A Tale of Two Guitar Manufacturers

In which Heinrich Holder’s Gestapo once again demonstrates that it is utterly out of control.

One might wonder why Heinrich Holder decided that Gibson Guitars should be raided and their property seized (twice!) with no other reason given than the wood they’d imported might not have been exported in full accordance with the exporting country’s laws, Holder’s Gestapo isn’t quite sure about that but it might be the case, something that Gibson had no way of knowing, while its principal competitor, C.F. Martin & Company, wasn’t thusly attacked by Holder’s Brownshirts in spite of the fact that they use the exact same wood in their production.

One might, until one discovers that Gibson is a Republican donor, while C.F. Martin is an NSDWP donor.

Then it all becomes much, much clearer.

Thatisall.

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    One might, until one discovers that Gibson is a Republican donor, while C.F. Martin is an NSDWP donor.

    damn, I got a Gibson AND a Martin……what to do, what to do. Guess I’ll play Ted Nugent songs on the Martin!!

    Given that the feds now like to call themselves “The Federal Family”, I guess we should remember that quote from the Godfather: “Never go against the Family”

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    BigDogg growls and barks:

    I used to have a Martin Dreadnought, and was thinking about eventually getting another one … until now.

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    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    BigDogg says:

    I used to have a Martin Dreadnought, and was thinking about eventually getting another one … until now.

    I’ll be getting a new 12 string sometime this fall, it will not be a Martin now. I think I may have to take a pretty picture of a my new Gibson when I get it and send them a note WHY they didn’t get my business.

    It’s bad enough spending my hard earned money with someone who donates to the GOP….. I’ll be damned if I spend it with someone who gives it to the DemonRats.

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    LC George, Apocryphal Prophet growls and barks:

    If they really want to do things the Chicago way…

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    Sir Fresh Sign growls and barks:

    Makes me feel better about buying all those Gibsons a few years ago, and never having owned a Martin.. Martin’s to me, though i realize they play and sound well, don’t have the visual appeal to me that ones made in Bozeman do…

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    LC Gladiator growls and barks:

    Perry is being taken out of context a great deal here lately. That’s because he can unseat Obama, and they know it. Conservatives had better figure out fast that he is the one who can give Obama a ticket back to Chicago. There is no greater danger than letting Obama have four more years. Stop looking for that perfect candidate and instead look at who can defeat Obama. Rick Perry is a conservative who will bring true hope and optimism back to America. He will get government out of the way of business so prosperity can return and people can get back to work. That should appeal to out-of-work liberals as well. Do you want a greener more socialistic world, or do you want a job?

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    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan says:

    I’ll be getting a new 12 string sometime this fall, it will not be a Martin now.

    Check out the Taylor’s, great action and they sound great…..they look really cool too

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    Pretty hard to be more blatant than this. Add to it that Gibson moved to a right to work state get away from the unions. Just like Jaybear said up in 1, “the Family”, they never forget.

    And yet, not a peep from the lame streamers. How curious. :em04:

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    FrankOK growls and barks:

    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan says:

    I’ll be getting a new 12 string sometime this fall, it will not be a Martin now.

    May I suggest a Guild? Their F212F or F512 is really close to the F212 I bought brand new in 1968 – and still play. They’re quite a bit cheaper than a Martin and I believe they’re still USA made.

    Mine’s still very brilliant in tone – check ’em out.

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    Sir Fresh Sign growls and barks:

    Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery says:

    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan says:

    I’ll be getting a new 12 string sometime this fall, it will not be a Martin now.

    Check out the Taylor’s, great action and they sound great…..they look really cool too

    Also give Breedlove 12 strings a shot.. i got a midrange one, around $800 that is not fully American made, but much less than the fully American Breedloves.. they look stunning too, and the action and electronics are excellent

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    tweell growls and barks:

    Taylors are very nice instruments, better than Martins or Gibsons in my opinion. Just don’t fly United with one!

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    While off reading the indicated item about Eric Van Dropper’s Injustice, I came across links to articles about the Neu-Jorkische Beobachter‘s libel & ultimately to this writeup on the origin of the Koch/Tea Party canard. (If DJ ever returns, he should probably read it.) That falsehood aside, I think we’d all enjoy remodeling the subject’s physiognomy/physique.

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    LC LittleRott84 Imperial DJ growls and barks:

    I wonder where Kramer stands on this. I myself have a Kramer Focus, which looks like a Strat and sounds like one, but is much less expensive (I got it for less than a hundred dollars, and a “real” Strat can cost $300 or so).

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    LC Gregory growls and barks:

    There’s more to this than just donations to the DemonRats.

    Taylor, Martin, Fender, Ovation – all the same. All made in states controlled by Big Labor.

    ONLY Gibson, made in Tennessee, is made in a Right To Work State.

    Think that doesn’t single them out? Ask Boeing’s South Carolina Would-Be Workforce.