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    Government Series Gibson Guitar.

    Gibson Guitars donates to Republican candidates. Fender on the other hand donates to Democrats. Par for the coarse under the Tammany Hall political guidance of the Obama administration, Gibson was raided a while back for supposedly importing banned rosewood. As I remember, the rosewood didn't violate American law but our government questioned wether or not it violated law of the country of origin because it didn't meet the value added criteria for export.

    In any event, Holder sent in storm troopers who closed the Gibson factory for a day and they confiscated the rosewood in question. Gibson naturally took them to court and prevailed. The government had to return the rosewood.

    Now Gibson has built the government issue guitar with rosewood fingerboards confiscated in the raid. I'd buy one and hang on to it in the case for twenty years and sell it for a huge profit just for the hell of it but in twenty years I probably won't remember where I left it.

    Gibson.com: Government Series II Les Paul

    Check it out.
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    Re: Government Series Gibson Guitar.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Gibson Guitars donates to Republican candidates. Fender on the other hand donates to Democrats. Par for the coarse under the Tammany Hall political guidance of the Obama administration, Gibson was raided a while back for supposedly importing banned rosewood.
    Making accusations with absolutely no evidence. How very Republican of you.
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    Re: Government Series Gibson Guitar.

    I prefer to play a Fender, does that make me a Dem? Also great marketing on the part of Gibson, get people to buy a guitar not because its the kind of instrument they want to play but because they can "stick it to the man" while buying one. And Gibson will happily let you stick to the man by sending them a bunch of your cash.

    Christ.

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    Re: Government Series Gibson Guitar.

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Making accusations with absolutely no evidence. How very Republican of you.
    You know, the internet is a wonderful tool for those who know how to use it. Prior to opening your yap about something you know nothing about, I'd do a little independent research. It's better to be quiet and have people think you are a fool than open your mouth and prove it.

    Look it up and get back to me.
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    Re: Government Series Gibson Guitar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I prefer to play a Fender, does that make me a Dem? Also great marketing on the part of Gibson, get people to buy a guitar not because its the kind of instrument they want to play but because they can "stick it to the man" while buying one. And Gibson will happily let you stick to the man by sending them a bunch of your cash.

    Christ.
    No, both companies make great guitars. There are two issues. First, this guitar may become a collectable. Second, the government abused it's power when it invaded Gibson for something that was later considered to be in error and they did so for political reasons.
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    Re: Government Series Gibson Guitar.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    No, both companies make great guitars. There are two issues. First, this guitar may become a collectable. Second, the government abused it's power when it invaded Gibson for something that was later considered to be in error and they did so for political reasons.
    Hmmmmm where's the evidence of that?

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    Re: Government Series Gibson Guitar.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Hmmmmm where's the evidence of that?
    My apologies, my memory failed me. It wasn't Fender that was untouched, it was Martin.

    Interestingly, one of Gibson's leading competitors is C.F. Martin & Co. According to C.F. Martin's catalog, several of their guitars contain "East Indian Rosewood," which is the exact same wood in at least 10 of Gibson's guitars. So why were they not also raided and their inventory of foreign wood seized?
    Grossly underreported at the time was the fact that Gibson's chief executive, Henry Juszkiewicz, contributed to Republican politicians. Recent donations have included $2,000 to Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and $1,500 to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
    By contrast, Chris Martin IV, the Martin & Co. CEO, is a long-time Democratic supporter, with $35,400 in contributions to Democratic candidates and the Democratic National Committee over the past couple of election cycles.
    "We feel that Gibson was inappropriately targeted," Juszkiewicz said at the time, adding the matter "could have been addressed with a simple contact (from) a caring human being representing the government. Instead, the government used violent and hostile means."
    That includes what Gibson described as "two hostile raids on its factories by agents carrying weapons and attired in SWAT gear where employees were forced out of the premises, production was shut down, goods were seized as contraband and threats were made that would have forced the business to close."


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    Re: Government Series Gibson Guitar.

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Making accusations with absolutely no evidence. How very Republican of you.
    Ummm...

    There is ample evidence that the history that sawdust related is true...not accusations at all.

    Perhaps one could say, "How very liberal of you", for opening your mouth and inserting your foot.
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    Re: Government Series Gibson Guitar.

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Making accusations with absolutely no evidence. How very Republican of you.
    So, what are you saying? Gibson isn't making guitars with the wood that was confiscated in the raid?
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    Re: Government Series Gibson Guitar.

    I play a Rickenbacker.
    Does this make me an independent?

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