Nash Jazzmaster

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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by Jay » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:57 am

I guess all he's really selling is a relicing process on parts he's aquired for you.  Still seems shady and doesn't change the fact that reselling the Fender logo (every "Nash" guitar I've seen has a Fender logo) is infringing on their trademark. He may not say he is selling a real Fender guitar but the fact that it looks like a Fender guitar and sits on a dealers wall with Fender on the headstock could mislead the customer to belive otherwise.  Like I said, I could give two shits wether it has a Fender logo, I'm just suprised he's still in business. And I'm not a lawyer so maybe I'm way off base.

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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by fullerplast » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:58 am

NickH wrote: I believe he used to have Fender decals on his guitars, and I think he recieved a order to knock it off.

I think that's about all they (Fender) can do... keep him from implying that they are actual Fender products (and therefore forgeries).
As for reasons others might I guess some like the look and don't have or want to invest the time to create their own.
Yeah, makes sense. Fair enough.

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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by mezcalhead » Wed Oct 04, 2006 8:50 am

NickH wrote: I believe he used to have Fender decals on his guitars, and I think he recieved a order to knock it off.
Yeah .. that's what happened to Jonathan Wilson of GVCG too.
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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by tremolite » Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:21 am

Bill Nash lives and has his shop in my town...Olympia, WA. He almost got sued (cease and desist) by the big "F" in 2005 for his amazingly similar creations. He's not allowed to take custom orders himself any longer, he pretty much exclusively sells through his small network of dealers. And as far as I've heard from people in the know, authorized Fender dealers cannot carry Nash Guitars.
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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by Jay » Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:15 pm

BTW... here's my massively amber JM pic

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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by zhivago » Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:35 pm

fullerplast wrote: Not to crap on the thead - but I don't get the general fascination (not necessarily here) with this Nash guy. He's not a builder, he's an assembler. Nothing wrong with that, but how in the world did he gain a following? Anyone with a jobber account at a parts outlet could build one of these for around $400-$700, the flux depending mainly on the finish. Any of us could screw one together and probably not get the cost of the parts back for it, yet he gets big money for these things.  I realize it's because he has the name recognition, how he got that is what I don't understand.

I think his following came because he knocked out relics at low prices...especialy for people who couldn't get the ones from the guy in Greenwich village.... :/
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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by chrisjedijane » Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:58 pm

Jay wrote: BTW... here's my massively amber JM pic
Actually, come to think of it my '72 tele's headstock is pretty bad too, it's nearly brown!
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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by Marc » Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:27 am

Dale Winton would be proud.
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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by Orang Goreng » Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:13 am

chrisjedijane wrote: Actually, come to think of it my '72 tele's headstock is pretty bad too, it's nearly brown!
My '73 jazz bass has that as well. The difference in colour between the front of the headstock (in nitro) and the rest of the neck (in poly) is quite extreme. The bass is finished in walnut, and it almost looks like it has a matching headstock.
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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by zhivago » Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:04 am

Marc wrote: Dale Winton would be proud.
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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by Marc » Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:17 am

hee hee that's a very "pre-sunbed" era Dale Winton - he looks far more orange to me!
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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by zhivago » Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:25 am

Marc wrote: hee hee that's a very "pre-sunbed" era Dale Winton - he looks far more orange to me!
hahahahahaha!

you are so right!!

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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by Orang Goreng » Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:27 am

If you want orange on the BBC, how about The Duke?
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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by zhivago » Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:31 am

hehehe....he's cool! I loved him on Bargain Hunt!!

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Re: Nash Jazzmaster

Post by mynameisjonas » Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:59 am

Jay wrote: BTW... here's my massively amber JM pic

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but that looks a hell of alot more natural (maybe because it is ;)) than nash´s creations.

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