On Thursday January 12, Dave Muselman, CEO and president of Jericho Guitars, posted to Facebook regarding alleged recent actions taken by Gibson Brands to shut down Jericho’s website and web hosting service.
The post reads:
Without establishing any contact whatsoever, Gibsons team of lawyers shut down my brand Jericho Guitars’ website and attempted to stop me from hosting baritoneguitars.com and jerichoguitars.com. They shut down my personal and business email, they shut off Jericho Guitars web-hosting service, they forced me to remove every single one of my product listings offline BEFORE ever speaking a word or delivering me any letters of any kind ever.
My business has been for this past week completely unable to accept orders and after having switching hosting accounts all our sales history is totally inaccessible to me. Days later I found out it was Gibson Guitars. This is a company I once looked up to who is actually responsible for deleting the schedule to my kids gymnastics games over a shape and then had the nerve to one week later demand I give them receipts for my sales as if they can just harass and intiomidate other brands into taking what they want. I own baritoneguitars.com, baritone-guitars.com, and the brand Jericho Guitars. I will not be scared into handing over my property.
I had to hear from my customers and a lawyer in some cubicle at a hosting company that my account for domestictonewood.com and modernbaritone.com were suspended over an allegation without instruction or explanation. This is a developing situation.
CEO and President
Jericho Guitars, LLC
MMR has reached out to representatives at Gibson, but as of this posting we have not yet heard back.