In light of Gibson's copyright battles, was the Hendrix Strat just a joke?

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Re: In light of Gibson's copyright battles, was the Hendrix Strat just a joke?

Post by matthew a » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:43 pm

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Re: In light of Gibson's copyright battles, was the Hendrix Strat just a joke?

Post by CorporateDisguise » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:07 am

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Geez, with that headstock, they aren't even pretending they're not ripping off G&L ASAT Classic.

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That Epiphone headstock shape has been around since the 60s. It was used on their Wilshires, Olympics and Coronets. So G&L actually ripped Epiphone off.

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Re: In light of Gibson's copyright battles, was the Hendrix Strat just a joke?

Post by sookwinder » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:42 am

Yeah .. point taken, but if I was in an argumentative mood I would say that Gibson/Epiphone copied the Tele headstock shape for the Epi solid bodied gtrs in the 60s, made a couple of changes and created the batwing headstock.
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Re: In light of Gibson's copyright battles, was the Hendrix Strat just a joke?

Post by mbene085 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:06 am

CorporateDisguise wrote:
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That Epiphone headstock shape has been around since the 60s. It was used on their Wilshires, Olympics and Coronets. So G&L actually ripped Epiphone off.
Whoah, that I did not know. Interesting!

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Re: In light of Gibson's copyright battles, was the Hendrix Strat just a joke?

Post by scottT » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:49 pm

I assumed you were being ironic. Pointing out a headstock infringement when it's attached to a telecaster body and claiming they copied a G&L perfectly encapsulates the absurdity of this whole issue, so I'm going with that's what you meant.

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Re: In light of Gibson's copyright battles, was the Hendrix Strat just a joke?

Post by jvin248 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:07 am

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The T-310 also had a Kramer/EVH hockey stick headstock. Gibson bought Kramer at one point, either before or slightly after this guitar.

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Re: In light of Gibson's copyright battles, was the Hendrix Strat just a joke?

Post by cincinnatiharry » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:25 pm

jvin248 wrote:
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The T-310 also had a Kramer/EVH hockey stick headstock. Gibson bought Kramer at one point, either before or slightly after this guitar.

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