Adamas Guitar

Description (Brief)
This Adamas guitar, serial #652-93, was made by Ovation Instruments Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation in Bloomfield, Connecticut, around 1978-1979. The Adamas guitar was introduced in 1976, and took seven years and 186 modifications to complete. This six course (6x1) guitar, model #1187-8 is made with a fibronic soundboard (carbon graphite and birch), rounded fiberglass back, carved black walnut bridge, walnut neck, and sculptured headpiece. To improve the aesthetics of the guitar, Ovation created a special finish with bronze highlights in blue, beige, red or brown, for stage lights and reflectivity.
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Object Name
Date made
Ovation Instruments Inc.
overall: 42 in x 16 in x 6 in; 106.68 cm x 40.64 cm x 15.24 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Bloomfield
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Music & Musical Instruments
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Culture and the Arts: Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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