The Ovation Guitar Company is a manufacturer of string instruments. Ovation primarily manufactures steel-string acoustic guitars both 6 and 12-string versions and nylon-string guitars, often with pickups for electric amplification. In 2015, it became a subsidiary of Drum Workshop after being acquired from KMCMusicorp.
The company's Ovation and Adamas guitars are known for their round backs, which gives them a recognizable shape. The latter is also well known for the use of carbon fiber tops instead of the typical wood tops for acoustic guitars. Apart from guitars, the company currently produces acoustic basses, mandolins, and ukuleles.