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Artists that use ovations Guitars

Updated on October 4, 2008

Ovation guitars and guitarists

The original roundback guitar - Ovation paved the way for acoustic-electric guitars.

since 1966, Ovation Guitars has been dedicated to delivering the best sound and tone to professional and amateur guitar players.

What not everyone realizes is that Ovation Guitars actually has its roots in aerospace...

Take a look at a selection of musicians that use Ovation Guitars..

Oh Check back often as I'm constantly adding new stuff.

Famous musicians that use Ovation Guitars


    "Melissa is playing her Signature Model 1598-MERB.12-String"


    In this picture Al is with his Custom Legend Signature Model 1769-ADII.


    Pictured with Viper EA68-5


    Pictured with discontinued Legend Model 1867


    Pictured with her Elite 1868-BCB

  • VINCE NEIL (Motley Crew)

    Vince uses the Custom Legend C779LX-WP & Adamas CVT guitar W597-4G


    Pictured with custom built 12-String Viper. Legend 1863-4

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa has many different types of ovation guitars

In 1982, Melissa moved from Leavenworth, Kansas to Los Angeles to break into the music business.

Her career took off after relocating to Los Angeles, where Island Records chief Chris Blackwell discovered her.

Signed in 1986, her first break was writing the music for the movie Weeds.

Melissa won a Grammy in the best female rock vocal performance in 1992 and 1994 and scored several mainstream hits, such as "Come to My Window," "I'm the Only One" and "I Wanna Come Over."

She won the 1996 ASCAP songwriter of the year award, but took a lengthy break from the music business to concentrate on her domestic arrangements.

She returned in 1999 with the intimate, low-key BREAKDOWN Released: 10.05.99

followed by Skin in 2001. Released: 07.10.01

LUCKY Released: 02.10.04

GREATIST HITS: The Road Less Traveled Released: 10.18.05

THE AWAKENING Released: 09.25.07


Al Di Meola holds the most prestigious guitar awards (of any guitarist in the world)for the past two and a half decades he has been the most prominent virtuosos in the contemporary instrumental jazz field.

His highly celebrated career has spanned a wide range of emotions into a unique style.

From the velocity and heat of his early solo efforts to the challenge and triumph of the "Di Meola / McLaughlin / De Lucia (Guitar Trio)", from the Brazilian explorations of "Cielo e Terra" and "Soaring Through A Dream" to the global romanticism and Tango inflection of Al's acoustic group "World Synfonia" (self titled debut) and the 2nd "World Sinfonia" recording Heart of the Immigrants.

He has recorded over 21 records (CD's) of his own including his new solo acoustic guitar record "Winter Nights".

A very intimate recording of Di Meola himself alternating between two gorgeous vintage acoustic guitars and a bandura (a 48-string harp like instrument).

Some of Al Di Meola's Best albums

Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)

Did you know that Kevin was a contestant on don't forgert the Lyrics and won $350,000.00 for the charity MusiCares?

Since the release of R.E.O. Speedwagon's first record in 1971, the band that started out in a rented Chevy station wagon playing bars across America, has produced 17 critically acclaimed albums, scored 13 Top 40 singles (including two Billboard #1's) and sold over 40 million records.

They have packed concert halls from Peoria to San Francisco to New Orleans to New York City, from Belfast to Berlin to Buenos Aires, from Toronto to Tokyo. From their electrifying performance at the historic Live Aid concert, to numerous guest appearances on the Howard Stern Show, to playing their music alongside Bill Clinton during the final swing of his successful 1996 presidential campaign, the band has plenty of rock 'n roll stories to tell.

Lead Singer and principle songwriter. He joined the group in 1972 in time for the band's second album, REO/TWO A year later, he left to pursue a solo career. Cronin returned to the fold in time for 1977's Live: You Get What You Play For, the band's first million-selling album.

REO Speedwagon's Albums. Too many Great ones!

Joan Armatrading

Did you know that Joan was sacked from this job because she insisted on bringing her guitar to work?

3 times Grammy nominated British singer songwriter Joan Armatrading is the first female UK artist to have debuted at number 1 in the Billboards Blues charts.

She is also the first female UK artist to be nominated for a Grammy in the blues category.

One of Britain's female artists who has stood the test of time with songs like Love And Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Lovers Speak.

Joan's strong rhythmic acoustic guitar playing and her melodic electric solos help to make her the consummate musician. Female guitarist, female songwriter, female singer.

Some of Joan's finest on Amazon to add to your collection

Bibi Mcgill

Bibi McGill picked up her first guitar at age twelve. Growing up, her earliest inspirations were the retro seventies' grooves of Earth, Wind and Fire, Mandrill, and the Commodores

Pounding the pavement in Los Angeles, playing at clubs such as The Viper Room and The Whiskey, was as rough as it was exciting.

At times, Bibi could barely make the rent going from gig to gig.

In 2001, Bibi's career in music erupted. She hooked up with Pink for her promotional tour in November and started blazing the stages of London, Spain, Singapore, Germany, and Australia with her high-voltage licks and stage moves.

She continued the tour onto high-profile TV shows, including Saturday Night Live, MTV's Total Request Live, the Billboard Music Awards, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Britain's Top of the Pops.

She wailed into 2002 with Pink at the one and only Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve. Quickly on the heels of Pink's promo tour, Bibi took to the road once more, this time with "The Mexican Madonna" Paulina Rubio to play the opening slot for the Enrique Iglesias tour.

Bibi on Amazon

Vince Neil (Motley Crew)

Did you know that Vince & Tommy Lee went to High school together?

After twenty years, a dozen albums and an unparalleled swath of kick-starting the rock n' roll hearts of several generations of fans,

Mötley Crüe is one of the most dynamic and energetic bands to ever grace the stages of rock 'n' roll. As the lead singer of this legendary hell-raising band, VINCE NEIL is without a doubt one of rock 'n' roll's quintessential front men.

VINCE NEIL rejoined Mötley Crüe in 1995. Since then, Mötley has set up its own label, Mötley Records, and re-released expanded editions of its entire catalog as well as two new studio albums, Generation Swine and New Tattoo, a Greatest Hits CD and DVD, the Supersonic & Demon Relics rarities collection, the Live: Entertainment or Death concert album, and most recently a Greatest Video Hits DVD, and four disc boxed set, Music To Crash Your Car To, Vol. 1.

Their best selling tell-all autobiography, The Dirt, will soon be made into a feature film.

Shania Twain

Did you know that Name "Shania" means "I'm on my way" in Ojibwa.

Her biggest country hit, 1997's "Love Gets Me Every Time," became the first country No. 1 released by a female country artist to spend five weeks atop Billboard's country chart since Dolly Parton's 1977 hit "Here You Come Again.".

Named the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year in 1999. She also received the CMA's International Achievement Award that same year.

Is one of only four native Canadians to reach the peak of Billboard's country chart since its inception in 1944. The other top hit makers are Hank Snow (who first turned the trick in 1950), Anne Murray (first No. 1 hit in 1974), and Terri Clark (first No. 1 hit in 1999).

Her other country No. 1 hits: "Any Man of Mine" (1995); "(If You're Not in it for Love) I'm Outta Here!" "You Win My Love" and "No One Needs to Know" (1996); and "Honey I'm Home" (1998). Other big hits include "Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under" and "The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)" (1995); "Don't Be Stupid," "From This Moment On" and "That Don't Impress Me Much" (all 1998, the second a duet with country singer Bryan White); and "Man! I Feel Like a Woman," "You've Got a Way" and "Come On Over" (all 1999).

Has sold 19 million copies of "Come On Over" domestically.

Some Shania Classics

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