The New Gibson CEO is...

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  1. Dave_W

    Dave_W Senior Member

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    From the Nashville Post article today:

    Speaking to the Post, Curleigh said he is excited about the health of Gibson’s core business of manufacturing instruments and related equipment and sees some similarities between his time at Levi’s and what he is preparing for with Gibson. Both brands, he said, took their leadership for granted and lost touch with their customers. The opportunity is there, he said, to refocus on both the core connections Gibson has with its customers and to truly grow its markets over time.

    He clearly understands what happened and what needs to be done. Let's hope he gets it done.
     
  2. Brians Evil Twin

    Brians Evil Twin Poophoria Sōtō Zen V.I.P. Member

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    Not me. The J45/50 is "the" Gibson acoustic to own unless you have to have a bunch of unnecessary bling.

    It's Gibson's workhorse guit, and that's refreshing to see from the CEO as opposed to diamond-encrusted SGs that Henry was endorsing.

    I hope he does us proud.

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  3. efstop

    efstop Senior Member

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    Gibson builds lots of J-45s: the J-15, J-29 and J-35 are all really J-45s with different woods or finishes to suit certain tastes. All with hand scalloped x-bracing or the 1930's advanced x-bracing.

    I have a J-29 but I'd love to have an old J-45 in my collection.
     
  4. mudface

    mudface Senior Member

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    Maybe he will give $100 Taco Bell gift cards with every purchase.
     
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  5. Danelectro

    Danelectro V.I.P. Member

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    With the new management team in place, Henry is going to have more free time on his hands to perfect his chops. Look out Bonamassa, there's a new kid in town!!!

     
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  6. Marshall & Moonshine

    Marshall & Moonshine Senior Member

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    Got sick of telling the guitar player “I can’t hear you!”
     
  7. Chicago John

    Chicago John Senior Member

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    cjpeck Senior Member

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    I prefer the maple back and sides. The extra big super jumbo body with those woods are just fantastic. CFMartin can go suck an egg.
     
  9. James R

    James R Premium Member

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    You can buy a pair of Levi’s in Walmart these days...
     
  10. Mr Insane

    Mr Insane Senior Member

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    the picture reminded me of Nicholas Cage
     
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  11. parts

    parts Senior Member

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    Henry even flunked out of Henry Kaiser guitar for the musically unfortunate..
     
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  12. Slick

    Slick Senior Member

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    That's what I thought too
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  13. lespaulfreak93

    lespaulfreak93 Senior Member

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    Looks promising, let's hope for the best. Seems like a guy with brains, unlike the previous guy.

    I wonder if they had a "Henry's finally gone" party.
     
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  14. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    We shall be waiting for a "New member" to sign up then.
     
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    rxbandit Senior Member

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    I was expecting bad, and that was even worse than expected.
     
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  16. Uncle Vinnie

    Uncle Vinnie Premium Member

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    I hope he keeps Gibson out of politics.

    Levis was rabidly anti-gun and was a sponsor of anti-gun activities such as Million Mom March and other such nonsense.
     
  17. Dilemma

    Dilemma Loud Pipes Ruin Naps Premium Member

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    Maybe he’s already here hiding in plain sight.

    What if it’s,,,,,, FEZZ!
     
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  18. Olds442

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    i think it's great news. hoping for the best here.
     
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  19. Uncle Vinnie

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    And all he can afford is a Big Muff?
     
  20. Crotch

    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Premium Member

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    Who needs Levis

     

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