Gibson Guitar Wails on Federal Raid - WSJ.com
Here is a plank of Indian Rosewood. It's been cut the rough dimension in India, which is a requirement of their export rules. It was approved by the export officials in India for export, it was accepted by U.S. Customs for import. We have all the documentation of thesefacts for every lot of wood we use here in Bozeman and everywhere in the company," says O'Brien.
Federal Officials Raid Gibson Guitar Factories In Tennessee, Bozeman Plant Could Be Next - News Story - NBCMontana NBC Montana
I took a few extra minutes to look up a site that is left friendly, it is a bit old but non the less there are 100's of sites and as recent as Sept. 9 2011 that make the same claim and thus far no one is refuting it. Non the less like Barbarian mentioned no one here has had their day in court yet, and this is where it will have to be played out. The difference between me and others and perhaps you is that Gibson currently in my eyes is innocent until proven guilty. If in fact there was intentional smuggling and violations of the law and proven so, then I am with you. Now if it goes the other way I hope we all seek some kind of justice for the abuse Gibson and been put through, unlike some here I will not engage in labeling, insults and bating..been there and done that and I've had enough..too old for that sh!t..