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Gibson Government Series Gibson gets its wood back

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by tele12, Feb 18, 2013.

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  1. tele12

    tele12 Friend of Leo's

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    http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LPSTGGVBC

    "In August of 2011 the US Government raided the Gibson factory in Nashville and seized a large amount of wood. The seized wood, mostly rosewood, was eventually returned. This limited-edition guitar sports a rosewood fretboard that was seized in that raid."
     
  2. soulman969

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    And because the government once took but returned it this somehow makes it special? LOL.
     
  3. Pointmonger

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    They'll be passing on their attorney's fees to the customer.
     
  4. Teletubbi

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    no doubt about a 1000 more special for those guitars
    I heard Gibson was so happy with that synthetic wood fretboard they were forced to develop that it will be the new standard.
    more stable and far cheaper than exotic woods

    I guess that will teach Gibsons CEO to donate a 100k+ to the RNP
    Dont mess with the Chicago politicians, they will send the wood cops in to steal inventory and screw your business
     
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    Government Grey -- pretty cool!

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    I think this is pretty hilarious....
     
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    I was unaware that they got the wood back.

    Government Grey is pretty cool though... I like the look of that guitar!
     
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    All costs are passed on to the consumer.
     
  9. WhatDoIKnow

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    Its pretty much the middle finger from Gibson. The funny thing is, a lot of people (other than the purists) seemed to like the baked maple.
     
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  11. Canuckcaster

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    Gibson gets its wood back

    Viagra for the win!!

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  12. studio1087

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    I have two baked maple guitars.....it's great stuff.

    I am so happy that they got the wood back.

    The grey guitar is beautiful. It's like taking something back from a bully.

    I don't like bullies.
     
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    Baked maple lol? Is that like medical maple?

    That don't even sound right.
     
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    They should have done an all rosewood SG :lol:
     
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    It's funny that the raid was national news, but returning the wood and finding no fault is not a big story, imagine that. :eek:
     
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    :shakesfist: gummit!
     
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    I hear they have a "Government Special Special Edition" that comes with a certificate to register for an all around income tax hike! :D
     
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    Is it wrong to like the Explorer? It has the same emblem on the pickguard as the SG and Flying V.

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