- acoustic guitars
- electric guitars
The company began as Kaman Music Corporation a division of the Kaman Corporation founded by Charles Kaman. In addition to his business interests in aviation, Kaman was a guitarist who came to explore the use of composite materials technologies in guitar building. He and his engineers created the round-backed, composite-body Ovation guitar in 1966. In 2008 the Kaman Corporation sold Kaman Music Corporation to Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC). In 2011, Kaman Music Corporation and Musicorp, sister companies under the FMIC umbrella, united their sales and catalog divisions as KMC Musicorp. In 2014, FMIC sold KMC's Gretsch Drums, TOCA Percussion, Latin Percussion, KAT Percussion, Ovation guitar and Gibraltar Hardware brands to Drum Workshop. In February 2015, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation sold KMC to JAM Industries.