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Rickenbacker International Corporation - Forum :: View topic - Sustainable Woods
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Author:  artisan4 [ Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sustainable Woods

It's more the work conditions, such as Steve Jobs having the Chinese Apple Factory wake up all the workers just to change the iPad's screen (or whatever) from plastic to glass. Whenever you buy an Apple product, it's normally well built and clean. There are many quality Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean products, which include guitars, that are well built. The quality is not the debate (There are some American companies that put out crap too); it's the practice of making human beings work to the bone for pennies.

The nationality has nothing to do with the quality, either, so whether it's Italian or from purple people, it's going to be as well made as the American distributors want it to be.

Sorry to get off track.

What I like about Rickenbacker, besides being solely based in America and having good clean working conditions, is that they aren't afraid to use different wood to help the environment or follow legal regulations. What you end up with is a well made instrument, either way, and something that will last for generations.[/quote]


Chinese workers are in dire straits when it comes to labor rights and the lack of unions. I also make purchases based on 'made in USA' and especially union-made in USA, when I can. And environmental concerns. A lot of people do.

Author:  cassius987 [ Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:16 pm ]
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Author:  Rickissippi [ Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:54 am ]
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Author:  artisan4 [ Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:04 pm ]
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What happened to Vox and to Ampeg are classic examples of businesspeople who don't comprehend or value what they are producing and selling. Vox is a classic British brand that has been jerked around for 40 or so years and should be made in England. Ampeg should still be made in the US.

That's what I loved about the PBS program, in that they featured American businesspeople who were not bowing and scraping to the shareholders, and not just trying to squeeze as much profit as possible out until the well is dry. I've seen this happen over the last 35 years to a lot of guitar and amp makers.

The people featured really care about the product or service they are offering. I really value Rickenbacker and Mesa as well as the small builders like Bray and Naylor, and I appreciate their devotion to quality. Having been in the workforce since 1978 I also recognize the importance of supporting American jobs.

Author:  Ricatic [ Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sustainable Woods

Rickenbacker is a wonderful company. American products which I cherish even more knowing how the company uses Americans to build its guitars. I find it interesting how very few really were concerned about American jobs going over seas till it got to epidemic proportions. Lets face it, Americans like cheap goods and don't really care if they are produced in sub par working conditions using children and paying pennies to its workers.
A truth, the jobs and products built overseas will not return. Americans will not accept the near slave wages and working conditions and companies will not bring the jobs back even if you did accept those conditions. They don't have too since you will buy their products where ever its made.
Rickenbacker is the example of what it truly is to be an American Company. I am proud to buy from Ric..

Author:  Ain'tGotNoPokemon [ Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:39 pm ]
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