Dating an ovation guitar by serial number
Diversification Kaman was experienced in making items of wood, metal, and high-tech material requiring high tolerances.
As a result he ended up with lots of cracked backs, including one on a favorite Martin.
C., where he showed his guitar to jazz guitar great Charlie Byrd.
Kaman and his technicians began by building traditional square-backed guitars, but by the sixth prototype were using oscilloscopes to develop the now familiar bowl-backed shape, its spherical shape being self-reinforcing, thus eliminating the need for bracing.
For instance, Martin has never been able to transfer its reputation for high-quality acoustics to electric guitars.
Kaman realized how he could put his skills to another use.
The problem that had led to Martin and the idea of making guitars in the first place also led Kaman to the idea of using synthetic materials in guitars.
Sells new for 9 but this one's mint and just .Ideas in hand, in 1945 Kaman launched out on his own and started the Kaman Corporation.For two decades he built a successful business in military helicopters.My favorite PRS of all time happened to be a CE finished in orange that I foolishly sold around 15 years ago. This one is finished in Mc Carty Burst, rather rare for a CE.Features include carved mahogany body with carved maple top, gloss finish, Dragon II pickups, PRS tremolo, PRS locking tuners, quarter-sawn maple neck with wide-fat carve and moon inlays.