They are back making guitars at Ovation in New Hartford. Some dedicated employees wouldn’t let the factory close up shop when the owners put it up for sale in 2014, convincing the new buyer to keep making the iconic guitar. The company was founded in the ’60s by Charlie Kaman, an innovative helicopter designer who had a passion for guitars. He created a groundbreaking instrument using material from rotors. The unique sound caught the attention of some of the biggest names in the music business, including Glen Campbell, Paul Simon, and Melissa Etheridge.