Adamas Suspended Top technology, solid spruce top, and professional grade electronics.
The Ovation Adamas II WT Deep Bowl Acoustic-Electric Guitar has an amazing sound thanks to Adamas Suspended Top technology. "AST" allows the top to vibrate more freely than conventional top to body systems now available in wood top models.
The top is made using AAA Grade solid spruce, finished with an ultra thin layer of satin urethane and hand fitted into the Suspended Top System.
The body is handmade fiberglass cloth – the thinnest and lightest material ever used on Ovation guitars. The neck is made from Honduras mahogany and maple and is carved to a vintage Ovation "soft-V" profile for a comfortable feel anywhere along the fretboard.
Ovation's Deep Bowl body generates maximum unamplified volume and enormous low end, yet it's easier to hold and play then a traditional jumbo-body guitar. Models sporting Deep Bowl bodies also perform impressively when plugged in, thanks to Ovation's advanced onboard electronics. A "sonic cannon" that shines either unplugged or through a sound system or stage amp, a Deep Bowl Ovation offers the best of both electric and acoustic worlds.
OP Pro Studio
The 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.
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.