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Saw this posted to a FB buy/sell group. That sucks.

I'm not the biggest fan of Gibson (chances are those were hanging at the front, they usually are) but any guitar lost to any tragedy doesn't help anyone!
 

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Forget about the guitars; the important thing is that no one was hurt.
 
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I know that store. The closest guitars to the entrance are ~20 feet away.
If anything, the impact would have knocked the guitars off of their hangers.

 

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I know that store. The closest guitars to the entrance are ~20 feet away.
If anything, the impact would have knocked the guitars off of their hangers.

Probably exactly what happened.
That impact probably destroyed the pedal case and as you said impact jarred all the guitars off the front counter wall display

Edit, that may have also affected the acoustic room. Along that wall were the Gibson, Martin and Taylor's
 

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Scratch and dent sale starts this weekend...

But like Stead said, at least nobody was hurt
 

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Being the young one that I am, and only having driven for 40+ years and fifty-eleven-brazillion miles, I'm not too sure about the foot slipped off the pedal excuse, but I suppose it's possible.

I agree with others, thank goodness no one was hurt, all the rest is just stuff.
 

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Being the young one that I am, and only having driven for 40+ years and fifty-eleven-brazillion miles, I'm not too sure about the foot slipped off the pedal excuse, but I suppose it's possible.

I agree with others, thank goodness no one was hurt, all the rest is just stuff.
It doesn't matter if that is the excuse or not. In the eyes of the law, the driver did not have control of the vehicle and is at fault.
 

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Being the young one that I am, and only having driven for 40+ years and fifty-eleven-brazillion miles, I'm not too sure about the foot slipped off the pedal excuse, but I suppose it's possible.

I agree with others, thank goodness no one was hurt, all the rest is just stuff.
I've seen it happen before. Young or old. It happens
 

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Maybe it was a door crasher sale. And maybe the driver was a drummer.
 

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I'm surprised that we're over a dozen posts in & there hasn't been a weak Gibson headstock slag yet.....

Someone drove a car through the ground floor window of a dental office in Oakville a few years ago. Octogenarian got confused & thought he was in reverse, drove the big old boat right up onto the chair. Fortunately the hygienist was on the ball & pulled the patient up by his shoulders.
 

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At least they aren't blaming the vehicle. That was the bad driver's ploy in the 80's, initially with Audi and then Ford and few others got blamed as well. It was proven over and over again that the vehicle could not override the brakes if in fact they were fully deployed, but the bad drivers still wanted some sort of out. They would never admit they couldn't tell the throttle from the brake pedal.

We are now reaching a point, with vehicle automation, where a car's brakes can probably be over-ridden so I suppose that 'defense' will make a return.
 
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