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    Default Feds raid Gibson guitar factory

    From The Wall Street Journal... maybe they're coming for one of us next!!!

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...471223268.html

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    That's actually an educational and somewhat scary article. I think my Fender Wolf with basswood and maple top is fine. I wonder where Fender gets their ebony for the Wolfgang with the ebony board. Maybe 5150 studios is next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhin04 View Post
    That's actually an educational and somewhat scary article. I think my Fender Wolf with basswood and maple top is fine. I wonder where Fender gets their ebony for the Wolfgang with the ebony board. Maybe 5150 studios is next?
    Should be fine, but Maple is not free and clear either. Feds have been doing random inspections over the past decade searching for protected species of maple in their factories. In the last raid of Gibson in 2007, supposedly they found some beautiful flamed maple in the custom shop. the same kind they believe may have come from a British Columbia protected botanical research area. The trees were very old, and the guys that poached them took about a dozen down during the night. They estimated the value of the wood to be around $200.000.00 dolars to fine instrument builder and furniture makers, and interestingly the guy they interviewed on the news about the illegal harvest mentioned Gibson by name, saying "The wood is probably on it's way to becoming Gibson Les Pauls."
    Maybe a jumping the gun a bit, but who knows.
    Gibson supposedly claimed that the wood found was actually provided by a customer they were building an instrument for and in no way should implicate them.

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    Default EVH Guitars better be careful.

    This is crazy. It sounds like the Gov't, or agenda of the ones in power are trying to attack U.S.A. companies.

    http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/09/01/...uitar-company/

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    I forgot, read the post by Ted Nugent they have up right under the video.

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    "Thanks for nothing, Mr. President. Thank for nothing.

    So while your corrupt, power abusing out of control government goons raid Pennsylvania farmers for selling raw milk to people who want raw milk, while your jack booted thugs raid Gibson guitars and confiscate their wood, shutting down a job creating American icon, while your anti-justice department charges an Idaho rancher for protecting his children from a grizzly bear in their yard, while your soulless bureaucrats refuse to compensate US Military warrior Colton Reed after they hacked off both of his perfectly good legs by mistake during a routine gallbladder operation then refuse to provide him with disability benefits, while you side with the murderous gangbangers of the UN instead of America on issue after issue, while you deny involvement in the felonious US government running of guns to the Mexican drug cartels to be used to murder American heroes, while you and your fellow America haters call “we the people” terrorists, ad nauseum, ad infinitum, I hope you get it out of your system without completely destroying the greatest quality of life on earth before we vote you all out of office and replace you with America loving representation, like Rick Perry.

    I genuinely thank you Barak Obama for showing the world what happens when Americans disengage and bend over, allowing someone like you to take control and ruin everything. Your “fundamental transformation” scam is over pal.

    Adios, Mo Fo. Thanks, but no thanks."

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    Gibson CEO: Obama Administration Told Us Our Problems Would Go Away If We Used Madagascar Labor (Audio)


    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011...r-labor-audio/

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    I posted this already, under "EVH guitars better be careful"

    Why would that thread get closed, but this one allowed. It makes as much sense as Van Halen itself I guess. In the video I posted, Glenn Beck is actually talking to the CEO of Gibson.

    Oh, by the way read what I posted, Ted Nugent is pretty upset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Things Change View Post
    I posted this already, under "EVH guitars better be careful"

    Why would that thread get closed, but this one allowed. It makes as much sense as Van Halen itself I guess. In the video I posted, Glenn Beck is actually talking to the CEO of Gibson.

    Oh, by the way read what I posted, Ted Nugent is pretty upset.
    Why would the other one get closed but this one wouldn't? Because the mod was off remodeling his recording studio all day. The other one started political, too; and this one didn't. Here's the rule in the Guitar Room: The moment a thread goes political, it gets closed. Period. Those conversations inevitably turn sour, and that's not what this part of VH Links is about. We talk guitars and gear here. We help each other out. If you want to get political, there's a political section of VH Links. And there's always plenty of ranting going on in Non. I don't care if you're liberal or conservative, libertarian or socialist, scientologist or astrologist, or a butt-monkey anarchist, it has no place here. The same goes for religion.

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