- Oct 29, 2008
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You need to post this in the Norlins forum.Hey guys it's been a while since I was on here but I was trying to find out something on my 76 Les Paul custom deluxe yeah you heard correct lol. My father bought the guitar in 76 or 77 from a music store in Cleveland Ohio and we have had it every since so I'm 100% positive it came this way. It is a 76 Les Paul custom but on the back where serial# is and yes it starts with 00 it also says Les Paul deluxe lol now I know these are to different guitars but how could this have happened? And could it effect the value to +or-. Maybe someone can help me on this one?
Wait, a company is trying to eliminate its competition? Holy cats, what next!It's just a ploy to appear to be less litigious, but at the same time making money.
Sour note: Scarinci Hollenbeck’s Bienstock is challenging guitar giant Gibson over body-shape trademarks - ROI-NJGibson Guitars is one of the largest and best-known guitar manufacturers in the world. But Ron Bienstock — one of the most influential lawyers in the music business — is not afraid of a challenge. Especially since Bienstock, a professional bass player, is an expert on guitars himself. “I...www.roi-nj.com
“I think there is an attempt to get the best public relations out of this new company that they can, but the ultimate road Gibson is on is the same as the old company, which is to eliminate competition and to attempt to try to get people not to make instruments in these incredibly popular and generic shapes,” Bienstock said.
A coalition of guitar brands, including ESP, Peavey and Collings, have continued to band together with Bienstock to challenge Gibson’s upgrade of its ES-335 trademark.
"They’ll say they’re looking for collaboration, but I don’t see that,” Bienstock said. “I hear talks of license deals, but that effectively means they are not collaborating.”
In the end, Bienstock said he wants what is best for his clients and the guitar industry as a whole.
“Our clients have been making and advertising these guitars for many years and want to continue to be able to be free and clear to do that, which I think is their right,” he said."