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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ALBA-ELECTRIC-GUITAR-SUNBURST-WITH-2-HUMBUCKER_W0QQitemZ150164216018QQihZ005QQcategoryZ2384QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262#ebayphotohosting

i swear the "open book" headstock is strictly copyrighted
surely the company making this guitars could be heavily sued for breach of copyright?

beacuase isn't [apart from the obvious tone/workmanship] the only thing distinguishing a knock off Les Paul and a real Gibson Les Paul is the unique head stock? all you need to do is put some plastic grover tuners on, change the truss rod cover and add some gibson decal and it'll look exactly like the real thing [if you sell it on eBay for example]

or am i completely wrong?
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Sorry, I wasn't looking at the guitar.
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#3
that loooks pretty close to slashes lp
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i swear the "open book" headstock is strictly copyrighted
surely the company making this guitars could be heavily sued for breach of copyright?

beacuase isn't [apart from the obvious tone/workmanship] the only thing distinguishing a knock off Les Paul and a real Gibson Les Paul is the unique head stock? all you need to do is put some plastic grover tuners on, change the truss rod cover and add some gibson decal and it'll look exactly like the real thing [if you sell it on eBay for example]

or am i completely wrong?


Sooo how do you know that company didn't pay for the rights?
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i doubt it, I've seen a lot of fender strat knock-off heads, like on all the imitation strats
#9
they could've, but it would have cost them alot

n i was jsut wondeirng coz i saw an article somewhere recnetly about how they had to sue brands like tokai and a load of japanese companies for ripping the headstock off [as in stealing the design, not actually tearing it off lol]

but yer, was just curious, wanted to see what you lot thought
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As long as it doesn't say "Gibson," it's fair game.
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#11
holy **** theres a guitar there!!
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I'd much prefer it if they used sex by giving away hot chikcs free with products. That would be cool.
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You can tell it's not Gibson because that thing has a fugly wooden top instead of a gorgeous flame maple cap.
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Aren't Alba the same company that makes really cheap mp3 players, cd players and tellys that are mostly sold in Argos? Why the hell do they want to make guitars...
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#21
Reminds of when Gibson sued PRS, and won. And that was less obvious than this...

Though I presume a lawsuit probably wouldn't be taken out again these guys, it was just because PRS are such a well known and respected company that Gibson a) wanted to re-affirm that the Les Paul was their guitar shape and b) wanted to damage PRS's rep a little.
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They're a German company, what do you expect?
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Reminds of when Gibson sued PRS, and won. And that was less obvious than this...

Though I presume a lawsuit probably wouldn't be taken out again these guys, it was just because PRS are such a well known and respected company that Gibson a) wanted to re-affirm that the Les Paul was their guitar shape and b) wanted to damage PRS's rep a little.

Gibson won?! Then how come the Singlecut went back into production after a period of absense?

And this is made of solid maple and costs 89 bucks. I doubt Gibson would care. It's probably **** and not even worth comparing.

Tokai, on the other hand...
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the same company selling speaker stands...

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Gibson won?! Then how come the Singlecut went back into production after a period of absense?

And this is made of solid maple and costs 89 bucks. I doubt Gibson would care. It's probably **** and not even worth comparing.

Tokai, on the other hand...


Actually, they may have lost...
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