AMEN to that, the biggest faker of talent ever ... copy-cat of everyone else's style and none of his own. Enormous ego to boot. And what the hell is it with Gibson and Mega Has-been "Slash" aka Saul Hudson?? I've had early teen student 10 times more inventive than this poser.But.... it's showing Joe B.... ruins the credibility of the article.
Every era in charge at Gibson has thrown away stuff that would make you cry...Kalamazoo, Nashville, and even Heritage."It’s my understanding that Stan Rendell, who was the President of Gibson at the time, ordered the purge in about 1971. I don’t know his reasoning, and he’s not around to ask. I’m sure it would have been, quite literally, thrown in the trash."
If a company is on shaky ground and everything is going to get tossed or liquidated anyway, what a better time to go ahead and just start taking things, right? Especially if it's just a little old dusty ledger. That's why I think there is a good chance it was stolen, because someone knew how important that book was and did not want to see it get tossed.Think somebody already mentioned but why would someone steal a ledger from a company that-at the time was not exactly doing well? Gibson was lucky to survive as a business. None of this hype about Les Paul's came until years later so why steal what would have been a worthless ledger at the time? It's been lost, tossed, destroyed, etc.
It's really no surprise... and not unique to this industry.Every era in charge at Gibson has thrown away stuff that would make you cry...Kalamazoo, Nashville, and even Heritage.
True horror stories.
I'm not referring to "record keeping," I'm referring to parts, equipment, artwork, guitars, pretty much any and everything.Old records are purged by companies every day.
In 1961, 1971, and even 1981, these were just "old guitars"... and to wit, the LP being one that was discontinued for (as of 1971) the majority of Gibson's history.
You know what...i didnt come to this thread to argue with anyone.It seems Tim Shaw was wrong in his ASSUMPTION. lol.