Gibson Commemorates Fed Raids with New Guitar Series

02/05/2014
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(Gibson) As many of you might remember, Gibson was the object of two separate raids by federal agents in 2009 and 2011, during which wood was confiscated.

It was claimed that Gibson didn't exercise due care in importing wood used for its guitars. After a resolution was reached, the wood was returned and used to create a new line of guitars. "We thought we would celebrate getting past that very difficult period," Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz told NewsChannel 5 in Nashville.

Mr. Juszkiewicz said that a limited series of guitars has been created as a way to say thank you to the customers who supported the company during those difficult times. The Government Series II features four of Gibson's most popular models: The Les Paul, the SG, the Flying V, and the Explorer.

The rosewood fingerboard on these guitars is made from the confiscated wood, and each guitar is adorned with the Government Series logo which features a bald eagle with its talons wrapped around a Gibson guitar neck, and each guitar comes with a very special Certificate of Authenticity.

"I personally signed a certificate thanking the buyer, Mr. Juszkiewicz told Fox news. Check out photos here.

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