Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz
got his wood back
and now he's showing the Obama Regime
his middle finger
by issuing the Government II
series Les Paul
crafted with exotic woods previously seized by the U.S. Government because, as the DOJ put it, the company failed to comply with rules "intended to limit over-harvesting valuable wood species from Madagascar, a country which has been severely impacted by deforestation.”
A screenshot celebrating an infamous moment in Gibson history
As you can see, it looks like a regular Les Paul, but with a "Government Tan" finish that just screams tyranny!
According to the description of the Government II at Gibson.com
, "Great Gibson electric guitars have long been a means of fighting the establishment, so when the powers that be confiscated stocks of tonewoods from the Gibson factory in Nashville—only to return them once there was a resolution and the investigation ended—it was an event worth celebrating."
And by celebrating we guess they mean "fighting the establishment." And by fighting the establishment they mean paying
$300,000 in fines and making a $50,000 contribution to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.