February 15, 2014
What does a company do when it retrieves government-confiscated building materials? If that company is Gibson Guitar Corp., it makes guitars from it.
Late last year, the 120-year-old Nashville music company released a limited series of Les Paul, Explorer, SG and Flying V six-string guitars with fingerboards made from wood that federal agents had seized in factory raids.
The company produced 750 instruments for that first batch, which quickly sold out. Responding to continued demand, Gibson this year released about 1,000 more Government Series guitars, which sold out “in minutes,” according to Chief Executive Henry Juszkiewicz.
Editor’s note: Check out Alex Jones’ Infowars Nightly News interview with Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz conducted just days after the August 24, 2011 SWAT raid on the Gibson Guitar factory: