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GUITARS IN THE NEWS! #3001256 07/31/19 11:09 PM
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Re: GUITARS IN THE NEWS! [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3001327 08/01/19 06:54 AM
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Update:

Here is the complete release from Gibson about the strange guitar destruction video. The second part also addresses the company's commitment to charity:

"The Firebird X destruction video that surfaced months ago was an isolated batch of Firebird X models built in 2009-2011 which were unsalvageable and damaged with unsafe components. This isolated group of Firebird X models were unable to be donated for any purpose and were destroyed accordingly.

Gibson recently announced its re-launch of the Gibson Foundation. Since 2002, the Gibson Foundation has provided thousands of guitars and donations to schools and charities in excess of $30 million. As a starting point, Gibson has committed to giving a guitar-a-day away over the next 1000 days. 100% of donations to the Gibson Foundation go directly towards giving the gift of music, re-affirming Gibson’s commitment to giving back, helping under-served music education programs, empowering music culture and encouraging the creation of music."

Re: GUITARS IN THE NEWS! [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3001339 08/01/19 12:57 PM
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Trogly thinks it is related to the Memphis closure based on other video 'BJ World' put on YouTube. It looks like he may work for the demolition company.


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Re: GUITARS IN THE NEWS! [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3001354 08/01/19 02:00 PM
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Re: GUITARS IN THE NEWS! [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3001378 08/01/19 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by GuardiansGuitar
"The Firebird X destruction video that surfaced months ago was an isolated batch of Firebird X models built in 2009-2011 which were unsalvageable and damaged with unsafe components. "

"Unsalvageable?" I wonder what could have been that wrong...? idk

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Re: GUITARS IN THE NEWS! [Re: GuardiansGuitar] #3001407 08/01/19 07:47 PM
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Its Gibson. More like do not want to salvage .... Or not cost effective to salvage. A good friend of my tech did manage to buy a 50 gallon barrel of intact vintage wiring harnesses out of Guitars that didn't pass quality. They just chucked the guts into a barrel and saw up the guitars. It was nuts. You were talking old PAFs. It's crazy but it must make sense because of labor cost or I would hope they wouldn't do things that way.

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