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    $5,699 cad, down from $7,399

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    Great, thank you.
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    Gibson Brands Reaches Restructuring Support Agreement to Reorganize Around Core Businesses
    Iconic Brand to Continue to Manufacture, Supply, and Distribute to its Global Fan Base

    Transactions to be Effectuated through Pre-Negotiated Chapter 11 Filings

    Company has secured $135 million in Debtor in Possession Financing

    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300639935.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanZeppelin667 View Post
    Gibson Brands Reaches Restructuring Support Agreement to Reorganize Around Core Businesses
    Iconic Brand to Continue to Manufacture, Supply, and Distribute to its Global Fan Base

    Transactions to be Effectuated through Pre-Negotiated Chapter 11 Filings

    Company has secured $135 million in Debtor in Possession Financing

    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rele...300639935.html
    This is great news.
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    Gotta give Gibson some props on this one. I picked up a Les Paul Tribute a couple weeks ago, which is quite lovely. It’s a 2018 model honey burst. They also make these in a gold top. Came with a really nice leather soft case and got it for $850. I’d had my eye on these for a while. Really nice, classic Les Paul look (and no goofy robo-tuners, which would’ve been a no-go for me). So it’s essentially the same specs as a Standard, made in the same factory, minus the body & neck binding and with a less blingy looking maple top, for about a third of the price. That’s really good value.
    Now I see for 2019, they’ve stripped back and gone with dot inlays and open pickups, which looks really cheap in my opinion. And they’re selling for about $1200. So, to me they’re going backwards. Glad I got an ‘18.

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    It looks like Gibson has already revamped its lineup for 2019. I like that they've simplified it a good bit, with the Les Paul Classic/Traditional options being replaced by 50s/60s Standards. Even the "Modern" variations look okay. It's nice to see they're giving us SG fans a couple more choices as well.

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    Didn’t see this posted.


    Gibson loses Flying V trademark case in EU court

    Gibson Flying V body shape trademark case lost in EU

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    Gibson has just lost their Flying V trademark case in EU court. The court has stated that the Flying V body shape has “no demonstration of distinctive character”.

    Flying V trademark case blow

    Dean Guitars’ legal team will surely be watching this outcome and using it in their defence against Gibson, over the alleged copyright infringement case that they are now embroiled in with Gibson.

    Originally Gibson had filed for a trademark claim for the guitar back in 16 June 2010, when Gibson filed a patent application for the Flying V shape with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. Then on October 2014 Hans-Peter Wilfer, the owner of Warwick and Framus went ahead and challenged the registration.

    The Second Chamber of the EU General Court then stated “there has been no demonstration of distinctive character acquired,” by the Flying V and “that when the application for registration of the challenged mark was filed, the V-shape did not depart significantly from the norms and customs of the sector.”

    In 2016, this case was heard by the EUIPO’s Cancellation Division, and Wilfer’s complaint was upheld. Gibson appealed, but then lost in 2018. So decided to appeal to the EU General Court and it has been dismissed again by a panel of three judges.

    They stated that the Flying V guitar “was very original when it was released on the market in 1958, it cannot however deny the evolution of the market during the following 50 years, which was henceforward characterised by a wide variety of available shapes.”

    “The presence on the market of a significant number of shapes encountered by consumers makes it unlikely that they will regard a particular shape as belonging to a specific manufacturer rather than being just one of the variety of shapes characterising the market.”

    Too long

    Essentially, to wrap this whole debacle up in one sentence for you, Gibson waited too long to file for the Flying V shape as a trademark.

    They do still hold patents for other aspects of the Flying V and also the Flying V body shape in other non guitar areas like clothing or jewellery.


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    I hope they lose their suit against Dean too. This new "corporate bully" shit they're pulling since hiring Agnesi really leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and I've been a staunch supporter of Gibson since I got into this racket.

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    So Gibson are basically idiots. Gotcha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RogueNT View Post
    I hope they lose their suit against Dean too. This new "corporate bully" shit they're pulling since hiring Agnesi really leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and I've been a staunch supporter of Gibson since I got into this racket.
    Apparently this thing with Dean started way b4 the new owners took over. I agree, tho, that it's not a good look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KS 5150 View Post
    Apparently this thing with Dean started way b4 the new owners took over. I agree, tho, that it's not a good look.
    Yeah... I was really referring more to the "Play Authentic" video they put out with Mark Agnesi a while back. That thing comes off like a not-so-veiled threat and it really looks bad. Makes Gibson look like total assholes...and this is coming from a Gibson fanboy.

 

 

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