Sunday, June 27, 2004

Fender Bender

Forbes reports that Fender is attempting to trademark the guitar body shapes for the Stratocaster, Telecaster, and P-Bass.

Interesting 'graph:
At Sam Ash, the second-biggest guitar retailer in the U.S. and a major Fender dealer, Chief Operating Officer David Ash said he doubted small shops would fold without use of the designs in question. "I find that hard to believe," he said. "It's not like there aren't plenty of shapes."
...demonstrating yet another reason why Sam Ash isn't taken seriously by musicans.