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    How do Navigator or G'Seven guitars get away with the open book headstock?




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    Les Paul Forum Member deytookerjaabs's Avatar
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    Re: How do Navigator or G'Seven guitars get away with the open book headstock?

    I'd suspect it's because the laws in Japan regarding ownership of a shape of wood for an instrument are probably a bit different.

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    Re: How do Navigator or G'Seven guitars get away with the open book headstock?

    I've noticed some of the stuff coming out of the Fujigen factory like FGN, STR, History and Cool Z have altered headstocks
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    Re: How do Navigator or G'Seven guitars get away with the open book headstock?

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    For a second I thought that G seven was actually a Gibson logo! That’s very creative how they made a name up for the sole reason that it looks like it says “Gibson” on the headstock. Well played!

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    Re: How do Navigator or G'Seven guitars get away with the open book headstock?

    Gibson’s TM protections only have practical teeth in the us. Maybe a little in N Am....but mostly only on the us.

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    Re: How do Navigator or G'Seven guitars get away with the open book headstock?

    Quote Originally Posted by zacknorton View Post
    Gibson’s TM protections only have practical teeth in the us. Maybe a little in N Am....but mostly only on the us.
    What would lead you to think this?
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    Re: How do Navigator or G'Seven guitars get away with the open book headstock?

    Probably because Gibson pilfered it from the Orbra Wallace (O.W.) Appleton 1941 design and Japanese courts would most likely laugh Gibson out of the courtroom if they tried to claim ownership of the design...

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    Re: How do Navigator or G'Seven guitars get away with the open book headstock?

    Orville used the open book later on in his days.

    But, it goes back much further than Orville. It's on all sorts of old world instruments.

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