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donald1956

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I have noticed lately that when a celebrity poses with a Gibson guitar "Gibson" is removed from the headstock. In the old days we would say it was airbrushed, but I'm sure it's done with computer now. Why do they do this? The only thing I can think of is that Gibson withholds permission unless they are paid something. If that is the case, it makes no sense to me. It would be the best kind of free advertising for them, unless they feel they don't need it. I only remember one specific artist, Lenny Kravitz posing with an obvious LP Custom Black Beauty. Any information on this would be appreciated.

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Funny how that works. Copyright & trademark protection gets nutty in a hurry.

 

Companies pay huge $$$ to place their products as they intended, always in a favorable light.

They want complete control over the public perception of their brand, and will sue at the drop of a hat.

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I think it's more of a "product placement" thing where Gibson refuses to pay Disney any extra money for the Jonas Brothers using Gibsons, so they black it out. I mean, it's pretty petty if you ask me. You'll see the Marshalls without logos too. (I have a young daughter and am forced to see some of the Hannah, Jonas stuff!)

 

If I was a Jonas boy, I would insist they quit making me look like I was playing a no-name guitar! Ya know what I mean.

 

Murph.

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It just seems so stupid. I know I'm sounding very redundant, but things like this is just so stupid that it's hard to imagine. I'm pretty sure that Murph hit the nail on the head on the "product placement". I, too, would insist that they would quit making me play a no-name guitar. (Given the skills of the Jonas Brothers on guitar, I don't even think that they deserve to play Gibson guitars)

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I think it's more of a "product placement" thing where Gibson refuses to pay Disney any extra money for the Jonas Brothers using Gibsons' date=' so they black it out. I mean, it's pretty petty if you ask me. You'll see the Marshalls without logos too. (I have a young daughter and am forced to see some of the Hannah, Jonas stuff!)

 

If I was a Jonas boy, I would insist they quit making me look like I was playing a no-name guitar! Ya know what I mean.

 

Murph.[/quote']

 

I've noticed this also, and you don't need to hide behind your daughter. You've got a bro-mance goin on don't you?

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