Gibson guitars made with government-seized wood are sold out


Ryan Faughnder
L.A. Times
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.

DOJ agents raided Gibson Guitars in 2011 for wood they thought was

DOJ agents raided Gibson Guitars in 2011 for wood they thought was “illegally imported” from India. Credit: Delhovlyn via Wiki

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.

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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:


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