Gibson Celebrates with Limited Edition Guitar with Government-Seized Wood Staff
Posted: Feb 03, 2014 11:06 AM

You may remember when the U.S. government raided Gibson's Nashville and Memphis facilities, shut them down and seized wood ($500,000 in product) imported from India that used an incorrect tariff code.  Now that Gibson has been cleared, they're commemorating the ordeal with a limited edition guitar made from the wood returned by the government.  From their press release:

Great Gibson electric guitars have long been a means of fighting the establishment, so when the powers that be confiscated stocks of tonewoods from the Gibson factory in Nashville—only to return them once there was a resolution and the investigation ended—it was an event worth celebrating. Introducing the Government Series II Les Paul, a striking new guitar from Gibson USA for 2014 that suitably marks this infamous time in Gibson’s history.