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Thread started 01/13/20 1:25pm

AZStreet

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David Rusan asking fans to rename the Cloud guitar

David Rusan posted on his FB https://www.facebook.com/...itarworks/ asking fans to rename the Cloud guitar because the Prince Estate has bought the name. The fact that the creator has to say "begins with the letter C" is mindblowing.

(From FB page)

"I have a question for all the fans that follow my posts (and I appreciate you all so very much!)
Some of you may have noticed that I haven't been calling my guitars by the name that the originals are known by that begins with the letter "C". Why? Because the Estate bought that name, paying more than I could afford to fork out for it.
I think it's time for me to give mine a new name to refer to them by, I was thinking of a couple:
-the model "C"
the Cirrus (which starts with the letter C and is a you-know-what!)

I would appreciate any opinions on those names and I will gladly consider any others that you come up with!"

"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"
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Reply #1 posted 01/13/20 1:43pm

AZStreet

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Somebody on twitter suggested he should call it the “the guitar formerly known as Cloud” lol lol
"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"
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Reply #2 posted 01/13/20 1:58pm

SimonCharles

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The irony here is staggering.

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Anyhoo - how about "The (insert colour here) Angel" - have the estate trademarked that, too?

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How about calling it the Slap In The Face? - y'know...cos when Apollonia gives the guitar to The Kid, she gets an ear-ring and a ... it's what the guy probably feels he's got from the estate an' all... lol

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Reply #3 posted 01/13/20 1:58pm

SimonCharles

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AZStreet said:

Somebody on twitter suggested he should call it the “the guitar formerly known as Cloud” lol lol

This is certainly worth considering.

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Cloudy McCloud Guitar?

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Reply #4 posted 01/13/20 2:01pm

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AZStreet said:

Somebody on twitter suggested he should call it the “the guitar formerly known as Cloud” lol lol


Beautiful! lol

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Reply #5 posted 01/13/20 2:24pm

AZStreet

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Like...he literally cannot say the word cloud
"You know, this is funky but I wish he'd play like he used to, old scragglyhead son of a...*smack* OOH!"
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Reply #6 posted 01/13/20 2:56pm

BartVanHemelen

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This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.
It is not authorized by Prince or the NPG Music Club. You assume all risk for
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Reply #7 posted 01/13/20 5:08pm

IstenSzek

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The
A
xe
Formerly
K
nown
As
Prince's


surely the estate didn't trademark that eyeroll of an acronym lol






and true love lives on lollipops and crisps
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Reply #8 posted 01/13/20 5:26pm

LovePaisley

Well, the most painfully obvious name would be, The Purple Rain guitar. Or the Prince guitar. Or the Prince cirrus, cumulus, stratus. Stratus would work. A word for cloud, sounds familiar like stratocaster. Fog... words for rain. The Apollonia. Loud C -- make it into a circle logo that doubles back on itself, with the c touching the L, different color/font
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And the MUSIC continues...forever...
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Reply #9 posted 01/14/20 1:29am

JorisE73

'The Angel' like with 'The BLue Angel' or something like taht.

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Reply #10 posted 01/14/20 11:08am

nayroo2002

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"The Angel" is really nice!

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Reply #11 posted 01/14/20 11:40am

OnlyNDaUsa

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Call it the Levine...
No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #12 posted 01/14/20 11:27pm

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Someone explain... what's the estate going to do with the name if they don't have guitars to sell? If they wanted an exclusive to sell them, then why didn't they negotiate that instead? Why would they care if the cloud guitar can be sold elsewhere as the cloud guitar, is it better if he sells it as "the guiat the purple one used"?

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Reply #13 posted 01/15/20 2:54am

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lavendardrummachine said:

Someone explain... what's the estate going to do with the name if they don't have guitars to sell?

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https://store.prince.com/...229_105799

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Reply #14 posted 01/15/20 6:31am

GoldStandard

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Nobody I know gun' bite
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Reply #15 posted 01/16/20 9:37pm

Funklov

It definitely cannot be "Model C". That is the name of his other white guitar made by Jerry Auerswald before he made the symbol guitar.

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Reply #16 posted 01/17/20 8:15pm

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BartVanHemelen said:

lavendardrummachine said:

Someone explain... what's the estate going to do with the name if they don't have guitars to sell?

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https://store.prince.com/...229_105799

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Got that, but I'm still confused (and not for nothing, the link was to sold out items).


It looks like nobody owned the Cloud guitar or the name, and it was knocked off another manufacturer to begin with, who David Rusan doesn't name. He makes custom guitars, but it doesn't sound like he's really in the business of making them in great quantities since he only made a hand full, and Prince started ordering his from someone else. Is that the source of the estates guitars instead?

So is Rusan selling these in any numbers that he needs a name? They're pretty distinct.

Is there that big of a tribute band market?

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Reply #17 posted 01/20/20 3:19am

JorisE73

lavendardrummachine said:

BartVanHemelen said:

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https://store.prince.com/...229_105799

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Got that, but I'm still confused (and not for nothing, the link was to sold out items).


It looks like nobody owned the Cloud guitar or the name, and it was knocked off another manufacturer to begin with, who David Rusan doesn't name. He makes custom guitars, but it doesn't sound like he's really in the business of making them in great quantities since he only made a hand full, and Prince started ordering his from someone else. Is that the source of the estates guitars instead?

So is Rusan selling these in any numbers that he needs a name? They're pretty distinct.

Is there that big of a tribute band market?


Rusan built the guitar when Prince asked a guitar version of his Sardonyx bass built by Jeff Levin.

I doubt The Estate has contact with Jeff Levin.

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Reply #18 posted 01/20/20 6:21am

OnlyNDaUsa

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JorisE73 said:

lavendardrummachine said:


Got that, but I'm still confused (and not for nothing, the link was to sold out items).


It looks like nobody owned the Cloud guitar or the name, and it was knocked off another manufacturer to begin with, who David Rusan doesn't name. He makes custom guitars, but it doesn't sound like he's really in the business of making them in great quantities since he only made a hand full, and Prince started ordering his from someone else. Is that the source of the estates guitars instead?

So is Rusan selling these in any numbers that he needs a name? They're pretty distinct.

Is there that big of a tribute band market?


Rusan built the guitar when Prince asked a guitar version of his Sardonyx bass built by Jeff Levin.

I doubt The Estate has contact with Jeff Levin.

and Jeff took its over all look from a Gibson. Rusan has no real claim to its design.

Jeff Levin built the bass for himself based on a Gibsion Madiolin. But he did not like its balance so he put it up for sale. Andre saw it and liked it and Prince bought it. It is seen the unused video for "I Wanna Be Your Lover."

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Reply #19 posted 01/22/20 9:40am

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just fer refs 'n' giggles...

https://www.youtube.com/w...A6y9i_FdBo

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we all need 2 b friends"
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