My dad has a fake strat from the 90's, and the headstock says "Applause". I'm guessing they are just another fake producer, but anyone have more information on this?
Appears to be an off brand of Ovation guitars. http://www.ovationguitars.com/applause
I believe Teisco briefly had one of their models labeled applause but that was sold back in the late 60s, I don't know what it's body shape was.
Ovation makes or made an applause model.
It's Ovation's budget models. Kind of like how Epiphone is go Gibson.