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Ovation USA Adamas GCF Series 1198-GCF Shallow Carbon Fiber/Graphite Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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The USA Adamas GCF Series 1198-GCF is a contemporary acoustic-electric that's built right here on the East Coast at Ovation's flagship factory New Hartford, CT. With the perfect blend of Ovation design with a carbon-graphite body, pro-quality Ovation electronics, and unique style, the 1198-GCF is in a class all its own. Ideal for the professional guitarist, the USA Adamas 1198-GCF is a great instrument for both recording and performing.

Ovation Innovation Meets Carbon-Graphite Design
Guitarists have embraced carbon-graphite instruments due to the fact that they don't fluctuate with temperature and humidity changes like a traditional all-wood guitar. While other carbon fiber/graphite guitars do exist, the 1198-GCF benefits from signature Ovation design features like Quintad bracing for a clear, bold sound with an ultra-fast response and the exclusive Adamas Suspended Top technology for enhanced top vibration. Not only that, but the 1198-GCF also sports the signature Ovation round-back design for exceptional projection and frequency response. The Shallow body makes easier to hold and play.

Ready to Perform or Record
Loaded up with integrated Ovation OP Pro Studio Preamp system and an OCP1 "Original Patented Pickup", the USA Adamas 1198-GCF is ready to hit the studio or the stage. Created with professional players in mind, the OP Pro Studio preamp system features a 3-band EQ, a Gain control, and Ovation's exclusive Expressor and Drive controls for enhanced tonal shaping. To ensure you always sound your best, the preamp comes with a built-in chromatic tuner that's easy to read even in the darkest of venues.

Aesthetics That Go Against The Grain
Ovation guitars are always easy to recognized because they're truly unlike any other, and the 1198-GCF is no different. This acoustic-electric features dual "Bearclaw" soundholes with aluminum and ebony accents, a gloss natural top with Black Burst, and black bindings trimmed with aluminum. A high-quality GraphTech nut in black pairs nicely with the rest of the appointments while the premium Sperzel Sound-Lok open-back satin chrome tuners offer a modern-classic vibe with superior performance.


  • Shallow Non-Cutaway Body with Lyrachord Back
  • Unidirectional Carbon-Graphite Soundboard with Bear Claw Soundholes
  • Quintad Non-Cutaway Bracing and Adamas Suspended Top Technology
  • Maple Neck with 12-Frets To Body and 10"-Radius Ebony Fretboard
  • OP Pro Studio Preamp with OCP1 "Original Patented Pickup"
  • Satin Chrome Sperzel Sound-Lok Open Back Tuners
  • Made in the USA
  • Includes Hardshell Case

Get your Ovation USA Adamas GCF Series 1198-GCF Shallow Carbon Fiber/Graphite Acoustic-Electric Guitar from Sam Ash Direct today. With over nine decades of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument that they've been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case


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Body Size/Shape Shallow
Body Wood Lyrachord®
Top Carbon Fiber, CVT (2x2 Twill Woven)
Bracing Quintad Non-Cutaway Spruce
Cutaway None
Top/Body Finish Gloss Natural with Black Burst Top
Neck Wood Figured Maple
Neck Finish Satin Varnish
Scale Length 25-1/4"
Fingerboard Ebony
Number Of Frets 20
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Nut & Saddle Black GraphTech Nut
Tuning Machines Sperzel Sound-Lok Open Back
Electronics Ovation OP Pro Studio Preamp with OCP1 "Original Patented Pickup"
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Hardshell Case
Series Adamas® GCF Series
Model 1198-GCF
Warranty Info:

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Ovation Guitars (the “Manufacturer”) warrants that this product shall be free from defects in material and workmanship at the time of delivery for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser (the “Buyer”), except that strings, electric components, amplifying devices, normal fret wear, and any parts not made by the Manufacturer shall be subject to their own individual warranties if applicable. Additionally, tone, because it is a subjective matter, is not warranted. Manufacturer shall perform its warranty obligations as set forth herein free of charge for labor and materials for the first two (2) years after the original retail purchase date. Thereafter, Manufacturer shall remain responsible for all materials used in the performance of this warranty and Buyer shall become responsible for all service and labor charges incurred in such performance by Manufacturer at Manufacturer’s standard rates in effect at that time.

This product is distributed through a network of authorized distributors and dealers and service centers identified by an “Authorized Dealer” decal or plaque. Your Authorized Dealer will act as the agent of Manufacturer and will be responsible for handling all claims under this warranty in accordance with Manufacturer’s directions. Purchase of this product from other than an Authorized Dealer may lead to difficulty or delay in obtaining warranty service.

Please visit http://ovationguitars.com/info/warranty-information for additional warranty information.

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