Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:11 PM
I am appalled by the federal raids of the Gibson Guitar Corporation! I feel bad for you and the Gibson employees. I want you to know that I support you and Gibson Guitar Corporation 100% I pray that justice will prevail so that you and your employees can continue to make the guitars that we love.
Strength, courage and wisdom to you,
Posted 26 August 2011 - 01:46 PM
Not to put too fine a point on this, but - THIS ROYALY SUCKS!!!
There's many of us that are, apparently, involved in this issue simply by virtue of owning a Gison guitar that may have some of the wood the Feds are looking for. What, if anything can "We The People" do to help resolve this as quickly as possible? I understand the need for laws, rules and regulations, but we should not forget that old saying "Power corrupts, absolute power absolutly corrupts." If ever there was a need for a coordinated response from your clients, fans, associates and others, I think this is it.
In addition, there are many well known artist that again, "by virtue of owning a Gibson guitar" are also implicated in this mess. Maybe they too can lend some of that star power to highlight this injustice. In any case, just let us know. a letter writing campaign to whomever is appropriate might help resolve this issue, or at least stop the Feds from dragging their collective feet.
Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:21 PM
The feds need to back off; I never knew Obama was a guitar player because he apparently is trying to build some sweet guitars with all this wood.
1966 335 Gibson
1994 Les Paul Studio
1995 Nighthawk standard, 3 pickup with Floyd Rose
2005 Gibson Custom Koa 12 String
2005 Epiphone Masterbuilt Acoustic
1974 Guild Starfire VI
1991 Fender Stratocaster
2004 Fender Telecaster
2005 Fender SRV Stratocaster
2006 Gretsch White Falcon
2006 Gretsch Nashville doubleneck
2007 Gretsch Chet Atkins
1998 Tacoma JKC-50
2003 Musicman 5 string Stingray
Posted 28 August 2011 - 07:39 PM
2010 Traditional DB LP - Super Distortions
2007 Epi Standard LP - Tone Zone / Air Norton
2008 Jackson RR24M
2010 Taylor 214CE-G
2009 Warmoth Soloist
Others: Dean ML, Kramer, Ibanez RG350, Fender Strat
Marshall DSL 100 - 1960BV
Posted 28 August 2011 - 08:17 PM
(So I quoted myself, big whoop, wanna fight about it?!)
'01 Gibson LP Classic GT
'02 Epiphone LP Standard Plus
'95 Hamer Slammer Pacer
Early '90s Alvarez Dana 2
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 401 SL
Dunlop Cry Baby LE
Yamaha DD60 Digital Drum Kit
Posted 29 August 2011 - 05:07 AM
He envisioned what's happening to Gibson now and illustrated as worst-case-scenario-living-nightmare.
Then, he was laughing stock for a little while... now he may be shaking his head in disbelief saying "I TOLD YA".
Today, you buy a Gibson and can become a criminal, as it's not costumary to sell instruments with a certificate of legal origin of its parts.
With this legislation, a fed can come to your home and confiscate your guitar with the suspect it's been made with illegally obtained raw materials and can indefinately withhold the instrument until YOU present the CERTIFICATES of origin... which BTW you can't obtain because the instrument's been confiscated.
Buy a Gibson, become a criminal. Only in America, folks!
Land of the free? Yeah, land of the IMPUNISHED, FREE goverment harassment!
It's really nice to see how your taxpayer dollars are being used for a nobel cause...
As an Italian living in Italy, I've seen many examples of BAD, REALLY BAD legislation... but I must admit that this one takes the cake. It goes FAR BEYOND GROTESQUE.
Henry, I'm with you in this one. I hope that all those shark lawyers you've got on retain help you to regain the control over your business, before all the families of the workers have to suffer.
Posted 29 August 2011 - 12:48 PM
Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:33 PM
Posted 15 September 2011 - 01:43 AM
I think it stinks, I really do, but when it comes to bullying, you've bullied small dealers and set ridiculous levels of stocking plans for stores to qualify for a Gibson dealership based on $ alone.. Stores that couldn't afford to and have suffered massively, some even gone bump!
Please don't talk about bullying Henry now that the shoe is on the other foot.
Posted 15 September 2011 - 09:20 AM