Post Tagged with: "Gibson Guitar"

Gibson CEO Stands by Justice Department Criticism

Gibson CEO Stands by Justice Department Criticism

by / on August 6, 2012

Gibson Guitar still feels victimized by federal agents but the Nashville-based company says it is “gratified” to avoid criminal charges. The company will pay penalties totaling $350,000 to settle illegal logging claims.

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Gibson Settles Lacey Act Dispute

Gibson Settles Lacey Act Dispute

by / on August 6, 2012

After years maintaining innocence, Nashville-based Gibson Guitar has entered a settlement to avoid criminal charges related to the conservation law known as the Lacey Act. The company was accused of illegally importing ebony and rosewood for its iconic electric guitars.

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Gibson Awaits Reviews on Guitars without Rosewood and Ebony

Gibson Awaits Reviews on Guitars without Rosewood and Ebony

by / on November 21, 2011

Nashville-based Gibson Guitar has been forced to get creative in order to keep creaking out guitars after federal agents seized exotic hardwood from the company. The improvised instruments are just starting to hit the market.

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Environmentalists Call Guitars a “Convenient Cover-up” for Lacey Act Changes

by / on November 16, 2011

Environmentalists and some in the timber industry are accusing Nashville-area congressmen of trying to “gut” the Lacey Act. The century-old environmental law is at the heart of an ongoing federal investigation into Gibson Guitar.

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Gibson Gambles on Going Public

Gibson Gambles on Going Public

by / on November 4, 2011

Listen Now:   There’s a cardinal rule for corporations under criminal investigation – say nothing, at least publicly. But Nashville-based Gibson Guitar took off the mute button this year in a big way. It’s been publicizing its plight under an environmental law known as the Lacey Act. The PR campaign has gotten members of Congress talking about changes. But Gibson’s strategy could still backfire.

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Nashville Congressmen Offer Revisions to Lacey Act

Nashville Congressmen Offer Revisions to Lacey Act

by / on October 20, 2011

Two Nashville-area Congressmen are trying to ease the conservation law that has Gibson Guitar under federal investigation. Lawmakers are using interest in the case to push through the changes.

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Tea Party Amplifies Gibson Defense

Tea Party Amplifies Gibson Defense

by / on October 8, 2011

National Tea Party groups are vocalizing support for Gibson Guitar, which is under investigation for illegally harvesting wood from Madagascar and India. Protesters say the federal government has tarnished the name of an iconic American company.

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Hardwood Industry Defends Law Gibson Is Fighting

Hardwood Industry Defends Law Gibson Is Fighting

by / on September 26, 2011

The hardwood industry is defending a law that has come under attack from Gibson Guitar and Tennessee lawmakers. The National Hardwood Lumber Association helped write the regulations and held its annual convention in Nashville over the weekend.

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