As far as I know the inventory is still impounded after the paperwork was found to be in order and verified.Now The Gibson Guitar Raids Make Sense
In one raid, the feds hauled away ebony fingerboards, alleging they violated Madagascar law. Gibson responded by obtaining the sworn word of the African island's government that --no law-- had been broken.
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
with $35,400 in contributions to Democratic candidates and the Democratic National Committee over the past couple of election cycles.
Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/0523...
NO reason at ALL for the BIG 0 to be
u backward wired bunch of libTARDED LUNatics!
WITH NO commonSENSE!
This administration now feels it can dictate policies of foreign nations as they see fit,or when it suits their agenda.