Originally Posted by TDPRI
OK, here's my 2¢ on the matter.
Once you buy it, you own it. You have no legal responsibilities to FMIC and since it's your property you can do what you want with it.
That's the correct answer right there. If my Chevy blows its motor and I buy a Ford engine to put in it as a replacement then that's OK. My car. My Engine. My business. No obligation to GM at all. In fact this applies to Fender made necks with logos as well. If I buy a Fender neck with logo (whether it be new from Fender or on the used market) then that neck and logo become my sole property. If I then put that neck on my parts build it's my neck and logo and Fender has no say in the matter. However if I sell that parts build and represent the entire package as Fender built then I would be committing fraud which is another matter all together.