'll need another image.. Off to look!!

Y'know something? I am beginning to wonder if there are two Adamas in those pictures. One with checked binding and one with dark binding. The binding on the guitar with Autry doesn't quite square with the shot of Glen playing the inscribed Adamas, yet the Autry one also appears (in very poor quality) to be inscribed, as well.

Odd. The search continues!



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Re: Glen Campbell's Adamas II, Model 1685 12 String

Post by jay » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:14 am

There is actually something written before happiness, but pictures are limited and I just cannot get a clear view of it.



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Re: Glen Campbell's Adamas II, Model 1685 12 String

Post by KMFrye54 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:06 pm

Hmm- looks like "Happiness"?

And perhaps my eyes are deceiving me, but I think I see the same scrawl in the image with Gene Autry. However, that's a pretty grainy photo, so no way to confirm it.

Makes me wonder who put it there, though.



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Glen Campbell's Adamas II, Model 1685 12 String

Post by jay » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:54 am

Ovation manufactured the Adamas II, Model 1685 12 String between 1981 and 1998 This is the original textured top series with a deep bowl, walnut fingerboard and bridge, gold Schaller tuners, inlaid walnut fret markers, and Optima electronics system.


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Glen's had the original 2 knob stereo preamp
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Glen may have been given one of the first ones and played it into the 90's. By most accounts, it was the last acoustic 12 string he played.

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It appears that someone had written something above the pickguard:
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Glen singing with Donnie Osmond playing his Ovation Adamas 1685



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