Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Re: You've got to be joking, right?
Ummmm - yeah, I saw that, and it just confirmed my (and a lot of other people's) opinion that good old Henry Juskewitz (sic) is as mad as a church hare. Henry comes from corporate world, he's basically a thinly disguised stockbroker, and he's just tickled pink that he gets to hang out with the stars these days instead of a bunch of blokes in black suits - trouble is, Henry can't tell the difference between a "celebrity" and a musician.
I knew Gibson was doomed when I read somewhere that Henry wanted buying a Gibson to be a "lifestyle choice", reflecting the upwardly mobile aspirations of the kind of people he reckons should be buying his guitars.
Come to think of it, maybe that explains why most Gibsons (including Custom Shop models) are unplayable when they arrive in your local store - they don't have to be, because their not built for musicians anymore.....
Wake up Henry!
In the meantime, spend a bit less and buy a PRS!