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  1. In Topic:1960's Gibson and CITES

    27 September 2017 - 04:49 AM

    I recently enquired about buying a 60s Gibson J-45 from Norm's Rare Guitars in LA (I live in Australia). In reply I received a one line email from Norm himself:

    "Unfortunately, I cannot ship rosewood out of the country".
  2. In Topic:Removing Soundhole Label ??

    25 September 2017 - 06:20 PM

    View PostQuestionMark, on 25 September 2017 - 06:05 PM, said:

    All true and I totally agree. But, you asked if China has unions and then you said probably not. It does, but their union is not like the unions in the US where they are formed to protect its workers and increase their wages and actually do that. Although, conceptually China's communist revolution claimed it would do that, but doesn't do that except to the degree that it only provides a job, usually with low pay and bad conditions. But, it is a labor union in China none the less albeit not a labor union in a capitalistic or free market economy.

    QM aka Jazzman Jeff

    As you say, the unions in China are not like the unions in America, which was exactly my point, although perhaps I didn't express it as clearly as that.

    When I saw the "union made" label inside my 1964 Epiphone Texan, it conjured up an image of proud, well-paid American craftsmen creating top quality instruments which would be cherished for a lifetime.

    That's not the mental image I get when I think of factories in China and the far east.
  3. In Topic:Removing Soundhole Label ??

    25 September 2017 - 05:43 PM

    View PostQuestionMark, on 25 September 2017 - 05:30 PM, said:

    Uh...the whole country of China is a labor union. China is ruled by the Communist Party of China. You know, workers of the world unite. Karl Marx, Chairman Mao's revolution. Have you forgotten your world history? China is not a democracy or capitalistic country. It is a communist country where the whole nation is a centrally controlled communist labor union.

    QM aka Jazzman Jeff

    Yes, but soul-destroying sweatshop labour and a job for life is not the same thing as basic human rights and decent working conditions. The suicide nets around the Apple iPhone factory to stop over-worked and stressed employees leaping to their deaths is evidence of that.
  4. In Topic:Removing Soundhole Label ??

    25 September 2017 - 05:11 PM

    "Union Made". I wonder if they even have unions in China? Probably not. Our demand for cheap goods has made sure of that.

    After 53 years, all I can say is I'm so glad no one tried to remove this label

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  5. In Topic:Removing Soundhole Label ??

    19 September 2017 - 06:34 PM

    Don't do it! The label is very much part of the guitar's originality. Every time I've bought a second-hand Gibson missing the sound-hole label I've felt like it's incomplete.

    Although I see you've already swapped out the pickguard, so....


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