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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Fred Rogers, Aug 1, 2019.
It's all about the money............always is......
I stopped the video and it seems the ones I could see were Epiphones. Still a waste though.........
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
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.
"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.”
Surprised this hasn't been posted yet.
Because it's a God-aweful song. I like some John Hiatt, but I really can't stand his singing on that one.
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.
“was an ugly tree anyway”
And ALL the other songs posted here are perfect, beautiful gems?
I read Gibson said they were defective and somehow could be harmful. Whatever. They're theirs to do with as they wish.
Because some chemical in a capacitor was found by the state of California to be a suspected cancer-causing agent?
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.)
How much longer can the planet handle this kind of waste & stupidity.
...or a tax thing, to write them off as a loss.
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.
These particular guitars were lent to sarcophagus builders in Chernobyl while they were building the new 100-year sarcophagus.
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.
That video doesn't bother me at all. I already have three guitars, and more important things in my life to be concerned with.