Designed a guitar, now I'm going to protect it

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  1. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    That's a splendid looking bass. I want one.
     
  2. bigdaddy

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    Which is exactly why he would have been better served spending that money on a web site, rather than legal fees.
     
  3. Shiny_Beast

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    sweet
     
  4. ggwwbb

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    Can't wait to see the guitar! That bass looks awesome!!!
     
  5. BeeTL

    BeeTL Silver Supporting Member Vendor

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    Again, I appreciate the kind words as well as the constructive criticism.

    An additional design element that will set my instruments apart from others is the addition of custom stainless steel hardware by Hipshot Products.

    Here are the prototypes I just received:

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  6. BeeTL

    BeeTL Silver Supporting Member Vendor

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    I got the trademark on the bass headstock today:

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  7. Guitar Josh

    Guitar Josh Resident Curmudgeon

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  8. BeeTL

    BeeTL Silver Supporting Member Vendor

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    Welcome to post # 6.

    :console
     
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    new to the thread but on on earth does the finishes? the floral designs are really original and look great. you are on to something here and that sg-licaster is sweet
     
  10. Deed_Poll

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    Just wanted to say thanks for the interesting thread. I've considered this on a few shapes, but I decided if I move into production, my approach will be solely about building a reputation.
    I don't mind if people copy my designs as long as I keep my standards up high the quality will speak for itself, and the 'imitators' will be seen as such. Plus I think it's just too hard to fully protect a shape. Unless it's such an iconic design that somebody will notice a tiny tiny difference, the door is always open no matter how watertight you think your protection is.
    But all the best of luck to you!
     
  11. BeeTL

    BeeTL Silver Supporting Member Vendor

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    Thank you!

    I do the art finishes, and hope to offer a few more designs soon.
    You make a valid point, of course.

    Still, I think the process has been both worthwhile and fun.

    :)
     
  12. Deed_Poll

    Deed_Poll Member

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    I agree! And it's great to have a resource like this available for people, like myself, who are weighing up the pros and cons. I think the guitars look great too and the unique flat bottomed design must come in handy when leaning them up against a wall (as a lover of jazzmasters and other offsets this has always been a problem for me!) You could even put tiny rubberised 'feet' on it, and maybe one on the back of the headdtock to facilitate this function. Might sound like a rubbish idea in the morning though! :)
     
  13. Vic Interceptor

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    I am late to this thread but... the bottle opener headstock has been done for years on Tele's. And the body shape - big fan of Billy Gibbons' Muddywood are ya? Yours looks a lot like that guitar.... with a hint of Albert Lee's.

    It's all good though, very nice woodwork.
     
  14. les strat

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    Nice work! I'd gig one in a heartbeat!

    What you need to do is get one in the hands of a famous player. Get Bonamassa playing one, and you'd have orders backed up for years, LOL.
     
  15. BeeTL

    BeeTL Silver Supporting Member Vendor

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    Thanks...by the way, two strap buttons do the trick just fine:

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    Funny...as long as this design has been "out there", this is the first time I've seen the Muddywood...
    Billy Gibbons is the player folks suggest most often...now I know why. :)
     
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  17. BeeTL

    BeeTL Silver Supporting Member Vendor

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    OK, second time now...

    :)
     

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