Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Re: EKG Ibanez copies.
Alright don't get all jumpy man. Im not touchy, im just saying that if you asked Eddie to make a 100% copy, then you'd be wasting your time. Eddie's job is to build guitars for his customers, but if he made exact copies and slapped "ibanez" on an ibanez headstock that he cut, then thats getting an ibanez guitar for potentially less then buying the actual thing. And from a business point, you can see why Ibanez or Fender or whoever wouldnt like this, and wouldnt tolerate it. I dont know how it is in Europe with the builders you are talknig about. Maybe they are well known around there, but are not on the radar for american companies like Fender.
If you can do it yourself though, and are not doing it for a large mass of others, then you're not that big of a threat to these companies and they probably wnot bother you. But if you say "its just a one off custom" and eddie says sure and does it, then everyone else will go after him to get their "one off custom" copies, and that's where it would snowball.