Details about KAMAN MUSIC APPLAUSE ACOUSTIC GUITAR - RARE 1970'S MADE IN USA - METAL NECK -VGCSee original listing
24 May, 2013 13:15:03 BST
Newcastle, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Kaman Music Applause 6 String Model AA14-4
Made in Moosup, Connecticut, U.S.A.
A late 1970's example which is made in USA by Kaman Music who make the Ovation range.
Bought by me in the mid 1980's from the original owner I have always looked after this beautiful guitar.
It has never been gigged and only occasionally used as I have other guitars for everyday use.
I have tried to show the excellent condition of this guitar which is about 35 years old and totally original.
It is now missing the black paint finish to its aluminium neck after all this time - everything else is just fine.
It has always been stored in a warm & dry place at home, it comes from a non smoking, pet & child free home.
It holds its tune well and the sound has mellowed over the years to a beautiful rich tone with a nice crispness to the highs.
CASH ON COLLECTION ONLY please from Newcastle in Staffordshire.
Not the one up North which is a very very long drive away. It has happened more than once!!
Sorry no Couriers or Shipping so please don't ask.
I want the buyer to be happy with this beauty and wont risk damage in transit.
Key Points - Check the Photos
Minimum fret wear
No signs of bridge separation or joint problems
No sign of neck separation or joint problems
No big dinks or knocks
From an Ovation Users Forum Page
... they were introduced in 1976 or 1977, and were built in Connecticut. The early Applause guitars did not say Ovation on them, because the plan was to sell them through a distributor rather than the Ovation sales force. The concept was to make cheaper copies of their own guitars before someone else did. They used the same back as the Ovations, but had a laminated top (Ovations were solid), and as someone mentioned, the necks were aluminum, and the fretboard, support rod, headstock, and frets were one piece. Then they molded the back of the neck out of a plastic material, and finished it to feel "just like mahogany!"
Around 1982 or 1983, they moved production of the Applause guitars to Korea, and at some point after that, they did away with the aluminum necks. About that same time, they introduced the Celebrity series priced to be between the Applause and Ovation brands. I can't recollect when Applause added "by Ovation" to their logo.
This link is to the original Brochure for this guitar
Buyer please contact within 24 hours & complete within a week.
Any questions please ask.
The photos are of the actual item for sale.
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