6 responses to “Gibson- Says Government Raids Will End Up Sending Jobs Overseas.”

  1. Art Braendel

    Clearly I see who the U.S. Government is trying to protect, and It isn’t the American Craftsman/worker. Unbelievable!

  2. Art Braendel

    So much for “Government by the people, for the people”!

  3. harryolefox

    THIS IS A PIECE OF REAL BULLSHIT .! %^*($@ &**%$# WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN ,CALL YOUR SENATOR ,TELL THE KIDS . WAKE UP THE WORLD .NO WONDER WE ARE LOSING JOBS .YES PROTECT THE INDANGERD SPESCIE ACT OR PROTECT THE WOODS AS WE USED TO SAY BACK HOME BUT HIRE SOMEONE WHO HAS COMMON SENSE .YOU DON’T EMBARASS A LOVED AND CHERISHED COMPANY LIKE GIBSON AND SHUT DOWN THEIR MILLS FROM PRODUCING EVEN ONE MORE LESS LONE IN THESE ECNOMIC TIMES .i BET THE PRESIDENT WORE THIS FOOLS ASS OUT .AT LEAST I HOPE HE DID .HE HAD BETTER .

  4. Charlley Ward

    Gibson is a MAJOR NATIONAL COMPANY. They are supposed to know and follow the LAW!!!

    Just because they got away with it “for decades” doesn’t mean it was legal, just that they didn’t get caught.

    If Gibson was really concerned about American Jobs they wouldn’t have squeezed thousands of smaller American Music Companies out of selling their guitars, nor would they have allowed their quality to drop.

    No sympathy here, only utter disgust at their attempt to nail this on a President whose approval ratings are at an all time low.

    Maybe this will encourage American Guitarists to support some of the many independent US Luthiers. Meantime Gibson should buy their Rosewood somewhere else and stop whining.

  5. Ben McCraw

    This article specifically states that the Indian Rosewood in question CAN be used if it has been processed into veneers by Indian workers, NOT that the trees have been declared as endangered. Gibson has been charged, in essence, with transport of unrefined materials, which justifies Juszkiewicz’s position. Sales of ebony from Madagascar, which is probably the most desirable species, due to very dark color, have been cut back recently due to environmental protection laws, but it isn’t illegal to possess. Again, Gibson was charged with transport of UNREFINED Madagascan ebony. I am all in favor of environmental protection laws for all manner of plant and animal species on our beloved planet, but that is not the case here, and the CEO clearly has a valid point. I agree with Charlley Ward’s comment about the need for Americans to buy from small luthiers, but without jobs in America, where are Americans going to get money to buy a handmade instrument? The United States government should concern itself with protecting domestic jobs and domestic species-in essence PROMOTING THE GENERAL WELFARE.

  6. wannabe

    Their quality has dropped. I do not think anybody would deny that. I think you can still get good guitars from them, but I hear of people buying lots of clunkers.

    There are great Luthiers out there. Some are reasonably priced other are not. I still think to get the Gibson sound and play you need a Gibson. But believe me I would love a hand made Luthier built piece. But just out of my price reach right now.

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