Gibson destroying their own Firebird X guitars

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  1. Straydogger

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    It's all about the money............always is......:(
     
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    I stopped the video and it seems the ones I could see were Epiphones. Still a waste though.........
     
  3. Chiogtr4x

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    With ONE exception :
    John Belushi destroying Stephen Bishop's acoustic in Animal House ( just a really funny moment to me)

    I HATE seeing any guitars being destroyed ( even props, even The Who and Jimi)
    It just hurts me to see this, I LOVE a guitar.
    Gibson could have donated
     
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    I don't know. In my turbulent youth I got mad one day and Jimmied my Jackson. That ultimately led me to buying a much better and inspiring guitar, a 1990 Fender USA 62 Reissue Strat.
     
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    https://reverb.com/news/mysterious-video-shows-bulldozing-of-hundreds-of-gibson-firebird-x-guitars

    "The Firebird X destruction video that surfaced months ago was an isolated batch of Firebird X models built in 2009-2011 which were unsalvageable and damaged with unsafe components. This isolated group of Firebird X models were unable to be donated for any purpose and were destroyed accordingly.

    “Gibson recently announced its re-launch of the Gibson Foundation. Since 2002, the Gibson Foundation has provided thousands of guitars and donations to schools and charities in excess of $30 million. As a starting point, Gibson has committed to giving a guitar-a-day away over the next 1000 days. 100% of donations to the Gibson Foundation go directly towards giving the gift of music, re-affirming Gibson’s commitment to giving back, helping under-served music education programs, empowering music culture and encouraging the creation of music.”
     
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    Surprised this hasn't been posted yet. ;)
     
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    Because it's a God-aweful song. I like some John Hiatt, but I really can't stand his singing on that one.
     
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    I seem to recall many folks WANTED Gibson to destroy the Firebird X when it first came out....well, after burning it and drowning it first....just to make sure it wasn't still breathing.
     
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    And ALL the other songs posted here are perfect, beautiful gems? ;););)
     
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    I read Gibson said they were defective and somehow could be harmful. Whatever. They're theirs to do with as they wish.
     
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    Because some chemical in a capacitor was found by the state of California to be a suspected cancer-causing agent?
     
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    But there are people in China starving for the comfort and enjoyment of an electric guitar.

    I'm not getting why anyone cares what a huge manufacturing plant does with their stock as long as they don't pollute the environment or endanger the employees. (Or use endangered species of wood.)
     
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    How much longer can the planet handle this kind of waste & stupidity.:( :mad:
     
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    ...or a tax thing, to write them off as a loss.
     
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    I just really want to know what in a guitar -- even one with active electronics -- is so hazardous that you cannot salvage any of it.
     
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    These particular guitars were lent to sarcophagus builders in Chernobyl while they were building the new 100-year sarcophagus.
     
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    No such thing as an Epiphone version. Never existed.

    The comment from another Gibson employee in the Trogly vid is pretty telling. Foisted upon guitarists by Henry J himself with crap hardware.
     
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    Dangerous tones.
     
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    That video doesn't bother me at all. I already have three guitars, and more important things in my life to be concerned with.
     
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