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Offered for sale is a priceless, one-of-a-kind heirloom, a fine instrument once owned and used extensively on world tours by international pop star John Denver. This Ovation Adamas 1 Twelve String Guitar has been maintained in perfect working condition. The guitar body, electronics, pick ups, neck, frets, intonation, nut, bridge, headstock and tuning gears are all set up to professional specs. The guitar is tuned to C#; it’s amplified sound is uniquely Ovation Adamas. However, the instrument’s acoustic tonal quality and projection are reminiscent of the best 612 and 512 12 String Guild Guitars of the 1960’s and 70’s era. This guitar is ready to play and record.

John Denver’s
Ovation Adamas 1 12 String Guitar

Built in 1979
Used by John Denver Circa 1979 thru 1984


If you are considering purchasing this guitar or making an offer. Please contact us through  Reverb or the John Denver Guitar Research Site's website. This guitar is also listed on Ebay. 

This particular instrument, and it’s provenance, was received through a direct chain of custody from John Denver himself. The guitar is thoroughly documented, verified, and authentic as represented. Additionally, this auction is guaranteed by the seller. Disclosure and acceptance of the instrument’s provenance will remain private and confidential between the seller and the actual buyer.

Purchase Includes:

Adamas 1 12 String Guitar

All relevant provenance documents and known history

Truss rod adjustment tool
Original owners manual
Original case with decals placed by John Denver himself

Hand Signed Label: CW Kaman II (Charles Kaman II)

For more information and photos: Please go to the John Denver Guitar Research Site's website. 


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Listed8 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.Learn more
  • Adamas
  • 1979
Made In
  • United States
Number of Strings
  • 12-String

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