Uh....Harley Benton is the house brand for Thomann, a German company.I think all these China-based companies that have American-sounding names are funny. Is there an actual guy named Harley Benton who owns this company? I doubt it. I'd also like to meet Mr. Mooer.
Awesome. I don't doubt your experience. I didn't say all people would be confused. If you are on here, you are part of the more informed guitar buying crowd. You are someone who gets into the details. I was referring to the more general guitar buying public. Now, Kiesel's sales model makes it difficult to be confused during a new purchase but I could see situations where someone not in-the-know could be fooled on a used purchase. However, that could easily be offset by doing a basic amount of research. I don't see HB as being egregious thieves. I was just commenting on how similar they looked to me at first glance and that some of the more average guitar buyers could be fooled.No confusion... HB is a very good buy at 1/3 the cost of Kiesel. Never played a HB (heard good things for the money), but did have two Kiesels (which I sold).
Kiesel would likely not be bothering with this if he didn't have specific advice from a lawyer.In all fairness, I think I'll pass on getting my legal advice from Jeff Kiesel. He has no more a case than Gibson.
Again, you missed the point. The name has nothing to do with the company. The actual Ibanez was never in any way associated with the Japanese guitar manufacturer. There could be a dude named Harley Benton that has nothing to do with the distributor. Why are you so hung up on the name?Ibanez is actually named after a real person.
Again? This is the first time I posted about it.Again, you missed the point. The name has nothing to do with the company. The actual Ibanez was never in any way associated with the Japanese guitar manufacturer. There could be a dude named Harley Benton that has nothing to do with the distributor. Why are you so hung up on the name?
Mate, that comment wasn't even directed at you. Maybe if you can't figure out how forums work, it's possible the Internet is not for you.Again? This is the first time I posted about it.
Why are you so hung up on this?
As an aside, if you aren't okay with people being pedantic, it's possible that the Internet is not for you.