Ну, собственно, говорят, что делают и в Индонезии
Ovation . . . Applause, what’s the difference?
That’s exactly what I used to think. In fact somewhere along the journey of guitar life I went from thinking that Ovations were really great to pretty much not liking them at all, to the current realization that some are pretty nice. The Applause guitars are generally not.
The first thing that buyers should know is that all of the Applause guitars are Asian made products. This isn’t to say that all Ovations are American made. Ovation’s Celebrity line is made in Korea and Indonesia. The Applause, something of the disinherited stepchild of the Ovation family is a Chinese guitar.
While all the guitars are distributed by Kaman music (which interestingly started as a helicopter blade maker) the quality between the three lines is vast. Why do I bring this all up? Well, the AE48 bears a rather disturbing similarity to many of the Celebrity and even Ovation USA guitars. Well, it bears a visual similarity at least.