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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Do you own any 'lawsuit' guitars?

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LeftyMeister
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Jul 13th, 2019 07:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

I saw this post in another forum and wondered about the FDP. There was debate as to what is considered a lawsuit guitar. For our purposes, if Gibson sued or twisted the arm of another company to change their design, it's a candidate.

I still have a 2005 Agile Goldtop. It has the neutered horn from when Gibson threatened them but still has the open-book headstock. Shortly afterward, they changed it to the Gumby headstock.

Ol' Snotty

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Jul 13th, 2019 08:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

A few of the "Originals"

1975 Ibanez Rocket Roll

Stratmanx
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Jul 13th, 2019 08:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

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1976 Ibanez Destroyer

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Jul 13th, 2019 08:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

3 good ones so far.

I don't own one, but my Eastman E8OM might a well be. Other than the name on the headstock it's a ripoff of a Martin OM-28.

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Jul 13th, 2019 08:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

I had this one years ago and I was relieved of it while I was at band rehearsal one night. It was a 1975 or 76 model. The serial number was 00016.

It was a great guitar but WAY too heavy. I struggled to play it through one entire song.

BTW this was me in 1978. Back in my rock-star days. :o)

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(This message was last edited by ninworks at 05:25 PM, Jul 13th, 2019)

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jul 13th, 2019 09:40 AM   Edit   Profile  


Cool pic! :oD

Leftee
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The Escalator
Jul 13th, 2019 10:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

That is one of the greatest pictures on the FDP.

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Jul 13th, 2019 11:37 AM   Edit   Profile  

'69 Yamaha FG-180 Red label Nippon Gakki.
Not sure if it's officially considered 'lawsuit' but it is widely known as a 'poor man's D-18' and sounds a-ma-zing.

FG-180

BbendFender
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American Patriot

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Jul 13th, 2019 01:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

Takamine F307. I have this guitar with Nashville (high strung) tuning and it sounds great.

(This message was last edited by BbendFender at 01:50 PM, Jul 18th, 2019)

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Jul 13th, 2019 07:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

@ninworks - was there a miniature Stonehenge and a dancing dwarf (sorry - little person) involved there???


As for "lawsuit" guitars, there is potential for litigation every time I pick up a guitar!
(any guitar!)


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Jul 13th, 2019 07:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

"was there a miniature Stonehenge and a dancing dwarf (sorry - little person) involved there???"

No, ha. It was the day before Halloween and the costume had been rented for a party. I just decided to wear it at the gig. It was a festival gig for our all original band.

Stank-Face

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Itchy
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Jul 13th, 2019 10:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a 2003 “not for export” MIJ Tokai goldtop Love Rock (LP), and a 1980 Aria Pro II ES345. Technically the Aria is just-post-lawsuit as they made a couple of halfhearted concessions to try to avoid litigation (changed the logo and subtly closed the “open book” on the headstock) but for all intents and purposes it’s pretty much a dead on copy.

Tokai

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Jul 14th, 2019 02:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

1979 Takimine body mahogany/ neck mahogany

Leftee
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Jul 14th, 2019 04:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

I don’t at this time. I sold my Agile (pre-Gumby headstock) last year. That was as close as I got.

Teledan

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Jul 16th, 2019 09:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

72 Ibanez Goldtop.

Butcher block body, bolt on neck, Natural relic finish.

Pickups and Bigsby are non standard and had to get a headstock break repaired so it's cost me a bit through the years.

Still one of the nicest playing guitars I have.

Gits

Itchy
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My brain hurts!
Jul 16th, 2019 11:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

Here’s my Aria ES345

Aria es345

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Solid state = solid sound+light weight
Jul 17th, 2019 11:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

1968 Univox Barney Kessel!

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Jul 17th, 2019 05:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a 1975 Ibanez sunburst Les Paul. Plays and sounds excellent !

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Jul 17th, 2019 07:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

"lawsuit" guitars are a myth.

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jul 17th, 2019 07:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nuh-uh! The pictures don't lie. So there!

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