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Round Back Guitars

A Group for Fans of Ovation & Adamas Round Back Acoustic Guitars

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New (to me) Ovation Pinnacle Deluxe 1 Reply

I have owned several roundbacked guitars over the years (started with an Applause back in the 1980's). A Pinnacle Deluxe came up for sale on the local CraigsList last night.  I contacted the seller,…Continue

Started by Paul Walters. Last reply by Edward Sparks Jun 10, 2013.

Camp Guitar: Yamaha APX500 <vs.> Ovation Applause Baladeer (AE128) 12 Replies

Player's Rule:  You never have too many guitars.Corollary 1:   You never have enough space for your guitars. Corollary 2:   There's always a situation, application, or new tuning that pops up to…Continue

Started by Bob Edwards. Last reply by Bob Edwards Mar 14, 2013.

9 volt batteries 1 Reply

Has anyone used NiMH to replace alkaline's - I read that the voltage is   1.2 ...and the alkaline starts out at 1.5  but gradually reduces over time .... are the NiMH  safe to use ?

Started by Ed Provost. Last reply by Old Man Arthur Nov 17, 2012.

Thoughts on the Ovation iDea 16 Replies

The iDea was released into the wild a few months back and I must say the capabilities of its electronics intrigue me greatly. I'm curious if anyone has seen one of these at their local music shop…Continue

Tags: idea, onboard pre amp, round backs, ovation idea, ovation

Started by David Shier. Last reply by Lacy Aug 18, 2012.

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Comment by FloridaGull on September 22, 2011 at 12:05pm
Ah, but my recent purchase of a Giannini Craviola 12-string has resulted in the same predicament! But the Craviola will be a most appreciated Christmas gift - and early, too! Christmas in September...
Did you read the story of the Windaroo below? No investment (except strings)...I already had the glue...
Comment by Mark Bedard on September 22, 2011 at 11:51am

Well at least you have the joy of knowing the investment in the Windaroo does not mean the contractual elimination of all Bday and XMas gifts for the foreseeable future! The wife drives a hard bargain...

Comment by FloridaGull on September 16, 2011 at 12:38pm

So, that's what my "Windaroo" is supposed to look like?  Those overseas copycats! ;-)

Beautiful guitar!

Comment by Mark Bedard on September 16, 2011 at 8:51am

Finally took a few pics of the Adamas Mellennium I picked up about a month ago. My first Adamas, and I'm in love...





Comment by FloridaGull on August 19, 2011 at 9:54pm
I believe that this "highly skilled" manufacturer will put whatever name you'd like on the headstock. I forgot to mention the frets - they sort of exist, to an extent...
Comment by Edward Sparks on August 19, 2011 at 12:40pm


Never heard of them myself, but kudos to you for 1.) rescuing it and 2.) for recycling yourself to a playable instrument!  Edward

Comment by FloridaGull on August 15, 2011 at 10:02am

I recently rescued a "Windaroo" - blatant Ovation copy - from the garbage.  You can see this Chinese "gem" at - search on GP-38. Plywood top (hopefully!) and plastic bowl back 1.75" nut - but the electronics work!  Neck was separated/broken/cracked from body, but fingerboard held everything together. Looked like someone took a whack at someone with it. Also, bridge was lifting away from the top. Who'd have thought?

So, I glued the neck back in, Krazy glued the bridge so it wouldn't lift anymore, noticed that the fingerboard was just that - flat as a board (no radius), like a classical - and the bridge lift left the guitar with an action that was almost precisely the same as my Cordoba C5 classical!  So I stripped the steel strings, put on D'Addario Folk Nylons (80/20 wrapped basses, clear trebles), and it works!  Action just like a classical.  Decent tone - and I had fun putting it back together!

Now, has anyone ever heard of one of these "instruments"?  Is it worth anything at all?


Comment by Edward Sparks on July 18, 2011 at 11:55am
Ken, that's great, please post some details and photos!  Edward
Comment by Ken Rogers on July 16, 2011 at 2:50pm
Okay, I finally took the plunge and picked up an Ovation.  Still trying to get used to holding it!  I think we'll get along okay, though...
Comment by Edward Sparks on April 27, 2011 at 6:27am

I see "Keith" playing a Breadwinner in that picture...I always wanted one of them and they had a 12 string model I would have wanted more!  They had one for sale at a store in Baltimore near me but it is just not an instrument I would need anymore.  Edward


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