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Too big to fail. Stop worrying Steadly. There will always be lots of new Gibson Brand guitars for you to purchase in the future.
A guitar company going out of business would be the last thing I would worry about. I would feel bad for the employees but as Sulphur says below, they would be purchased by someone and continue to manufacture guitars, albeit likely on a different scale.


The name would be bought out, if worse came to worse.
 

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Stead, I am getting visions of you dancing gleefully around a big bonfire, on your front lawn :D
 

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Stead, I am getting visions of you dancing gleefully around a big bonfire, on your front lawn :D
I hope they don't keep you awake at night.:D
 
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A guitar company going out of business would be the last thing I would worry about. I would feel bad for the employees but as Sulphur says below, they would be purchased by someone and continue to manufacture guitars, albeit likely on a different scale.
Also under a different mandate. If you think Gibson quality is not as good as it could be now, wait until they restart and become a sticker on a Chinese guitar.
 

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Also under a different mandate. If you think Gibson quality is not as good as it could be now, wait until they restart and become a sticker on a Chinese guitar.
Don't kid yourself. They have grown light years in a very short period of time, That, and their consistency is on the mark. It used to be consistently shitty, but now it is consistently good or very good. Not hit and miss like Gibson has been. MiC has every opportunity to become MIJ
 
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Don't kid yourself. They have grown light years in a very short period of time, That, and their consistency is on the mark. It used to be consistently shitty, but now it is consistently good or very good. Not hit and miss like Gibson has been. MiC has every opportunity to become MIJ
What am I kidding myself about?
 

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I don't know what the future holds for Gibson but the recent pushback from the retailers might have some insight on what's to come. Dave Guitars's was a surprise when they renounced their dealership agreement with Gibson as they were part of the big four Gibson cartel. I just got a note from a rep. at Willcutt Guitars that they have parted ways with Gibson as well.

Perhaps the strategy is to push stock via the GC's and Sam Ash big box stores but from what I understand, they are struggling as well.
 

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I don't know what the future holds for Gibson but the recent pushback from the retailers might have some insight on what's to come. Dave Guitars's was a surprise when they renounced their dealership agreement with Gibson as they were part of the big four Gibson cartel. I just got a note from a rep. at Willcutt Guitars that they have parted ways with Gibson as well.

Perhaps the strategy is to push stock via the GC's and Sam Ash big box stores but from what I understand, they are struggling as well.
From what I've read, their requirements for dealers are fairly draconian, so I'm not completely shocked that some dealers are dropping them.
 

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What's extra funny about Bolero's post, is I do have a fire pit, but it's in the back yard. We are planning a corn boil for when we get back from Ontario. I might be playing and singing but I doubt I'll be dong any dancing even though my wife says I am a great dancer..............................................from the waist up.:)
 
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They are desperate for cash to settle ballooning debt (witness the new, low-cost Maestro line at WalMart) and are also dumping real estate in Nashville.
 
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