Gene Brown


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Service Technician
Company Name
Ovation Guitars

Gene Brown joined the Ovation Guitar Company within the first year of the company’s establishment in 1966. After serving in the United States Army during Vietnam, Gene was immediately offered a job in the shipping department. The Ovation Guitar Company is located in New Hartford, Connecticut, and was founded by Charles Kaman. Mr. Kaman pioneered several designs and guitar innovations such as the round back fiberglass guitar. Gene was among the first to participate in the production and shipping of the Ovation Guitar. Gene worked in various positions over the years, most recently in the service department taking care of customer needs.