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Sadowsky Greeting Card

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by lump, Dec 23, 2002.


  1. lump

    lump

    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    Okay, I just got this from Sadowsky. It reads, "All of us at Sadowsky Guitars wish you a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!" Black and white, no other caption.

    On one hand, I applaud such niceties, since it's the little touches that foster customer loyalty (building kick-@$$ basses doesn't hurt either). I even have a signed card pinned up at work (the beach one). But, um, how do I say this? I think their marketing dude accidentally picked up something from the "Get well" section, instead of the "Holiday" section at Hallmark. I realize that there is a minefield of religious sensibilities to tiptoe around this time of year, but perhaps this is a little TOO sterile. How about a nice bass-playing reindeer? Everybody likes reindeer, and they're secular, right? Maybe Wil Lee with a Santa hat. That'd be nice. But this is just scary.

    [​IMG]

    "Buy a Sadowsky. While there is still time." ;)
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Doctors can be Christmasy too. :D
     
  3. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    They could at least do a nice winter landscape with snow on some trees. In the middle, have a snowman playing a Sadowsky. That would make a great card!
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Well - what has Reindeer got to do with Christmas - did Jesus come riding into Bethlehem on a Reindeer!! ?? ;)

    Just face it - all these so-caled religious festivals are Pagan-based and rituals of a pantheistic faith that has nothing to do with any god, except in the sense of earth or nature worship.

    Quite frankly - the "holiday" comment offends me and I think Sadowsky have gone too far towards embracing a US-centric view of this time of the year!! Which is only just excused by their making some nice basses....;)
     
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Did you even look at the card, Bruce?;)

    Doctors are now US-centric?
     
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    It was the text not the picture which annoyed me! ;)

    They should have said :

    "Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for
    an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress,
    non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday,
    practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion
    of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the
    religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice
    not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

    Inclusive with this, I wish you an enjoyable and a fiscally successful,
    personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset
    of the generally accepted calendar year 2003, but not without due respect
    for the calendars of choice of other cultures and without regard to the
    race, creed, colour, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of
    computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee.

    (By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms. This greeting
    is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with
    no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher
    to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is
    void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of
    the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual
    application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance
    of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is
    limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole
    discretion of the wisher.)
     
  7. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    LOL! Bruce!!! :D
     
  8. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Geez Bruce, all the card says is:

    "All of us at Sadowsky Guitars wish you a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!"

    And that annoyed you? That's speaks volumes... unlike Sadowsky.

    LOL

    Then again it wouldn't be a real holiday (season) without raising your ire;)

    Ho Ho Ho!
     
  9. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    that Doc looks a little like Winona Ryder.