Now you know you're just trying to stirr things up again
No, I'm really not. I just wonder why people get so upset about one custom (I mean, aside from it's outrageous price tag) and not, for example, ET Guitars who have SEVERAL copies available as "custom models" available on their website. Sponsor or not, they're just JEM fakes. Why aren't they under attack? What about everyone who bought necks from Jeremy at LGM back in the day? What about Glen's abalone swirl?
A fake is a guitar made to deceive.
Chibanez, of course.
See, to me, those are different. Those are guitars of questionable quality masquerading as something else just to get our money. They're priced low so they seem like a bargain, but they're completely useless.
What about an Ibanez RG neck that's been retrofitted with a vine inlay?
Customs that are not built by Ibanez but with an Ibanez logo on the headstock, also fakes. It may not deceive the true fanatics that know every model by heart, but, it will fool others, and what was the reason to brand it an Ibanez anyway? It's not because you want anybody to think it's a Jackson! Build your customs, and then brand it with some cool logo that IS NOT Ibanez.
Customs branded with any personalized non Ibanez logo are OK, and a true expression of personality, but still based on an Ibanez design. Which if you really want my opinion [and nope, nobody asked for it], why base it on an Ibanez design to begin with? If it's a custom, make it your own.
Well, that's just what I'm wondering. A lot of people here, a LOT of us, have supported purchasing counterfeit parts. I mean, I want to build a FTLOG replica and will probably have to have a replica neck built. Would I be under attack because someone else didn't like my version of the guitar? Is it legal? (no)
Wouldn't any copy of an Ibanez design be considered illegal, not just headstock shape? And what about reapplying the Ibanez logo to an RG neck that someone has modified to look like a JEM neck?
As an aside, thanks Jim777 for moving this, but I kinda wanted it in the JEM/UV section, since it directly applies to JEM and Universe copies. But then, I'm not in charge.