Skip to comments.What Gibson Guitars Did with the Wood the Government Returned
Posted on 02/02/2014 6:10:36 AM PST by rktman
In 2011, the Department of Justice conducted raids on the Tennessee facilities of the famed Gibson Guitar company and confiscated large quantities of tonewood that had been imported from India and Madagascar. The action included armed SWAT teams, with automatic weapons, who apparently feared being garroted with a guitar string by an enraged Gibson employee. These raids were conducted due to the Lacey Act, which bans the importing of certain woods. The issue at hand was not that the wood was endangered or illegally harvested, but that it was not of the proper thickness that would have meant that some labor had been performed on it by workers in India and Madagascar.
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Heard owner ceo where donors to the GOP
Yup. A sudden audit by one of the alphabet orgs the govt oversight council controls? Hmmmmmm!
From this incident, I learned that I should pick Gibson over Martin.
“If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.”
This is what the government has become; nothing more than a protection racket. Pay your protection money to the Democrat Mob of “somthin’ bad might happen to youse bidness”.
Here’s a link from Gibson featuring the Govt. Model and a nice little description of what lead to it’s manufacture. Hheheh!
That is probably the case.
Remember all the car dealers that were put out of business?
I see the liberal whiners are out in full force in the comments section.
Pay backs will be hell
Incidentally, the Government Modles sold out within a few weeks. I would love to have a Government Modle Flying V, but I found out about the, too late.
Whaaa right? I looked at the Gibson site and it looks like they also have an Explorer, SG and Flying V Govt models available too. Me likey.
So all the rebels beat us too them huh? Were background checks done? Does the nsa have the names of the rebel forces that obtained these as an assault on the feds? Dang the slow response time in getting one. Wonder if the prices are going to go up on these “collector” models? ;>}
Have you no conscience or soul, man??
Think of all the frogs and crap that will die screaming if you buy one!!!
[I don’t know how anybody could write that with a straight face]
Hope you get one soon...:)
Wow...this one is like a steampunk work of art!
Die from.............? Cranking the Marshall stack up to 11 and lettin’ those super hot pickups blaze away? LOL! No room at the Inn and I think someone already mentioned they are all gone now anyway. Sigh......... ;>}
“The issue at hand was not that the wood was endangered or illegally harvested, but that it was not of the proper thickness that would have meant that some labor had been performed on it by workers in India and Madagascar.”
No, that is most certainly NOT the issue.
The issue was - and is - that the owners of Gibson are conservatives who oppose Obama’s Marxist programs and the socialist transformation of America.
Nice industrial look. Reminds me of my 2nd electric guitar. Had 4 knobs and 6 slider switches. Fun trying to figure out which one did what. Now it’s two tone, one volume and a 3/5 position switch.
Isn’t there a second generation on the way?
Damn the screaming frogs.
Regardless, someone had wood.
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