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Old 04-25-2012, 04:40 AM
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Hello!everybody

Want you all suggestion about the name of my brand.I like the way everybody use the last name for their brand.but if I use my full last name it very long and hard to remember-ex. Sedtaworawanguitars -.the only one can remember and call my last name is Ervin(and he may forgot already).
What do you think?please give me some opinion.

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Old 04-25-2012, 05:15 AM
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What's in a name? Why did you choose the username Ply?

Why not expand your username a bit from Ply to.... Play. Name your brand Play.

Play Guitars. Perfect no?

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Old 04-25-2012, 07:58 AM
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What's in a name? Why did you choose the username Ply?

Why not expand your username a bit from Ply to.... Play. Name your brand Play.

Play Guitars. Perfect no?

Simon.
Hello!Simon

Ply is my nickname.Because of the very long and hard name in my country.most people have a nickname.
Thank you very much for your interesting name.I will think about it.

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:30 AM
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I think "Ply Guitars" is out. I doubt that would instill confidence in the custom guitar market. How about geographic location? Anything interesting, famous, etc. about your local. That might offer some tradename ideas. Honestly, if you make a quality guitar, stick to a memorable and easy to recall tradename, and market well, you can do well with a very wide range of names. So, make it short, easy to remember, make sure it has some meaning to you personally, and make sure no one else uses it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:36 AM
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Another common tradition is your town name. That's what my name is; from "Sexau" in the southern extreme of Germany, though of course it is myself that is from there, so perhaps my guitars should be "Sexauerer". Then the music played on them could be "Sexauererer" giving me the problem you are dealing with.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:13 PM
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How about Sedta Guitars?
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:14 PM
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How about reversing the letters in the middle of your name?

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Old 04-25-2012, 01:34 PM
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I have been thinking about this. It really doesn't matter much what you call them, your name is fine. They can always say "that guy with the long unpronounceable name". What matters in this vein is having a logo and/or headstock that is easily recognizable from across the room.

If name mattered that much mine would certainly suck, who would want that on the headstock? And yet things have gone quite well for me. The real trick is doing consistent good work AND having public perception of yourself attached to it.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:47 PM
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I agree with what Bruce said, so a logo (a stylized "P") might be nice. However, I also like Playa Guitars (as in Spanish for "beach"). Or, as in "Play-uh" like, "Hey, I'm a play-uh!" I think the "Beach" reference is much nicer than the second reference.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:39 PM
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Hey Ply, I personally think your last name will be fine. There's plenty of people that don't know how to pronounce Somogyi, Traugott, even my last name gets mispronounced. Once you get your guitars out there people will catch on to your name/guitars and you will be glad that you used your last name. Just my two cents.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:46 PM
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"Bourgeois" Perfect example! Use your name. It could work!

OR call them Ply-Wood guitars!
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:17 PM
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Hello!Again Everybody

Many many Thanks for all of your opinons.

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