Have you guys ever noticed that every last name is already a guitar company?

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  1. BigDaddyLH

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    I heard of a cafe called "Ugly Dumplings". Or is that more of a name for a group?
     
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    This!
     
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    I tried to use my own name as a brand, but I already had it.

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    Ok, my last name would work, but not if you add an e to the end of it. I then tried "sparrow guitars", taken. So I tried "finch guitars", taken (there is also a goldfinch guitars). How about "goldfish guitars"? Taken. "Koi", well Luna has a model called the Koi.

    Wow.

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    I guess I was just lucky, I never ever thought to check before I started selling guitars with my name on them
     
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    Get a stylised version of your full name signature made into a decal. There are plenty of people with your name but only one makes guitars. You aren't a brand or a logo so don't think like one. Put your own unique mark on them like you would any work of art.
     
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    Or maybe just MP.
    Or abbreviate your first name: Micha or Michae
    Michae sounds sophisticated.

    "You have a Michae?? Wow."
     
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    That's why StewMac makes so much money -- selling shovels to the miners.

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    He should have named it the Leo.
     
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    What about Björn Nittmo?
     
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    My last name is on a lawnmower.

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    Is there a Michael Perkins guitars? I think it’s ok to have that as the name and just have Perkins in a distinct font on a dinstinctish headstock shape. I have a guitar with Walker on the headstock. He is not the only luthier named Walker. His full name is on the sticker in the sound hole.

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    It's always a challenge to come up with a name for a new venture - but it's also a lot of fun. Ducerro - my forum "handle" - is also the name of our winery. We tried quite a few names before giving up and just making something up. Ducerro is actually named after my daughters, of which there are two and both have names that start with R. As such, there are Duce daughters with R's in their name. The "o" on the end is there to hang a star inside for our company logo. The rest of the company logo has San in front of Ducerro. The "San" is for saint. Now - once you've made up a name you need to Google it and make sure it doesn't mean something bad in another language. Turns out - loosely translated - San Ducerro means Saint of the Hill - and our winery is on a hill.

    So - try making something up. I keep a log on my phone of "wine names" as I think of them. Some get used, most do not, but they are there if I need them.
     
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    I once called Guitar Player Magazine and ask for a professional subscription for the studio where I work. The circulation person asked for my name and when I gave it, there was a silence on the line. "Excuse me, sir, let me forward your call to management." The next thing I knew I was on the phone with a very friendly editor of Guitar Player.

    "Hi, there! Are you THE Bobby Womack?" I immediately figured out what was going on because I had followed the artist in question for years. I replied:

    "Well, I like to think I am THE Bob Womack. In fact, we both wear glasses, we have two children and a beautiful wife (he still was married), we are both left handed, we both play guitar. But, to be honest, I don't think that I'm THE Bobby Womack that you are thinking about. He did sessions at Muscle Shoals, I do mostly scoring sessions, he is famous, I'm not, he plays funk, I play rock, he's black, I'm white."

    There was a chuckle on the other end. "Well, Mr. Womack, we don't normally give professional subscriptions - our circulation and accounting doesn't work that way. But since you were so honest with me, I'm going to give you a year's subscription."

    So there are rewards for honesty after all. :D

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    Bleahh I like to build great sounding amplifiers, some sound Fenderish... some Marshally. A few are a mix of the two that gel nicely. And my last name is Carr. When I started tinkering on amplifiers Carr Amplifiers wasn't taken but such is life. Maybe I can get a job there hahaa!
     
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