15 Jul · Potentially boutique builders may only be able to build a certain amount of those Gibson authentic guitar shapes, but will have to pay a royalty or license for the privilege to do so.
Gibson - News and Rumours
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10 Jul · Armadillo is accusing Gibson of threatening dealers that are selling Dean and Luna guitars with legal action. They are also making a counterclaim against the Flying V, Explorer and ES-335 body shape trademarks.
04 Jul · The new Gibson G-45 Studio & Standard will provide a new entry point into a Gibson acoustic guitar. New features meet proven construction methods at a good price.
01 Jul · Gibson has now officially responded to the whole trademark infringement case with Dean Guitars and you can read the full statement here.
30 Jun · O.W. Appleton claimed that in 1943 he brought a solid body, single cutaway, electric Spanish style guitar he had made to show Gibson Guitars . Looks a lot like the Les Paul that came out 9 years later in 1952
28 Jun · Gibson has lost their Flying V trademark case in European courts. The court has stated that the US company just waited far too long to act.
25 Jun · Gibson is taking its anti-counterfeiting efforts to the next level, launching a web page for the public to report potential copyright infringements. But who is the target of this new initiative?
23 Jun · The new Gibson Joan Jett Signature ES 339 is a departure from her usual Melody Maker guitar but brings a whole new range of rock'n'roll tones, which will probably sound the bomb!
20 Jun · Dean Guitars CEO Evan Rubinson has gone on record defending his company's guitars, saying that Gibson’s claims are without merit. This could be the beginning of a bruising legal battle.
20 Jun · The David Gilmour guitar collection has smashed all kinds of records at an auction in New York today, including the most expensive electric, acoustic, Stratocaster and Les Paul guitars ever sold!
20 Jun · That was quick! Gibson follows through with its threat to take legal action on companies it says infringe on its copyrights - the first company is Dean Guitars! Will this be the first of many?
18 Jun · Gibson's new Dave Amato Les Paul Axcess Standard Boston Sunset Fade combines a Floyd Rose with a '59 Reissue, potentially making it a super-versatile signature guitar.
17 Jun · Now is your last chance to see all 120 guitars in Dave Gilmour's collection being auctioned for charity. If you can't make it to New York then at least take Christie's Virtual Tour...
14 Jun · Gibson goes on the offensive against copyright infringement, with a stark warning to luthiers copying its designs in a new YouTube video entitled, "Play Authentic". And it's, well, a bit odd.
12 Jun · Gibson has just announced a new Lee Roy Parnell '59 Les Paul Standard signature model based on his Custom Shop '57 Goldtop, but available in an exclusive Abilene Sunset Fade nitro finish.
29 May · Inspired by Joan Jett's original signature model, the new Michael Clifford Signature Melody Maker is the 5 Seconds Of Summer's guitarists take on this stripped back rocker.