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    Happily playing my Gibson mando while reading another silly Gibson-bashing thread....

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    As long no one mentions Ricky Skaggs we should have a quiet night.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Urge to post Jimmy Martin videos rising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Dodson View Post
    Urge to post Jimmy Martin videos rising.
    How about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    Waiting for the next video only this time with banjos.
    You could sell tickets for that and have vendors with beer and peanuts as well.

    I don't know much about the guitars that were destroyed other than the fact that they were designed and built under the previous management. They are also not very saleable in the market with all of those gadgets built into them.

    It's also important to note that they were unreliable in operation and thus warranty work and servicing returned units would certainly have been a losing proposition.Therefore, it seems a wise decision to scrap them and start over. Sounds to me like Gibson in back on the rails again with their new management. JMHO.
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    There is a video on youtube called :The 10 worst guitars ever made" The Firebird-X is near the top of the list. Gibson just made a bad design in their attempt to keep up with the digital age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudmister View Post
    There is a video on youtube called :The 10 worst guitars ever made" The Firebird-X is near the top of the list. Gibson just made a bad design in their attempt to keep up with the digital age.
    Henry should have consulted Fender first
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    QUOTE=mtucker;1727778]Henry should have consulted Fender first [/QUOTE]

    CONSULT!????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Dodson View Post
    That was part of my reaction as well. And I am a tree hugger.
    That makes it even more painful (and I donīt want to go political, even though we understand each other).
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    Quote Originally Posted by brunello97 View Post
    Happily playing my Gibson mando while reading another silly Gibson-bashing thread....

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    Actually itīs not a "Gibson"-bashing thread. Itīs a thread about the questionable destruction of salvagable (reusable) materials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grassrootphilosopher View Post
    Actually itīs not a "Gibson"-bashing thread. Itīs a thread about the questionable destruction of salvagable (reusable) materials.
    Thank you Olaf, that’s really the way I was looking at it, what a waste of time and material! Just sickens me, donate the material to a lutherie school and do something constructive, but, NOOOOO, we will just Bulldoze them!
    We should not waste the bandwidth on any more of this, I’m out.
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    I think its a special kind of stupid to film something like this and share it with the world. First rule at work should be 'no cameras.

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    Don't think of it as destroying..... these are the factory distressed models! distress level 9.run-over-by-a-bulldozer.....
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    Saving my money for a Gibson ES-335 with sunburst finish at GC. They're still making the good stuff boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudmister View Post
    Saving my money for a Gibson ES-335 with sunburst finish at GC. They're still making the good stuff boys.
    I regret not buying one of those in 1964 when I looked ot one in a music store in Hollywood. That's a beauty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Trujillo View Post
    I think its a special kind of stupid to film something like this and share it with the world. First rule at work should be 'no cameras.
    It's possible that the video was leaked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigeuner View Post
    It's possible that the video was leaked.
    If so, it shows and even more extreme kind of stupid. In this era, never ever film anything that you don't want to get out. Everything eventually gets leaked. Everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigeuner View Post
    It's possible that the video was leaked.
    That was no leak. You don't gimmick up the destroying of inventory by using a piece of heavy equipment unless you want the publicity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudmister View Post
    Saving my money for a Gibson ES-335 with sunburst finish at GC. They're still making the good stuff boys.
    There would be some REAL outrage if Gibson destroyed a couple hundred 335's!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHopkins View Post
    That was no leak. You don't gimmick up the destroying of inventory by using a piece of heavy equipment unless you want the publicity.
    It was posted by someone identified as an "ex Gibson employee," so I would assume it was filmed while employed and then posted afterwards for whatever private motive. Maybe years later, we don't know the date this was shot. Not exactly a leak in the usual sense of the word.

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