Gibson has announced the first boutique guitar companies to sign on for their Authorized Partnership Program. Could this be the beginning of a new era?
James “JC” Curleigh and the team at Gibson HQ are moving out of the outskirts and into Cummins Station in Downtown Nashville. I wonder if Mark Agnesi will have a corner office?
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.
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.
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.
Gibson has now officially responded to the whole trademark infringement case with Dean Guitars and you can read the full statement here.
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
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.
Looks like Gibson Custom Shop has dropped some of the more unpopular materials and parts, like Richlite fretboards. Will 2019 see Gibson's premium range return to form?
Gibson gets back to basics with a new set of 'Golden Era' guitars including a Les Paul ‘50s spec, Les Paul Special in TV Yellow and two new 61 spec SG’s with “maestro” and “sideways” Vibrolas ...
Can James "JC" Curleigh 'build a powerhouse brand' with Gibson USA? Well, he has done it before at Levi Strauss, where he was in charge previous to his new role at Gibson.