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Gibson factory raided in U.S.
by stumpsout on 2011-09-03 22:34:07.1160

Lots of trouble for Gibson guitars...and the people that love them

Re: Gibson factory raided in U.S.
by toneman2121 on 2011-09-04 07:07:40.0850

confiscation without representation...that kind of action started a war

Re: Gibson factory raided in U.S.
by Zhorell on 2011-09-10 15:11:22.4930

Now Gibby has a whole new reason to Jack-up there price even higher!!!  seriously Gibson's are WAY overpriced!!!

Carvin (CT6) will be my next Guitar

Re: Gibson factory raided in U.S.
by Ax3M4n on 2011-09-11 08:38:51.7810

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.

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