What strikes me is just how little eight large truly gets you with a shop like FCS. Looks like we could have tried just a wee bit harder here.
The guitars in question. Yes ... I'm sure it's entirely just a coincidence and Fender wasn't in any way attempting to mimic his guitar in an effort to make money. FAKE NEWS! WITCH HUNT!
I will say again. It's not illegal. It's not infringement. It's just questionable ethics and an obvious use of his artistic image.
Again, even if it’s inspired by, do they need to get srv family permission before sticking a black guard on a strat too?It's the only one that looks like that. We can disagree about Fender's part in this, but that's obviously a copy. As others have mentioned, this isn't the first time Fender has done this.
I think he just wanted them to know that HE knew.
A black guard on a Strat? No, but if they reliced it to look like #1 it might get some attention. I agree about much ado over nothing. Cline had good reason for his post. Not sure about anyone else.Again, even if it’s inspired by, do they need to get srv family permission before sticking a black guard on a strat too?
Meh. Much ado about nothing imo.