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Gibson files for bankruptcy
May 2nd, 2018 at 12:46am
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If you like rock or blues then you like the sound of Gibson, even if you don't know it.

The guy who promised to teach me to play had a beat up old Les Paul. (It didn't work out, mainly because he seemed to fervently believe that the student's nudity was important to the learning process.) Sigh... I loved that guitar.
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Reply #1 - May 2nd, 2018 at 8:38pm
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Reply #2 - May 3rd, 2018 at 8:46am
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Good biz opportunity for Sir Mick?  Or did he pass?
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Was hoping this was about Mel.....not the guitar company
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Reply #4 - May 3rd, 2018 at 11:06am
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andrews27 wrote on May 3rd, 2018 at 8:46am:
Good biz opportunity for Sir Mick?  Or did he pass?

I wouldn't know. But I suppose if you're a billionaire you need to figure out something to do with your money. In his place I'd keep just about 4 million, give some away, then go ahead and split the rest among the kids (see which ones remain affectionate afterward). But I'm definitely not a high roller and I don't need someone to spend money on (or on me), as Gorda suggested. Saving a legendary guitar company from closing down is as good a way to spend your money as any, I guess, and certainly better than some.

gimmekeef wrote on May 3rd, 2018 at 9:50am:
Was hoping this was about Mel.....not the guitar company


Lol! Unfortunately, no.
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Reply #5 - May 3rd, 2018 at 2:20pm
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I blame Guitar Hero...I hear about local guitar shops closing up all the time  because folks would rather buy guitar hero instead of a nice axe to wail on...AND...no lessons required...

Same thing happened with the accordion...you dont see those shops anymore, do you?!?
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.....There's an Accordion Hero game?
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Paranoid Android wrote on May 3rd, 2018 at 2:20pm:
Same thing happened with the accordion...you dont see those shops anymore, do you?!?



You have to get down here to see some quality accordians:



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Reply #8 - May 4th, 2018 at 9:04pm
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Are you sure it wasn't Weird Al Yankovic that killed the accordion market. After seeing his mastery on that instrument, there was no going back. The gamut had been crossed. No more.
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Reply #9 - May 5th, 2018 at 8:30am
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Paranoid Android wrote on May 3rd, 2018 at 2:20pm:

Same thing happened with the accordion...you dont see those shops anymore, do you?!?


Did someone say accordion?  Los Orignales de San Juan-"Nariz de 45" (Lyrics:  "I snorted to much blow, so I had to get a nose job . . .")  I swear to God that is a true translation of the beginning lyrics!  Ask VooDoo?

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Reply #10 - May 5th, 2018 at 5:14pm
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«After playing the accordion in "Baby Snakes", Frank [Zappa] comments that the most important thing about the instrument, is the way the "air smells, when it leaves the holes."»

http://forum.zappa.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17907



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MrPleasant wrote on May 5th, 2018 at 5:14pm:
«After playing the accordion in "Baby Snakes", Frank [Zappa] comments that the most important thing about the instrument, is the way the "air smells, when it leaves the holes."»

http://forum.zappa.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=17907





He must have been using the Joey model......
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Reply #12 - May 13th, 2018 at 7:03am
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This is a shame. There was a documentary about how the guitars are made, each one individually crafted and there is a lot of work that goes into every guitar. Maybe they didn't price them high enough? Or maybe they priced them too high? I have no idea but it costs a lot to make them so quality has its price.
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