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Thread #140845   Message #3238395
Posted By: GUEST,Fyldeplayer
13-Oct-11 - 11:40 AM
Thread Name: Gibson article (UK)
Subject: RE: Gibson article (UK)
Maybe I'm getting old but everything these days seems to be a rip-off, banks, guitar makers, petrol and fuel supplies!
I own a Fylde and a Martin which I hope contain legit materials. Why do so many new items have to be made when the world is awash with great 'aged' instruments? - my Martin is 2nd hand and sounds lovely.
Many years ago a Times mag article showing forest devastation led me to write "The Wounded Hillsides"

They're taking all the trees down to the river
and melting all the riverbanks away
The soil like blood runs from the Wounded Hillsides
When all is gone who'll be the ones to pay.

More recently I watched Bruce Parry wade through red soil clogged streams that showed little had changed.
I did however see another prog where millions of trees were being planted - if i ever win the Lotto thats where I'll be!

I've always craved a walnut 335 but I would buy old, ( that would be the Lotto balance gone! :-)