Gibson Does the Right Thing This Time

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Williethump, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Williethump


    Sep 10, 2017
    This via Gibson has returned the Oberheim name to its founder Tom Oberheim.

    "...the Oberheim name has been owned by Gibson for (sic) since 1988, and was retained as the company sought to expand into new areas. However, with Gibson now refocusing on its core business - ie, guitars - its legacy portfolio is being rationalised, and Tom Oberheim is benefitting from what’s being called a gesture of goodwill.

    “Of the many stories I have heard and decisions I have made since joining Gibson, this situation seemed simple,” explains James ‘JC’ Curleigh, President and CEO of Gibson."

    Granted, since Gibson is now focused on guitars and not on synthesizers this move costs them nothing. OTOH it's the right thing to do and gains them goodwill. So kudos to Gibson.
    Like training a kid or a dog, ya gotta catch 'em doing good things and praise them for it. Maybe Gibson listens after all. Time will tell. dsc05475(2).jpg
    bholder, OldDog52, IamGroot and 2 others like this.
  2. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    In a sense it does cost them something, as they could have sold the name.
    But that would be future loss, not current loss?

    Still good for them.

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