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    Gibson Guitars is in trouble, more info here: http://vidigosocial.net/forum/topic/194
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    Kratos
    May 2
    Looks like Rock is dead.
    NJP Admin
    May 3
    Contraire. Rock is still very much alive. Just turning to a new chapter. Gibson and Fender have been pretty much the mainstays of big name musicians, etc for many years. Management in both companies have made some poor business/product decisions in recent years. Now those decisions have caught up with them.
    Meanwhile, there are tons of smaller companies chomping at the bit. Just waiting for their chance to move up. Yes, the era of "boutique" guitars is pretty much a dying fad, but real, working musicians were never really into that very much anyway. They just want a reliable axe at a reasonable price.

    I am not advocating going out and buying imports. There is still nothing quite like a vintage Gibson or Fender guitar built right and with the proper electronics, etc. But let's face it, the pricing on such instruments is simply out of reach for many of the real, working musicians out there. And to be real, not many people will want to take a 5000$+ axe into a night club every night to have beer spilled on it...or worse.

    The imports are what people are buying right now. With that said, I do not believe Rock is "dead". Sure it is not the same music us old timers grew up with, but you can't deny that it is still Rock music. ....and no, I am NOT referring to the stuff they call "Pop" music these days. That is a subject for an entirely different conversation.

    Simply said: Don't write off Rock music just because a couple of the big companies are going down. Icons? Yes. Infallible? No. Rock will live on.
    Contraire. Rock is still very much alive. Just turning to a new chapter. Gibson and Fender have been pretty much the mainstays of big name musicians, etc for many years. Management in both companies h...See more
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