Tag: Gibson Guitars

Government Raids Gibson Guitars

Gibson got raided by the Feds for allegedly importing endangered wood. But it’s the Feds – who have not charged Gibson with any violations – who are coming under fire.

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The Music Wood Campaign

After reading Debra’s great post on the federal investigation of Gibson Guitars’ Nashville factory for violating the Lacy Act, I remembered watching an episode of “Big Ideas for a Small Planet” on the Sundance Channel that focused on the art of sustainable guitar making. While guitars aren’t the biggest threat to our forests, without sustainable…

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Feds Raid Gibson Guitars For Madagascar Rosewood

Federal agents raided Gibson Guitars‘ Nashville factory yesterday, seizing wood, guitars, computers and files. Sources told the Nashville Post that Gibson is suspected of violating the Lacey Act by helping to illegally import Madagascar rosewood into the U.S. via Germany. Clearcut logging has destroyed thousands of acres of lemur habitat unique to the island, threatening…