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

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:43 pm
by matthew a
Danley wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:39 pm
parry wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:52 am
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What is going on with the pickguard?
“It’s what our Jimi would have wanted. He always moaned about the pickguard on his Tele.”

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

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:07 am
by CorporateDisguise
mbene085 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:07 pm
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.

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

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:42 am
by sookwinder
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.

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

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:06 am
by mbene085
CorporateDisguise wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:07 am
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!

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

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:49 pm
by scottT
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.

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

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:07 am
by jvin248
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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?

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:25 pm
by cincinnatiharry
jvin248 wrote:
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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One of my first guitars... a goodun