The Next Guitar I Buy Will Be A Gibson…
…if Gibson is still around. In what may be yet another case of the Obama adminstration trying to bully businesses it doesn’t like, the feds raided Gibson’s facilities in Tennessee over some wood (I’m not kidding).
What makes this possibly politically motivated? Well look at who gives money to whom:
It has come out that Juszkiewicz is a Republican donor, while the CEO of one of his principal competitors, C.F. Martin & Company, is a Democratic donor. Martin reportedly uses the same wood, but DOJ hasn’t raided them, leading to speculation that the Obama administration is sending a warning to Republican businessmen that they had better not oppose his re-election, lest they face criminal investigations.
Funny how that works out. If there isn’t a political component to it, it sure looks like there is. Complicating matters is that a certain high-profile dignitary once gifted a Gibson to a foreign counterpart. Wonder if the investigation will extend that far. Nah, probably not.
All this sort of thing does is make me want to spend my money on a Gibson the next time I’m in the market for a guitar.
(Crossposted from Pocket Jacks)