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Gibson Competitor is Dem Donor;Uses Same Wood, ExperiencedNo Federal Raids
Big Hollywood ^ | 8/26/11 | John Nolte

Posted on 08/27/2011 10:52:16 PM PDT by Nachum

Via Andrew Lawton at Landmark Report: One of Gibson’s 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. Martin’s 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 Gibson’s guitars. If true, it adds another piece to an increasingly disturbing puzzle.

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1 posted on 08/27/2011 10:52:20 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 08/27/2011 10:53:23 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
One of Gibson’s leading competitors is C.F. Martin & Company.

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.

3 posted on 08/27/2011 11:01:02 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: Nachum

Does this mean I have to turn in my Les Paul or risk having Customs bust my door down?


4 posted on 08/27/2011 11:01:48 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: randog

Just get a tele and call it a day.


5 posted on 08/27/2011 11:05:52 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: Nachum

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.


6 posted on 08/27/2011 11:10:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Nachum

“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.”

Daniel Webster


7 posted on 08/27/2011 11:25:03 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Nachum

US gov’t resources being used on behalf of Indian law? What a political vendetta. Obama, you suck.


8 posted on 08/27/2011 11:25:41 PM PDT by spyone (ridiculum)
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To: Nachum

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. :)


9 posted on 08/27/2011 11:26:29 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: chasio649

“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!


10 posted on 08/27/2011 11:46:06 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SeeSharp

I love my Martin, I now feel dirty playing it.


11 posted on 08/27/2011 11:52:42 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Careful1! Obama will “Redistribute” those Teles’ to the Fenderless!

Or just get a Charvel Model 5FX W/Floyd like me and call it good ;)


12 posted on 08/28/2011 12:20:17 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Nachum

Welcome to fascism-Democrat style.

Any history book will tell you how this works, folks


13 posted on 08/28/2011 12:38:51 AM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
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.

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.

14 posted on 08/28/2011 1:15:58 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (At best, all the Republicans are willing to give the Federal Behemoth is a slight haircut.)
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To: Nachum

Gibson Guitar CEO: We’re Under Attack By Obama Administration

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=45796


15 posted on 08/28/2011 3:10:42 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Nachum

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.


16 posted on 08/28/2011 3:23:06 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: randog
Does this mean I have to turn in my Les Paul or risk having Customs bust my door down

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.

17 posted on 08/28/2011 3:55:41 AM PDT by magslinger (I love that the FR spell check still flags Obama as a spelling error.)
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To: EternalVigilance

I’ve heard it said that part of the reason a Stradivarius is a Stradivarius is the finish.
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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.


18 posted on 08/28/2011 4:05:35 AM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: randog
If you take it out of the country be careful
19 posted on 08/28/2011 4:27:22 AM PDT by sharpee
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To: chasio649

“Just get a tele and call it a day.”

Mass produced in Mexico.


20 posted on 08/28/2011 4:32:14 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin 2012 - Nothing but Net)
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To: Nachum
''East Indian Rosewood.' In case you were wondering, that is the exact same wood in at least ten of Gibson’s guitars.

If true, it adds another piece to an increasingly disturbing puzzle.

No puzzle, just Chicagoland shakedown and politics.

21 posted on 08/28/2011 5:09:09 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Big Giant Head

Ping


22 posted on 08/28/2011 5:11:07 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: randog
Does this mean I have to turn in my Les Paul or risk having Customs bust my door down?

It means you ought to be real careful about bringing it out of the country.

23 posted on 08/28/2011 5:24:44 AM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: Nachum
Gibson Competitor is Dem Donor; Uses Same Wood, Experienced No Federal Raids
One of Gibson’s leading competitors is C.F. Martin & Company....

Dear new media Bloggers, please stop this error in your reporting>

C.F. Martin is Not a competitor - leading or otherwise - of Gibson Guitars, honest. Really. Do some fact checking.

C.F. Martin makes Acoustic Guitars, exclusively, and darn good ones. Gibson makes *mostly* Electric Guitars, and darn good ones.

The real "leading competitor" to Gibson Guitar and their Les Paul and 'SG' models is Fender Guitar Co and their Electric Guitars like the Stratocaster and Telecaster models. Gibson also makes great semi-hollow body electrics like the ES-335 'dot', and BB King's ES-345 'Lucille'.

I'm not saying Gibson is NOT unfairly being singled out by the G, while Martin is getting a pass for using the same exotic woods. But please Blogger guys, stop with the 'leading competitor' stuff. Okay?

an aside;
Many famous 'Rock Guitar gods' like Eric Clapton start out playing a Gibson Les Paul. But then later switch to the Fender 'Strat' for the different sound it makes a from the Les Paul. Every guitar has its own sound, something my wife 'can't get' and wonders why I need Six Guitars. (actually Five. I have a Takamine acoustic I haven't touched for yeeears and want to sell)

24 posted on 08/28/2011 5:40:54 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: DYngbld

Only play country music on it that ought to piss off the dems


25 posted on 08/28/2011 6:19:52 AM PDT by badpacifist (All species have subspecies... in some species the subspecies appears to be the dominate one.)
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To: Nachum
This outrage is a just the thuggish continuation of this Administration's ongoing legal, personal and economic attack on it's political enemies.

Remember when the feds took over GM and Chrysler and the new Auto Czar took his little list and shut down thousands of dealerships around the country and surprise? surprise?, yep, 99.5% of them were GOP donors?

The same thing is at work here except on a smaller scale.

Uncle Joe Stalin would be proud of the Obama Administration. Proud! The only thing missing is sending political opponents off to the gulags and who knows how far behind that is at this point? From the sounds of it, not far. The DOJ is behind this trumped up outrage and everybody knows who is the prosecutor for the federal prison system!

26 posted on 08/28/2011 6:42:12 AM PDT by Gritty (We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Condor51

I remember a college roommate who played a Yamaha 12 string. He finally saved enough to buy a Martin 12 string. What an amazing difference.


27 posted on 08/28/2011 7:37:41 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: randog
Does this mean I have to turn in my Les Paul or risk having Customs bust my door down?

No, you can pay a fine and get grandfathered in. Make your check out for $2,000 and submit it to "Democratic National Committee, Washington, DC...."

28 posted on 08/28/2011 8:15:03 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: spyone
US gov’t resources being used on behalf of Indian law?

No, that's actually their position. Committing an act that is against the law of another country is a US crime! Bizarre. Makes a mockery of the whole concept of jurisdiction. What if Uzbekistan outlaws Islam? Or tyranny, for that matter? Are they gonna go arrest The Won?

29 posted on 08/28/2011 8:18:31 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: aruanan

Yeah, that’s like going from a Mustang to a Lamborghini


30 posted on 08/28/2011 11:22:31 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Nachum

The DOJ should just cut the BS and cite Gibson for their REAL “crime”-—Failure to contribute to the DNC.


31 posted on 08/28/2011 11:28:26 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (aka Big Daddy Goo-Goo)
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To: Nachum
Sounds like the dirty dealings with the Clintons and Indonesian coal.

http://www.apfn.org/apfn/lippo.htm

32 posted on 08/28/2011 11:32:06 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: EternalVigilance

There’s a grain of truth to that, though I don’t know of anyone who has been able to prove he has duplicated the finish of these famous violins.

However, it’s not uncommon to find that when a newly built, unfinished violin is tested before finishing, the tester reports it sounds better than the typical finished violin.


33 posted on 08/28/2011 1:13:26 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: EQAndyBuzz

As they say...get a Mexican made Fender made by Mexicans or get an American made Fender made by Mexicans.


34 posted on 08/28/2011 3:04:42 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649

I’m already there bro!


35 posted on 08/28/2011 8:24:53 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Nachum

Holy cow! You can’t even be a gee-tar playin’ hippie without worrying that your axe is doing irreparable harm to Mudder Erf!


36 posted on 08/28/2011 11:12:46 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Or better yet, a Bösendorfer Imperial! :-)


37 posted on 08/29/2011 12:30:52 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.
38 posted on 08/29/2011 2:16:44 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Nachum

The Tyrant’s AG: ”Laws and American economy matter not.
HE is your King."

39 posted on 08/29/2011 4:06:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: chasio649
Just get a tele and call it a day.

Nah, if anyone's looking for an alternative to a Les Paul, they should look at Yamaha's SG(SBG)2000. Amazing, amazing guitar, and I finally got my hands on one of the reissues several years ago.

I've traded many guitars over the years, including great Gibson LPs and SGs, but I would NEVER let go of the Yamaha.

All the best to Gibson, though, and I hope they kick the Obama DOJ's arse in court.

40 posted on 08/29/2011 5:17:05 AM PDT by AnglePark
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To: Nachum

The point of this raid was to deliver a messageand teach a lesson. Expect to see more of the same as election day 2012 gets closer.


41 posted on 08/29/2011 5:25:00 AM PDT by sport
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To: All

and people wonder why those CEOs came out publicly and stated they would not support any pro-American, pro-business candidates. They don’t want to suffer this fate.


42 posted on 08/29/2011 5:31:28 AM PDT by newnhdad
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To: Nachum

We are a BANANA REPUBLIC.....with NO bananas.


43 posted on 08/29/2011 6:29:50 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Nachum

This is atlas shrugged.


44 posted on 08/29/2011 7:21:00 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
This is atlas shrugged.

On steroids.

45 posted on 08/29/2011 7:51:22 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Nachum

Very similar to the repeated investigations vs. Toyota after the 0bama Regime took control of GM. Of COURSE it’s all coincidence... /s


46 posted on 08/29/2011 7:51:54 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?I wonder whatl)
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To: AnglePark

Rickenbacker.

Made in the USA.


47 posted on 08/29/2011 12:30:14 PM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: BrewingFrog
Rickenbacker.

Great guitar -- had one (350) for about 10 years, but rarely picked it up, unfortunately. Still prefer the tone and sustain of the SG2000 -- it's the best guitar I've ever owned.

48 posted on 08/29/2011 1:01:04 PM PDT by AnglePark
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To: Nachum

Doesn’t Fender use the same rosewood Gibson uses?


49 posted on 08/31/2011 11:52:19 PM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: Cymbaline

Yep.


50 posted on 08/31/2011 11:58:35 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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