Skip to comments.Feds Raid Gibson Guitar
Posted on 08/26/2011 9:22:47 AM PDT by Tribune7
Heroic federal agents, Wednesday, Aug. 24, swooped down on the offices and factories of Gibson Guitar, an infamous maker of musical instruments based in Tennessee. They were looking for wood, the substance that is the cadavers of innocent trees and used by drug-addled "rock and roll" musicians to corrupt innocent minds.
Apparently, Gibson had imported some of this dead tree substance from India and failed to properly fill out the necessary paperwork.
The use of innocent dead trees to create paper for the federal government is acceptable.
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Probably got the lead from some Fender guy!
Wait, I thought entering the country illegaly was something the government encouraged.
Gibson should start selling guns and exporting them to Mexico so the feds get off their back.
Maybe some Moonbat got Les confused with Ron.
If I have a liberal friend with an old timey guitar or piano with ivory and ebony keys, what federal hotline can I call to give them a taste of their own big government medicine?
What a load!
...while my guitar gently weeps.
I wouldn't wish it on the Devil himself but you could call the IRS use the name of said moonbat and tell them you have been deliberately under paying your taxes for the past 15 years and you can't live with yourself anymore. Set up a meeting for your friend, which he won't go to, and watch the government "medicine" in action.
(Impeach Obama Now)
Isn’t there a ‘nanny state’ ping list? Where would this ideally be pinged?
This is another of their ‘ridiculous’ actions!! They can’t be allowed to keep this garbage up.
All Your Guitars Are Belong To Us.
They’ll seize the illegal wood and release the illegal aliens working with it.
This really is a big deal that looks like idiocy. I know the owners of another guitar company and he says the hoops they have to jump through over wood are unbelievable. He says they have bar codes and gps positioning for every tree they cut. They can trace back every single piece of wood that they use to the very stump of the tree...... for EVERYTHING! It is nuts.
Old-timey, they aren't in any trouble at all. Take ivory. You can still buy and own old guitars with ivory nuts and bridges; you can even buy a new guitar with a fossilized ivory nut and bridge. You just can't buy a new guitar with a new ivory nut and bridge. The same thing with pianos with ivory keys. You can own a piano with ivory and ebony keys. You could even buy a new piano with keys made of fossilized ivory. You just can't legally buy or own a new piano made with new ivory keys.
Or perhaps the best example, guitar-wise, is Brazilian Rosewood. It's the tonewood that was used for the sides and back of some of the most sought-after acoustic guitars in the world - pre-WWII Martins, like D-28s. Great sound, beautiful chocolate brown color with dramatic swirls of grain.
However, it became illegal to import Brazilian Rosewood into the U.S. after 1992 under CITES. You can still buy and own old Brazilian Rosewood guitars (and pay a half million on a really, really nice pre-war Martin D-28). Or you can still pay a fortune for new Brazilian Rosewood guitars - but the company needs extensive paperwork that shows the wood comes from a tree that was harvested before 1992.
But you can't buy or own a guitar made from Brazilian Rosewood harvested post-1992. It's like owning cowboy boots made from sea turtle.
When I have a rifle whose stock is made of tek wood, may the feds try and raid for that.
My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama.
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