Although not nearly as famous or widespread as the Stratocaster, Telecaster, or Jazzmaster (or even the Mustang), the Fender Jaguar has gained an almost cult-like following since its release in 1962.
Dean Zelinsky was a master guitar luthier with a vision. In the mid-1970’s, Dean conceptualized a guitar that would produce the ultimate tone based on one specific technique – maximizing resonance.
Released alongside the Gibson Flying V, the Explorer was Gibson’s bold attempt to stand out with a futuristic, outlandish design that would appeal to innovative guitarists. Sounds great, except for the fact that they sold fewer than 50 of the original ’58-’59 Korina wood Explorers.
You have to wonder if it’s a coincidence that you can’t spell “innovation” without Ovation. The acoustic guitars made by the Ovation Guitar Company are quite simply different than anything else out there.