Skip to comments.Gibson Competitor is Dem Donor;Uses Same Wood, ExperiencedNo Federal Raids
Posted on 08/27/2011 10:52:16 PM PDT by Nachum
Via Andrew Lawton at Landmark Report: One of Gibsons leading competitors is C.F. Martin & Company. The C.E.O., Chris Martin IV, is a long-time Democratic supporter, with $35,400 in contributions to Democratic candidates and the DNC over the past couple of elections (though, to be fair, he did donate a whopping $750 to Republican Congressmen in the 90s.) According to C.F. Martins catalog, several of their guitars contain ''East Indian Rosewood.' In case you were wondering, that is the exact same wood in at least ten of Gibsons guitars. If true, it adds another piece to an increasingly disturbing puzzle.
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Martin makes an excellent acoustic guitar but I wouldn't call them a "leading competitor" of Gibson. Martin's annual gross sales wouldn't make a rounding error on Gibson's books.
Does this mean I have to turn in my Les Paul or risk having Customs bust my door down?
Just get a tele and call it a day.
The rumor that seems to best suggest the reason for the problem is that Gibson, being unable to get the kind of finish they want on the rare rosewood from woodworkers in India, reprocesses the pieces in the USA. India had no complaints — its rule that rosewood imported from India must be finished in India had been met, and an Indian woodworker has a job — but some trouble maker (probably not connected with Martin) still claimed Gibson had violated the Lacey act.
“Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.”
US gov’t resources being used on behalf of Indian law? What a political vendetta. Obama, you suck.
I guess Gibson had better get their heads on straight and start spreading some of the love in 2012.
It is after all, an election year. :)
“Just get a tele and call it a day.”
YES! I have 5 Teles! There’s an old SG in a closet somewhere. I abdo-lutely hate the sound of humbucking pickups! The only Gibson pickup worth a damn is a P-90!
I love my Martin, I now feel dirty playing it.
Careful1! Obama will “Redistribute” those Teles’ to the Fenderless!
Or just get a Charvel Model 5FX W/Floyd like me and call it good ;)
Welcome to fascism-Democrat style.
Any history book will tell you how this works, folks
I've heard it said that part of the reason a Stradivarius is a Stradivarius is the finish.
Not hard to imagine these modern bureaucrats trying to tell Antonio Stradivari how he must make violins.
Gibson Guitar CEO: We’re Under Attack By Obama Administration
In the immortal words of Johnny Chung:
“I see the White House is like a subway, you have to put in coins to open the gates.”
What was true during the Clinton years is true even more today.
No, it means donate to the Democraps or risk having Customs bust your door down. If not the Les Paul, they'll come up with something else.
I’ve heard it said that part of the reason a Stradivarius is a Stradivarius is the finish.
It’s been documented that the reason a Strad sounds the way it does is because of the aging process of the wood ,, a fungus attacked the wood store used at the strad workshop,, a fungus that only eats the center of each cell leaving the walls (and therefore the strength) intact... The wood was as strong as before but much lighter and therefore reacts with more brilliance and amplitude.
Instruments created today with similar wood sound fabulous.
“Just get a tele and call it a day.”
Mass produced in Mexico.