Gibson alleges Dean is in contempt of court for continuing to advertise its V and Z Series guitars

Gibson Flying V
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Back in August, Gibson secured a legal victory against Dean Guitars which meant Dean could no longer manufacture, advertise, and/or sell guitars that infringe on Gibson’s ES, SG, Flying V and Explorer trademarks, as well as its Hummingbird wordmark.

As a result of the ruling Dean was ordered to cease production and marketing of its V and Z electric guitars, as well as its Luna Athena 501 and Gran Sport models.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.