Warwick/Framus declares victory over Gibson in Flying V legal battle

Warwick/Framus V-shaped bass
(Image credit: Warwick/Framus)

German instrument manufacturer Warwick has said it has “finally” won a legal dispute with Gibson relating to the shape of one of its Framus basses.

The guitar manufacturer was approached by Gibson’s legal team in 2014, who objected to the sale of a V-shaped bass under its Framus brand. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.