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Heritage sues Gibson

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by knh555, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

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    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    These things never really impact what I’m going to buy. Labor practices do, but not stuff like this. That said, I like heritage’s story and think the idea of old Gibson employees buying the factory and cranking out product is cool- cooler than just being Gibson.
     
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    John C Most Honored Senior Member

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    This is an interesting one - Heritage and Gibson worked out a deal back in 1991 where Heritage "tweaked" their shapes a little bit to avoid conflict with Gibson's designs (not counting the headstocks of course - but if you look closely at the bodies the Heritage LP-styles have a slightly different lower horn, and their ES-styles have different horns).

    Of course not many of the old Gibson employees who didn't move to Nashville and founded Heritage 35 years ago are left, and Heritage is owned jointly by a Michigan real estate investment company and a company out of Singapore called BandLab. So the new owners of Gibson contacted the new owners of Heritage and said that Heritage had been systematically violating the 1991 agreement for years, so the new owners of Heritage preemptively sued the new owners of Gibson.

    I would think that if Heritage had been systematically violating the 1991 agreement that Henry would have sent multiple C&Ds to Heritage over the years; unless something has changed that I can't see on recent Heritage models then Heritage should be successful.

    Good times these days - for attorneys.:p
     
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    I'd love to get a Heritage honestly. They are probably made truer to gibson style guitars than even Gibson lol
     
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    I have a H150 and a H535, both great guitars. The H150 weighs slightly less than a family car, but only slightly :)
     
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    It seems the only criteria you need to be boss of Gibson is to be a complete wanker.
     
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