On my audiophile daily rounds I came across this article which I’d like to point you to. It describes the raid on the Gibson guitar factory in Nashville, Tennessee during August, 2011. The raid was apparently over a supposed violation of the Lacey Act, which was enacted to protect endangered materials, which are sometimes used in the making of guitars. The CEO of Gibson claimed in an interview that the raid was a perversion of the law and was based on the nations exporting the materials desiring more labor for their workforce rather than any actual infringement of the Lacey Act. He expresses concern about the interpretation of the Lacey Act for corporations and consumers alike.
Anyway worth a read for all those that just love any news about Gibson guitars! Read the full article here:
The Gibson Tonewood Debacle