What do guitars and aeronautical engineering have to do with each other? Well if you are Charles Kaman they have quite a bit in common. In fact Charles Kaman,who was an aeronautical engineer, was such a guitar enthusiast he founded his own guitar company in 1966. The company was none other than Ovation Guitars. Mr. Kaman incorporated his knowledge of plastics from designing helicopters into his guitar designs. In 2007 Kaman Music Cooperation (the parent company of Ovation) was bought by guitar giant
Fender for nearly 120 million dollars.

Joe Weinberg