In news you didn’t know you needed today, a YouTuber by the name of BJ’s World recently released this video footage of a bulldozer running over and destroying hundreds of lined-up Gibson Firebird X guitars. The video has caused quite an uproar in the guitar community, with many people outraged at the destruction of what appeared to be some perfectly useable guitars. In Gibson’s defense, the company released this statement in response to the video:
“The Firebird X destruction video that surfaced months ago was an isolated batch of Firebird X models built in 2009-2011 which were unsalvageable and damaged with unsafe components. This isolated group of Firebird X models were unable to be donated for any purpose and were destroyed accordingly.”
About the video, BJ’s World had this to say in the description:
“Destruction of hundreds of Gibson Firebird guitars.”
Wow, truly words to live by. Anyway, this sound will haunt my dreams for the rest of my life. Cheers!