Dating ovation guitars by serial number
The Road Not Taken In a way, the Ovation story (to use Robert Frost’s famous metaphor) is one of roads not taken.Of course, as the philosopher, Hegel, so neatly noted long ago, the paths tend to join up again, and the resulting synthesis works out fine in the end. Kaman (rhymes with command), born in 1918, the son of a construction crew foreman. Kaman subsequently attended the University of Washington, D.From 1966 to 2007 Ovation guitars, and later on Adamas guitars, were a brand of KMCMusicorp, which itself was a subsidiary of Kaman Aircraft. production of various acoustic guitars in the New Hartford factory.1967-present Charlie Kaman, an aeronautical engineer making helicopters was also a guitarist.It certainly worked that way for Charlie Kaman, whose choice of paths ultimately led to the synthesis (in more ways than one! At 12 or 13, Kaman began playing an old Stella acoustic guitar, later switching to a Martin C-7. C., studying aeronautical engineering, and his guitar fix was supplied by playing clubs with a little jazz combo in his spare time.Our hassle-free 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee is designed to give you peace of mind. If you aren't delighted with your purchase, you can return a product within 30 days and we will happily refund the purchase price. If my memory serves me, I had it in high school and I graduated in 1970.I gave my son one about 12 years ago when he was in high school. I bought it new at Johnson Music Studio in Columbia, sc, 1974.
And Fender has never been able, on its own, to really succeed in marketing acoustic guitars. Another example is Ovation, the company that almost single-handedly created the acoustic/electric category and radically altered views about how acoustic guitars should be constructed.
The company's Ovation and Adamas guitars are known for their round backs, which gives them a recognizable shape.
The latter are also well known for the use of carbon fiber tops (instead of the typically wood tops for acoustic guitars).
: HI, CAN ANYBODY TELL ME THE VALUE OF A VERY OLD OVATION MODEL NO; 1111-4 MANUFACTURED IN NEW HARTFORD CONNETICUT, THANK YOU.
Karen I have one, bought it in 1973 for 5 had it refretted 4 years ago.No matter how hard they tried, Ovation’s repeated attempts to enter the solidbody electric area have failed. However, Ovation’s marketing failures do not mean it hasn’t made some pretty interesting – even innovative – electric guitars over the years, and these represent one of few areas in guitar collecting where you can find excellent, historically significant instruments, often at remarkably reasonable prices.