Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2011 8:38 AM (in response to stumpsout)Re: Gibson factory raided in U.S.
I love Gibsons... overpriced maybe, but you can't fault them when it comes to "THAT TONE".
Watching the press conference, you've got to hand it to the CEO for playing a nice bit of hardball. Let's not forget the times when Gibson has been the one firing the shots - they don't take prisoners.
Time will tell just exactly what Gibson has been up to (if anything) - but it wouldn't the first or last big corp to bend the rules for a business advantage. I think there is some truth that the latest raid is "applied leverage" by the feds to get Gibson to play ball in the ongoing case opened after the first raid (Madagascar Wood).
In the Madagascar case, there is some evidence that Gibson are "Dragging it out" - although they may well have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar on that one.