Ovation Guitar Factory Closing

Posted 24 Apr 2014 in Acoustic Guitar, Industry Insights

These are sad times, friends. A legendary Ovation guitar factory in Connecticut has been forced to shut its doors after 47 years in the business. During that time, the company produced for the likes of Mick Jagger, Eddie Van Halen, both John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and Paul Simon.

Ovation Guitar Factory

Additionally, the company managed to get itself acquired by Fender. In an interesting twist, Fender will actually continue to manufacture Ovation guitars, however they will be doing so through an offshore factories in China, Indonesia, and South Korea. In way, it’s comforting to know that this iconic brand will continue to exist, even if it is in a warped, twisted fashion. What was lost today was the American element of Ovation, which is really a shame.


In addition to creating some of the finest acoustic guitars available, Ovation was also an innovative company. In fact, one of Ovation’s claims to fame is that they were the first to produce an acoustic guitar with electric capabilities. Clearly, the loss of this business is a tragedy to the American guitar scene, and while we’re sure the newer outsourced instruments will be of high quality, something will always be missing. Today was the day that something was lost.

1 Comment

  1. Jacob Zion (29 Nov 2018, 22:42)

    this is the time i read this bad news because i happened to know ovetion giutar just recently and i fell in love with that and i decided purchase one and i have been told that its discontinue so unfortunate really heart breaking,i wish that my dream will comes true and they will come back especaily the adamas model

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