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post Aug 26 2011, 05:04 AM
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Related to another post here regarding no more wood for guitars, .....kind of.

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Federal authorities entered the warehouse brandishing automatic weapons. Employees were separated and interrogated. The Fed seized over half a million dollars of product.

What was the Obama Administration after? Weapons grade plutonium? Heroin? No…something much more sinister.

Guitar fingerboards.


The Fed’s Raid on Gibson Guitars.
Here are some details and a 10 minute interview with CEO of Gibson Henry E. Juszkiewicz.

This just happened so I'm sure the feds will have something to say about this soon as well. Ridiculous? Yes, yes it is.


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post Aug 26 2011, 07:20 AM
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Crazy - Use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal... huh.gif
This action was taken without the support and consent of the government in India. dry.gif

Obama read on the internet, wood supplies are low and wants to stock up on some for himself? (like all them hidden oil reserves)
How much wood would a wood chuck, chuck, if a wood chuck, could chuck wood?

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post Aug 26 2011, 07:47 AM
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Wow. That's crazy. The whole thing.


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post Aug 26 2011, 08:00 AM
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Well, what to say, Gibson is having hard time atm. I'm not familiar with that case, so cannot really comment, it could be that they did obtained wood illegally, or that administration is just following laws blindly, who knows.


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post Aug 26 2011, 08:57 AM
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Woah, this is pretty dramatic.. ohmy.gif

Never thought I'd see the day when a guitar factory gets raided !!

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post Aug 26 2011, 11:19 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 26 2011, 08:57 AM) *
Woah, this is pretty dramatic.. ohmy.gif

Never thought I'd see the day when a guitar factory gets raided !!

"Step away from the truss rod and put your hands on your head !!'

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post Aug 26 2011, 11:28 AM
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QUOTE (Daniel Realpe @ Aug 26 2011, 11:19 AM) *
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post Aug 26 2011, 11:44 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 26 2011, 09:57 AM) *
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post Aug 26 2011, 04:37 PM
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Way to go! Drive more jobs out of the country due to stupid regulations.

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post Aug 26 2011, 09:27 PM
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cant afford a gibson? join the FBI!


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post Aug 26 2011, 10:55 PM
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I'm sure there is more to this story than this tiny snippet of news. I'm not saying Gibson is guilty of anything, in fact I doubt they would purchase exotic wood at astronomical prices and not advertise the fact that their guitars are made from said woods. We all know the use of exotic woods is more of a marketing gimmick than anything else. The cause of this raid probably has nothing to do with the use of illegal woods; the FBI wouldn't spend all these resources and plan such a raid for something a few investigators could solve. I'm almost certain there is another dimension to this story that has yet to be revealed. I also highly doubt the notion that Obama masterminded this raid while perched over his bubbling cauldron of frog eyes and witches warts.

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Way to go! Drive more jobs out of the country due to stupid regulations.


This makes no sense.


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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Aug 26 2011, 02:57 AM) *
Woah, this is pretty dramatic.. ohmy.gif

Never thought I'd see the day when a guitar factory gets raided !!

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Hahaha, dude you always me laugh.
But what a weird thing on the serious side.. i don't think we know the whole thing yet.


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post Aug 27 2011, 01:06 AM
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It is not Obama directly doing this but just like with any President it is his administration and the agencies he is in control of. Even if Gibson is using some kind of (illegal) exotic wood, which is very doubtful, I wouldn't give a rip.

I will start caring about " endangered wood" oh I don't know.... right around about NEVER.

And look who the CEO of Gibson made political donations to in 2008. http://bit.ly/oVgL9p

Here is another interview with Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz.

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post Aug 27 2011, 03:29 AM
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Well, I see that the only individual presidential candidate the CEO has contributed to directly is a Creationist who does not believe that CO2 is causing global warming. I expect the CEO does not believe that deforestation in the tropics is a serious global problem with long term deleterious ramifications for mankind.

I consider it unlikely that Obama even knew about this, it would not have reached nearly to that level. That being said, I do know that the EPA for example has acted in a vindictive way in the past. This may have been such a move, or it might be justifiable to any conscientious person who cares about the future and future generations. We will have to wait and see. But I sure as heck am not taking what some CEO or some blogs with a political agenda try to preach too seriously.

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I'm sure there is more to this story than this tiny snippet of news. I'm not saying Gibson is guilty of anything, in fact I doubt they would purchase exotic wood at astronomical prices and not advertise the fact that their guitars are made from said woods. We all know the use of exotic woods is more of a marketing gimmick than anything else. The cause of this raid probably has nothing to do with the use of illegal woods; the FBI wouldn't spend all these resources and plan such a raid for something a few investigators could solve. I'm almost certain there is another dimension to this story that has yet to be revealed. I also highly doubt the notion that Obama masterminded this raid while perched over his bubbling cauldron of frog eyes and witches warts.



This makes no sense.

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QUOTE (kahall @ Aug 26 2011, 08:06 PM) *
It is not Obama directly doing this but just like with any President it is his administration and the agencies he is in control of. Even if Gibson is using some kind of (illegal) exotic wood, which is very doubtful, I wouldn't give a rip.

I will start caring about " endangered wood" oh I don't know.... right around about NEVER.

And look who the CEO of Gibson made political donations to in 2008. http://bit.ly/oVgL9p

Here is another interview with Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz.


If there is some other ulterior motive to this raid, than yes, it is wrong and immoral. Politicians should not use their power to gain a political advantage over their opponents.

But why don't you care about endangered species of wood? If it weren't for conservation efforts, there would be no alder, no mahogany, or any other wood typically used for guitar construction available for guitar construction. Would you want to live in a world with no guitars made from these materials? I don't understand your logic. In fact, I'm not even sure if the word "logic" could be bestowed upon your position blink.gif So what is your plan for when these woods are no longer available? What do you find so reprehensible about preserving nature?


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Crazy story smile.gif

It's the second time I read about Gibson and good wood running out this summer, I guess in 30 years from now all new guitars will be made of plastic laugh.gif



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Yeah, wooden guitars will definitely be part of history soon smile.gif


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post Aug 27 2011, 04:33 PM
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Still plenty of wood available....we can make guitars out of old railroad wood.
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you can make guitars out of any wood, ask jack white smile.gif


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