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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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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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