Representing the ultimate craftsmanship from Ovation's flagship workshop in New Hartford, Connecticut, the Ovation Adamas II GT features a unidirectional carbon-graphite suspended soundboard with Quintad bracing, which provides a bold, clear voice and lightning-fast response. Each top is precisely fitted with "AST" - Adamas Suspended Top - technology that allows the ultra-thin top to vibrate more freely than traditionally constructed acoustic guitars.
The Contour composite body is made by hand from fiberglass cloth and works in tandum with the top to enhance frequency response and improve projection. The 5-piece mahogany/maple neck has a resin-impreganted Walnut fretboard, and Original Adamas II Design Maple fret inlays. The Ovation Adamas 2081GT also sports Ovation's Original Patented pickup and Op Pro Studio preamp.
Ovation Adamas II 2081 GT-5 Guitar: Contour Bowl
Made from glass-microsphere impregnated Lyrachord composite, Ovation's Contour Bowl is designed to provide maximum acoustic response with the feel of a small-body instrument. Sculpted to fit the contour of the player's anatomy, the lightweight Lyrachord GS body is a joy to hold, whether sitting or standing. A Contour Bowl body has the acoustic projection, midrange punch, and huge bottom end of a traditional jumbo-style instrument, yet offers the playing comfort of Ovation's Super-Shallow body. With its tough-as-nails construction, this body shape represents the latest evolution of Ovation's pioneering roundback design.
Ovation Adamas II 2081 GT-5 Guitar: OP-Pro Studio with XLR
The Ovation OP-Pro Studio with XLR combines state-of-the-art audio quality with exclusive features designed to meet the needs of professional guitarists. The easy-to-operate unit offers 3-band EQ, exciter and compressor/limiter circuitry, and a chromatic tuner. Ovation's exclusive Expressor and Drive sliders put dynamic control and harmonic enhancement at your fingertips, allowing you to precisely dial in the sustain and punch you need. The XLR jack provides a balanced line connection to mixers, recording consoles, and high-end acoustic amps. It also provides phantom power to the OP-Pro--an essential feature for touring professionals.
Ovation Adamas - The World's Most Advanced Acoustic Guitar
Introduced in 1976, the Adamas was born of the same innovative spirit that developed the shape, design, and function of the Ovation roundback. Today, more than three decades after its introduction, the Adamas remains the most advanced acoustic guitar ever made.
Adamas is the Latin word for diamond in its native form--carbon. Kaman Aerospace used carbon fiber to make cutting-edge components for satellites and supersonic aircrafts. Realizing that carbon fiber had the potential to create a pure and balanced soundboard for his guitars, Charlie Kaman and his engineers began lab trials to create a carbon-fiber top for the Ovation. They discovered that when properly engineered, carbon fiber--or graphite--behaves very much like wood.
The Adamas soundboard is made from long fibers of aerospace-grade graphite designed to resonate and respond like spruce. At one-third the weight of a spruce top, the Adamas soundboard has a bold and clear voice, quicker response, and vibrates longer than a traditional spruce top. Adamas models feature Ovation's pioneering Mid-Depth or Deep Bowl composite bodies.
More than 30 years since the first Adamas prototypes were introduced to the world and stage, Ovation engineers continue their R&D on this groundbreaking instrument and Charlie's visionary concept. With its space-age materials and meticulous construction, the Adamas represents the perfect blend of art and science.
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