Gibson ‘running out of time — rapidly’

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  1. Crotch

    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    So have their customers
     
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  2. ErictheRed

    ErictheRed Senior Member

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    We've been hearing stuff like this for a while, we'll see if this is substantially different.
     
  3. NewDayHappy

    NewDayHappy Senior Member

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    Yes. Epiphone is great and all but I think Fender has a great business model that Gibson should copy. Make guitars all across the globe, Mexico, Japan, Korea. For every price point, Gibson needs to have guitars there.

    It's too late though, it's over.
     
  4. defcrew

    defcrew Senior Member

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    Bill's brother Bill?
     
  5. Howard2k

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    No, the other Bill.
     
  6. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    Henry has a lot of bills.
     
  7. Crotch

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    Henry owes a lot of bills
     
  9. fleahead

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    Not to sound horrible, but I was so angry at Henry for the way he was treating all of us - from management and sales force that was DEDICATED to Gibson's success in the 90's to the lowly line workers, that I promised myself I would live to see the day that that fucker lost everything. It's been a long time coming and I hope he gets used to the taste of a big ol' shit sandwich.

    A LOT of people who bled Gibson got fucked, thrown under the bus or treated like scum. It's the least he deserves.
     
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  10. Stevie 202

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    Gibson owes shitloads of money

    Has no cash...

    Loans coming due...

    Henry be fukked.
     
  11. TheX

    TheX Voice of Reason

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    And I'm spending the day looking for great deals on used Gibbys. Bound to be someone that needs to pay rent. I'm not flipping anymore so now it's *collecting*.

    I would hate to see Gibson fold or somehow get chopped up and handed out to others, but...I have pretty much all I need.
     
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  12. NewDayHappy

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    It's a hard-knock life for us
    It's a hard-knock life for us
    'Stead of treated
    We get tricked
    'Stead of kisses
    We get kicked
    It's the hard-knock life
    Don't if feel like the wind is always howl'n?
    Don't it seem like there's never any light!
    Once a day, don't you wanna throw the towel in?
    It's easier than puttin' up a fight
    No one's there when your dreams at night get creepy
    No one cares if you grow or if you shrink
    Empty belly life
    Rotten smelly life
    Full of sorrow life
    No tomorrow life
    Santa Claus we never see
    Santa Claus, what's that?
    Who's he?
    No one cares for you a smidge
    When you're a foster kid
    It's the hard-knock life
    Make my bathroom shine
    But don't touch my medicine cabinet
    It's a hard-knock life for us
    It's a hard-knock life for us
    'Stead of treated
    We get tricked
    'Stead of kisses
    We get kicked
    It's the hard-knock life for us
    It's the hard-knock life for us
    No one cares for you a smidge
    When you're a foster kid
    It's the hard-knock life
    It's the hard-knock life
     
  13. Caleb

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    @Tone deaf , where the hell are you? Explaining this stuff to us dummies is one of your most important functions here. :laugh2:
     
  14. Malikon

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    looks like Gibson credit is so bad they're going to have a very bad time trying to transfer their debt. (paying down a credit card with another card)....from what I can tell.

    +1 on Tonedeaf and his important function. :laugh2:

    Yeah Henry's going to feel really bad driving off into the sunset in his Rolls Royce with his personal millions. :laugh2:

    Gibson might go under but ol' Henry is going to be just fine. Better believe it. He may do stupid things with his company but I'd bet real money he's not a stupid man.
     
  15. redcoats1976

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    better get it soon.i got mine.
     
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  16. Caleb

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    So you're saying this is a bad idea? Well shit. :laugh2:
     
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  17. MikeyTheCat

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    I got two lovely Gibsons, so I'm good. And that's the problem. Outside of my house burning down my two Gibsons, along with my PRS, will be staying with me for decades to come.
    I think HJ was on a good roll for awhile with the collectors market and then getting a Les Paul or SG into the hands of anyone who wanted one with all the budget models, but...., then all those people are satisfied and stop buying, or are not satisfied and flood the market with used almost like new guitars.
    HJ should have tried making Gibsons scarce and top of the line, but that wouldn't have funded his expansion.

    By the way...
    Cue The Finns theme music.
     
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  18. SteveGangi

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    That has been an issue for years, and Henry ignored those saying he should make his guitars more available to mom 'n pop stores in smaller cities, and ease up on the "requirements" to be a seller. Simply not enough outlets. And PRS and Fender etc rushed to fill the gap.

    But he was always an arrogant cuss who knows better than everyone else in the world.
     
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  19. Malikon

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    if I'm reading it right?

    Tone Deaf needed in aisle MLP


    :naughty: ..I ordered one last night. :thumb:

     
  20. Marshall & Moonshine

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    It’s almost as if they should have just stuck to making good guitars.
    Weird.
    If rich people are so stupid, why can’t I be rich? I’m stupid.
     

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