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    Guitar Players Beware!

    Do you know the species of wood; the Feds will make you a criminal. To think all the guitars I had over the years I could have lost my 2nd because of a guitar! Glad I don't have any more.



    http://www.glennbeck.com/2011/09/01/interview-glenn-speaks-with-head-of-gibson-guitar-company/

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    Things like this happen because the government is running so efficiently, they just get bored and have nothing to do. Sarcasm off. Seriously, there has to be a better use of time and money. This story reminds me of the woman that got charged for helping the injured bird.
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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    Yeah, I saw this on a blog the other day and heard the beginning of the Beck interview.

    Meanwhile the Dept. of Justice is selling guns to Mexican drug lords to set up a play to confiscate our arms! Madness!


    The Feds told Gibson to move their plant to Madagascar to avoid these problems. The Feds still have pallets of ivory and rosewood the confiscated from Gibson in a previous raid years ago. Gibson has all the proper export paperwork from the producing countries. Gibson is one of the last US based guitar manufacturing facilities. The other companies have already moved their manufacturing overseas. How does this fit in with Obummers jobs program? $%#@%#$@%#@$%#$

    Does anyone still not believe that the Progessives are trying to destroy this country? Hard to read the evidence otherwise.
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    Now I know why I have a steel guitar.
    I don't mind watching the OC-Community (tea party 2.0's, who have hijacked the OC-Community) cannibalize itself. I do mind watching OC dragged through the gutter. OC is an exercise of A Right. I choose to not OC; I choose to not own firearms. I choose to leave the OC-Community to it's own self-inflicted injuries, and eventual implosion. Carry on...

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    Just sickening. I wish now I didn't sell my Gibson Les Paul last year. Government made me broke and then are trying to break my favorite guitar company? And they have no charges? So they raid just to make a point which isn't clear? So much for the 4th amendment.

    Any one who thinks government is the answer has their head stuck in the whole, giving government powers leads to Sh!t like this.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Just sickening. I wish now I didn't sell my Gibson Les Paul last year.
    While nothing fancy or as nice as the real thing, I also felt bad when I sold my EPI LP last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbone View Post
    While nothing fancy or as nice as the real thing, I also felt bad when I sold my EPI LP last year.
    There are some good Epiphones, when I lived in Hawaii my friends father used to borrow mine, and he was Don Ho's guitarist.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    There are some good Epiphones, when I lived in Hawaii my friends father used to borrow mine, and he was Don Ho's guitarist.
    My first was an EPI, I had to have it after the release an album called Ted Nugent, I just knew if I had one that just looked like a Gibson ES I could play stranglehold in no time at all.
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    can't play 'em

    had an EPI. gave it to my son. I build amps. if 6L6GC means anything to you, you'll understand

    roN

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6L6GC View Post
    had an EPI. gave it to my son. I build amps. if 6L6GC means anything to you, you'll understand

    roN
    Oh yea I love your name! You'd love my amp 100 watt Marshall JCM 900 dual reverb, and my cabinet is silver faced green back 30's.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    This thread forced me against my will to remove my guitar and start practicing again.

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    I got back into playing last February after a 46 year hiatus. Wife and daughter bought me a Fender Starcaster acoustic for Christmas. In February, I decided to pick it up and mess around a bit. Then in March, I ordered a Classic Player Fender Jaguar in sunburst (I use to have a 1964 Fender Jaguar in that color which, of course, was pre-CBS). I know I will most likely never get back to where I was back in those days, but I am having fun with it. It was $450 with the blond hard shell case.

    Before I got my '64 Jaguar, I had a '63 Gibson Melody Maker single pickup with tremolo. As I recall I paid $110 for that guitar, new. I see that they are going for around $1200 now. I still have a '68 Epiphone acoustic which, though the action is a bit hard, is beautiful and still has its original new smell.
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    Updated article from USA Today

    Gibson Guitar CEO to face feds over raid on factory.
    "When seconds count between living or dying, the police are only minutes away."

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