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Thread #140845 Message #3238819
Posted By: Brian May
14-Oct-11 - 07:31 AM
Thread Name: Gibson article (UK)
Subject: RE: Gibson article (UK)
Being a Martin man, not that it matters over-much, I have great deal of sympathy with Gibson.
I don't think for a minute that they set out to flout any laws at all. They've ordered from the same place, imported etc the way they always do, paid the market rate and are now being bad-mouthed by someone intent on splitting hairs rather than using pragmatism.
I mean, how dry was the wood when it was measured, when was it re-measured, what was the Relative Humidity change? By how much was the wood under-specced etc etc.
Storm in a teacup, all this does is put another industry in jeopardy for no good reason. If necessary, show the yellow card and carry on with the promise of financial penalty if it's repeated.