June 10, 2012 by POPEYE
(Anthony Martin) The Obama Administration is once again poised to begin harassing Gibson Guitars of Nashville, Tennessee, this time taking its grievances with the company to musicians and fans at summer concerts across the nation.
Administration officials have threatened to raid summer concerts in order to seize what it deems to be illegal guitars made from wood that has been banned.
The issue has been in the news before when federal investigators raided Gibson factories in Nashville and Memphis on Aug. 25, 2011:
Guitars were seized as evidence. Pallets of wood were confiscated. Computers containing electronic files were taken, all under the assumption that something in those files would indicate that Gibson had used ‘protected wood from overseas’ in the making of its guitars.Gibson denied the allegations, stating that the wood used to make its guitars comes from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier.