In a recent statement from Heritage Guitars, which was the company started by former employees when Gibson left Kalamazoo: Prior statement from Gibson's CMO regarding IP lawsuits: Gibson's statement is ironic, seeing as their first big PR move was the soon-retracted "Play Authentic" video where their PR guy was basically threatening any builder that didn't comply by Gibson's IP rules which Gibson continues to lose in various court battles. Then, Gibson did go on with various new lawsuits (Warwick, Dean, Kiesel) and now, as we see, threatening others. Now, Gibson has released a new statement: Um, when Heritage guitars was purchased a few years back they dwindled a huge model lineup down to about 6 guitars. And those 6 guitars are models that they've been making for decades with zero changes. The only thing they've done new is "age" guitars. So...what the hell Gibson is talking about here no one knows. As for Gibson, same ****, different day.