Has Connecticut made guitars?
Published September 4, 2015 • Updated on September 4, 2015 at 8:31 am. A Connecticut factory that produced Ovation guitars for nearly a half century before closing last year will resume making the renowned instruments, thanks to the efforts of factory employees.
Who played Ovation Guitars?
Glen Campbell was among the first stars to bring renown to Ovation, but others who played the company’s guitars included Paul Simon, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Lifeson, Neil Diamond, Kenny Rogers, Melissa Etheridge, Roger Waters and David Gilmour. “Everyone was using them.
Are Ovation guitars any good?
Yes, Ovation guitars are generally very good. They do, of course, have the plastic bowl back which some people don’t like but if you are OK with that it should be fine. The Celebrity series are made in Korea IIRC but are none the worse for that. I used an ovation celebrity for a few years doing a solo.
When did Ovation Guitar Company in Connecticut re-open?
Last winter, a California company bought the Ovation brand, liked what it saw in Connecticut, and decided to re-open the factory, with Wallace in charge. “Thank God, [the naysayers] were wrong,” said John Budny, who started working for Ovation in 1973 and was one of the handful who wasn’t laid off last year.
What kind of guitar does Ovation guitars make?
The Ovation Guitar Company is a manufacturer of guitars. Ovation primarily manufactures steel-string acoustic guitars (both 6 and 12-string versions) and nylon-string acoustic guitars, often with pickups for electric amplification.
Who is Jesse lege of Ovation Guitar Company?
Although he’s a fiddler, he had been hand-building guitars in Louisiana, and when they moved to Connecticut, he applied to Ovation in 1993. Wallace still plays fiddle in a Cajun band, called Jesse Lege and Cajun Brew. “A couple of weeks ago, I played the Falcon Ridge folk festival,” he said.
What kind of guitar is ovation Glen Campbell?
Ovation Glen Campbell 1127-4 1970s Acoustic Guitar Vintage Ebony 5Piece Neck. Condition is “Used ” . The neck of the guitar needs to be repaired it has been broken but put back together at the moment.