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I always wonder if companies like Nash guitars have to pay Fender to use the headstock shape. Or, can is that style open for any builder now?
Prior to Fender buying Charvel, the headstocks were a little different when they re-issed the San Dimas series.Not sure about Nash or his parts suppliers, but my Charvel San Dimas has a sticker on the back of the headstock stating that the headstock shape is licensed by FMIC and used with permission.
They own the headstock shapes, yes.Does Fender own any of that anymore? They are a completely different company that bought the brand from the former company. I didn't think any of the patents, copyrights, intellectual properties, facilities, or inventories came along in the deal.