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  2. FGJ

    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    I doubt anyone on social media is concerned about someone who is personally naming a non-commercially marketed product. I suspect Jim could name his personal guitar the "Millenium Falcon" and no one's going to bother him for it.
  3. RobB

    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    Social media. I hear it's quite the thing these days.
  4. ^^ That Studio is even more mesmerising in the flesh.
  5. FGJ

    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    In my experience, trademark laws equally apply to pretty much every kind of product with a trademarked name. However, the same name can often be used with two different products as long as the products are distinct enough. For example, a guitar called a "Spitfire" would not infringe on a plane with a similar name (assuming the plane were still in production) because consumers would not confuse one product for the other. In the end, however, it'll usually be up to a court to adjudicate a dispute if the original TM holder claims an infringement has been made, so it's best just to stay away from using a trademarked name if it's still in use. You can easily do a free search for live or dead trademark names on the fed's patent/trademark/copyright website. Honestly, if a guitar is not being marketed commercially, I doubt anyone would care what you name your custom ordered item. How would they possibly know what you named your one-off creation?
  6. Dang. If they do a reissue of the '70s Z...$3k is a lot of money. Ironic, since I traded a similar-appointed, '95 Standard for my korina Navigator. What to do, what to do..? Dang.
  7. scottcald

    Quality recording time with 0006

    Good to hear about it, if not hearing it yet. What ribbon mic are you using?
  8. Me and AC are in the middle of a 70s type rock and roll album. All the AC/DC talk has had me simplifying these last couple tunes for the album. Today I tracked slide on a new one called Better Off Broke. The rhythm track is 0006 into a JMP 70s style with a Rangemaster clone. Taking a page from Angus, I tracked today’s slide bits and solo with 0006 into something different....the bass channel of a Blonde Bassman into a 2x10 cab with Greenback 10s. Oh, I did run it through a Zendrive pedal for a touch more heat. 0006 records really, really well. I have the pickups dialed in to a really nice sweet spot. I backed off a Ribbon mic about 12” from the cab to get a bit of air or room into the tone. Both the rhythm track and the slide track are with 0006 tuned to open A. I love open G but open A sounds tighter for hard rock somehow. The next song with be a 57 right on the grill as it will be a chord banger...I have the music done but am working on lyrics.... Anyway, just felt like sharing.
  9. Looks like Ed has the forward strap button on the heel block, pointing towards the headstock.
  10. cynic

    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    No affiliation other than being a happy customer, but if I had anything I wanted art on I'd talk to Jeff at RCA Guitars. He has more examples of things he's done on Facebook.
  11. diablo175

    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    I wonder if the same applies to guitar names. The EC29 (Spitfire1) stopped production in '89. Almost 30 years since they last were made.
  12. Steve Haynie

    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    As long as there is a trademark the name is still owned by Washburn. They have to use the name in some way to maintain ownership which could be done with a limited run right before the trademark runs out. Ernie Ball/Music Man had a guitar called the "Axis" in the early 80's. They changed the name to "Albert Lee" and put out an entirely different "Axis" series. Hamer reused the names "Cruise" and "Phantom" because they already owned them. If you ever wondered why a comic book company will publish a story with an old character it is simply to retain the trademark on the character.
  13. IDK, the Akira idea is sweet but this is too. Shot of Eddie I took from St. Paul, Mn. for you to consider.
  14. I once had a 1948 Martin 00-17 very similar to this with all mahogany and 00 size. It was one of the most sweet acoustics I ever owned. One of the ones that got away. Sigh.
  15. diablo175

    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    Was just gonna post that when you resolved the mystery.
  16. diablo175

    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    Incorrect. Point of fact- I have several guitars in my possession that I have not customized- Shane's first build being one of them... unless you consider a builder-approved swap of the pickup to be customizing...
  17. zorrow

    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    Of course you aren’t! You always end up either customizing... or selling. 😡🤣
  18. I wish I would have kept it also..
  19. Yesterday
  20. Jeff R

    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    Just did some more digging, Dan Lawrence did them all.
  21. ZR

    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    Those are awesome!
  22. Just how do guitars like this sit so long? This model is REALLY cool if you like to tinker with your tones. I have one of them and love playing through all the settings. Very unique indeed. If I wasn't a bum now I would be all over it. Cheers and good luck with the sale.
  23. Jeff R

    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    When that time comes, find out who painted these warbirds (I think it was GMW Guitarworks) and pay him/them whatever price he/they ask. I would! These weren't simply I want a Hellcat," I want a Zero" ... their owner handed the artist conceptual drawings with camo colors and patterns, insignias, specific fonts and letters/numerals, etc. Right up your alley!
  24. diablo175

    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    The same thought had occurred to me but would add months onto the completion date. I am up against a wall, so to speak, time-wise as I want this done in time to gig for the last several shows of the cover band. If it proves to be a winner, I'll sell off a Hamer or two and commission another one with appropriate RAF graphics....
  25. diablo175

    I'm Not Worthy!!!!

    No longer in production. Problem solved.
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