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Gibson Sticks Thumb in
Obama Administration´s Eye
with ´Government Series´ Guitars

Big Hollywood, by Jeffrey Poor

Original Article

Posted By:sparky86, 2/1/2014 3:46:49 PM

In 2011, the Department of Justice raided Gibson Guitar facilities in Memphis and Nashville, alleging a violation of the so-called Lacey Act, a law that bans the importation of certain kinds of wildlife, plants and wood. At the time of the raid, Gibson Guitars CEO Henry Juszkiewicz told Hugh Hewitt on his radio show that the feds confiscated tonewood imported from India for the guitar Gibson manufacturers which would result in a cost of $2 to $3 million for his company. At a great expense in legal fees and time, Juszkiewicz fought the federal government tooth and nail.

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If I were Gibson Guitars, I would make sure Obama got one compliments of the company...

      

Reply 1 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 2/1/2014 3:52:34 PM     (No. 9714919)

Mocking is the best ammunition against these creeps.
Good.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/1/2014 4:09:34 PM     (No. 9714948)

I like that idea, OP - but they´d have to make it so that it always played out of tune - suitable for Obama & Co.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hazymac, 2/1/2014 4:13:43 PM     (No. 9714953)

I´d like nothing better than a Gibson Les Paul Custom (an electric guitar), made from this particular wood stock. It would make a nice pairing alongside my 1974 Martin D-28 (acoustic guitar).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rat Patrol, 2/1/2014 4:15:14 PM     (No. 9714954)

Martin guitars bought the same wood from the same place but they were left alone,no raids,no charges.

PS Martin gave money to Democrats while Gibson gave to Republicans.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/1/2014 4:28:14 PM     (No. 9714966)

....my guitar gently weeps.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: wetenschapper, 2/1/2014 4:45:34 PM     (No. 9714981)

I had no idea the C.F.Martin company was in bed with the Democratic party. Wish I´d known that when I bought my Martin D-28 Custom. I also have a Gibson Hummingbird Artist which cost a few hundred less, but has a much richer, warmer tone and frets easier to boot. Martins are, in my opinion, overpriced and greatly overrated.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TheMom, 2/1/2014 5:07:33 PM     (No. 9715010)

... just like Democrats, @6. Overpriced and overrated.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: LComStaff, 2/1/2014 6:14:31 PM     (No. 9715077)

Sorry, previousl posted here: http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=770621

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