Recently, Gibson has sues Dean guitars, but this is not the first Gibson guitar lawsuit. In this video, I take a look at when Gibson sued Ibanez guitars in 1977 and how this lawsuit changed the guitar world for the better.
The lawsuit was all about the headstock. Ibanez was essentially copying the headstocks of Gibson, Fender, and Rickenbacker. Les Paul, Stratocaster, ES335, Jazz Bass, SG, and more. They were copies. After the lawsuit, which settled out of court, Ibanez began to change their guitar designs to original designs. This is why we have the Ibanez we have today. If it were not for the original Gibson Lawsuit... where would Ibanez and the rest of the guitar world be?