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Offline brandon

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Hey Gibson guitar owners.....
« on: November 17, 2009, 02:13:05 PM »
The value of your guitar may have just went up...Federal agents just raided the shop here in Nashville concerning construction of guitars with illegally imported wood....

Just saw this on our internal wire
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Law enforcement officials raided a Gibson manufacturing plant in Nashville after allegations the company has been illegally importing endangered wood from West Africa.
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Offline k4df4l

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Re: Hey Gibson guitar owners.....
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 04:14:43 AM »
One interesting facet of this is that Gibson's CEO is also on the board of the Rainforest Alliance...interesting to see how this plays out.

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In a statement Juszkiewicz said he "takes the issue of responsible wood sourcing very seriously. Gibson Guitar makes every effort to ensure that all its wood purchases are legal and is also working to increase the amount of wood purchased from certified sources, including FSC-certified wood. The company will continue to cooperate fully and assist our federal government with all inquiries and information."
http://news.mongabay.com/2009/11818-gibson.html