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    Default Adamas (Ovation) Mandocello.

    https://youtu.be/uWSzNWKRu7Y

    ^^^ Ran across this today. At first I thought it was a guitar conversion but it looks like Adamas made some of these once upon a time. Sounds pretty good too!
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    Default Re: Adamas (Ovation) Mandocello.

    I had one for 5 or 6 years until the top just peeled up one day, I gave the pieces to someone who wanted to try and repair it, nice cause it plugged in, they are decent instruments, but to me it felt more like an 8 string guitar than a true mandocello.
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    Default Re: Adamas (Ovation) Mandocello.

    Quote Originally Posted by tmsweeney View Post
    I had one for 5 or 6 years until the top just peeled up one day, I gave the pieces to someone who wanted to try and repair it, nice cause it plugged in, they are decent instruments, but to me it felt more like an 8 string guitar than a true mandocello.
    Why? it's got 4 (double course) strings, not 8...

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    Default Re: Adamas (Ovation) Mandocello.

    Why? it's got 4 (double course) strings, not 8...
    Ovations do this quite frequently. Ask any experienced repair person.
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    Default Re: Adamas (Ovation) Mandocello.

    Phillipe - its mostly the neck, the ovation has a standard guitar neck, other mandocellos I have played (and prefer) have a narrower fret board - makes the 5th stretches a little more manageable. It also did not have that double course "ring" it was kind of gritty and somewhat flat as ovations can be. That maybe because the bridge is so low, most other mandocellos I have played have somewhat of an arc from the tailpiece over the bridge to the nut.
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    Default Re: Adamas (Ovation) Mandocello.

    Ovation mandocello in its natural environment:



    I mean, the song's called Mandocello.
    Allen Hopkins
    Gibsn: '54 F5 3pt F2 A-N Custm K1 m'cello
    Natl Triolian Dobro mando
    Victoria b-back Merrill alumnm b-back
    H-O mandolinetto
    Stradolin Vega banjolin
    Sobell'dola Washburn b-back'dola
    Eastmn: 615'dola 805 m'cello
    Flatiron 3K OM

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