Gibson to move its headquarters to Downtown Nashville

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Cummins Station in downtown Nashville will be the future site of Gibson’s headquarters, the company has just announced. Gibson says it expects to have 100+ employees there by the end of the year. Gibson Headquarters Downtown Nashville So Gibson has decided to move its HQ from its current premises on the outskirts of Nashville where […]

Gibson CEO announces – Gibson Authorized Partnership Program

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Gibson CEO James ‘JC’ Curleigh has been interviewed by Jesse Knutson on Nashville’s News Channel 5 website and during the talk he announced a new program to work with boutique guitar builders. Gibson Authorised Partnership Program The interview uploaded to the site starts off by talking about that infamous Play Authentic video with Mark Agnesi. […]

Gibson officially responds – From Confrontation To Collaboration

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Gibson has finally responded to the debacle over them taking to court of Dean Guitar over trademark infringements.  Gibson Official Statement Below is the official Gibson response in full (just ion case they remove it) and it covers the situation between them and Dean Guitars, plus gives insights into why Gibson has reacted in such […]

Did Gibson steal the Les Paul design?

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Did Gibson steal the Les Paul design? Well, it certainly looks as though they were influenced by O W Appleton and his original guitar design from 1943, 9 whole years before the Les Paul came to market in 1952. Did Gibson steal the Les Paul design? Well, allegedly the little-known luthier named O.W. Appleton claimed that in […]

Gibson launches anti-counterfeiting website report form: Anything to declare?

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Coming after a (cough) much-discussed video warning other guitar builders of legal action in cases of copyright infringement and launching a law suit against Dean Guitars for copying its designs, Gibson has taken another step: The US maker has introduced a form on its website where people are encouraged to report instruments that may infringe […]

Behringer “Les Uli” single cut hybrid guitar with built-in synth: Could it be real?!?

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A set of images have turned up that appear to show a new single cut-style guitar with a Behringer logo on the headstock… And it’s got a built-in synth! We’re calling it the Behringer E-Guitar Les Uli Singlecut. Could the company famed for its recreations of classic analogue synths be about to unleash a new hybrid guitar? […]

Gibson sues Dean Guitars, claims copyright infringement

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That was quick! Hot on the heels of the Play Authentic video hosted by Mark Agnesi comes news that Gibson is following up on its threat – and taking a guitar maker to court for infringing on its copyrights! We understand that Gibson is suing Dean Guitars and its parent company, Armadillo Distribution Enterprises Inc. More details […]

Morifone Guitars Quarzo: Based on a ’59 Burst with a spectacular Aileron headstock

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Montreal-based Morifone Guitars has just released a boutique guitar called the Quarzo. This guitar has characteristics of a ’59 Burst but paired with an unusual ‘Aileron’ headstock design and offset body shape. The headstock, Morifone says, helps improve the tonal performance of the guitar. Let’s check it out. Morifone Guitars The new Morifone Guitars Quarzo comes […]

Gibson’s Mark Agnesi to guitar builders: “You’ve been warned” over copyrights

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Gibson has uploaded a video to YouTube featuring Mark Agnesi, its Director Of Brand Experience. And it’s a bit, well, odd. In the video, he warns builders that Gibson will take action against copyright infringements on their trademarked designs. The gloves are coming off at Gibson, it seems…  Trademarks Gibson’s latest YouTube video is entitled Play Authentic. Mark […]

Gibson Joe Perry Gold Rush Les Paul Signature finally announced!

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Gibson has finnaly released its new signature model for Aerosmith guitarist and ex-‘Toxic Twin’ Joe Perry. The new Gold Rush Les Paul model has a few Strat-like appointments added to the regular Les Paul formula. Gibson Joe Perry Gold Rush Les Paul Signature I wrote about this guitar back in February this year and we […]