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#1 2013-01-06 02:40:51

zguitar
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From: Mentone, Ca
Registered: 2009-01-10
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Busted guitar


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#2 2013-01-06 03:14:40

dino48
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Re: Busted guitar

Thats worse then sad it is a outright reason too for the airline too pay him for another guitar,it is outrages,a 65 gibson 335 is a real beauty.


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#3 2013-01-06 16:05:51

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Re: Busted guitar

ouch!  Clearly the guitar wasn't packed for being placed in baggage... it would have been a surprise if it wouldn't have sustained any damage just from being tossed around, forget the terrible circumstances.  Here he was willing to buy a seat for his guit, and instead they demolished it.  very very sad.


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#4 2013-01-07 01:20:03

joeyjoeyjoey
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Re: Busted guitar

It is not unusual for guitars to be damaged from baggage handlers. That is why they have travel cases. But- I don`t think a travel case would have done much good in that incident.


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#5 2013-01-07 05:14:03

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Re: Busted guitar

Thbe airline sucks,, 1900   are you kidding? idd be going for lost value!  but on the musicians part,,, If I had a guitar worth 10G's  It would be in a Anvil case. built for punishment!  but as was looking around for an example I found this,
http://www.acousticguitar.com/article/d … leid=25801 from acoustic mag.

That is why Im decided on if I do make it to the chordie stock,, im shipping everything UPS a week or so prior. (and bringing my bang around road weary guitar)


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#6 2013-01-10 22:39:36

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Re: Busted guitar

*** UPDATE ***

The situation has been resolved:  http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/de … 19266.html

Delta is paying for the guitar, but the coolest part is that Gibson came through with an offer for repairs on the guitar, as well as an offer for a new one.  Gibson rocks.

I'm not a big fan of social media, but when a story like this spreads because of social media and the negative fallout for a company forces the company to do the right thing in spite of themselves, then maybe social media has its purpose.


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#7 2013-01-10 23:29:48

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From: Virginia, USA
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Re: Busted guitar

Well I hope they don't bust up my Breedlove when I head to Chordiestock.  I don't earn anything with it but smiles or sometimes getting people to clap hands over their ears and run away, but I'd be awfully put out.  I'll have it in a hard case and hope that they'll let me gate check it instead of baggage check it.


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#8 2013-01-11 00:35:01

Dirty Ed
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From: Chillicothe, Ohio
Registered: 2010-08-17
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Re: Busted guitar

Zurf wrote:

Well I hope they don't bust up my Breedlove when I head to Chordiestock.  I don't earn anything with it but smiles or sometimes getting people to clap hands over their ears and run away, but I'd be awfully put out.  I'll have it in a hard case and hope that they'll let me gate check it instead of baggage check it.

Why would they clap their hands over their ears?  I already squeezed all the bad notes out of that guitar before you bought it.

DE


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#9 2013-01-11 01:43:38

joeyjoeyjoey
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From: massachusetts
Registered: 2010-10-18
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Re: Busted guitar

Hopefully, all the airlines will learn a lesson from this. Just the bad publicity should be enough to wake them up.


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#10 2013-01-11 01:53:50

zguitar
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From: Mentone, Ca
Registered: 2009-01-10
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Re: Busted guitar

Awesome of Gibson to step up like that. I can't believe that the guitar could be salvaged. From the pics, the case looked totally crushed. Cool ending to a sad story.


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