Fight For Gibson's Right to Rock - Win a Custom Les Paul Standard

As you may have heard, Gibson have been raided twice by Federal Agents over their use of imported woods, now they are asking for public support with their 'Fight For Your Right to Rock' contest.

50th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard

Gibson claim the Lacey Act is unfair and that they have complied with Indian Laws, from where they source their Rosewood for fingerboards.

They are giving you several ways to enter - you can submit video, original song or logo expressing how the Lacey Act can be made fair.

The main prize up for grabs is a customized Gibson USA Les Paul Standard ($3,899 MSRP) complete with the winning logo.

"Through this contest we're asking people to lend their voice so that those in power understand that there's true concern," said Gibson Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz. "To be clear, we're not looking to abolish the Lacey Act — we're asking that it be amended — that it be made fair and clear."

Entries are open to residents of the USA, Canada, and Europe. For more information go to

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Give Gibson a break!

Gibson employees many people in this country, not only in manufacturing but in sales also! The Feds can't have it both ways! Leave our people employers alone! If they want to create jobs in this country, they can't be trying to find a reason to shut manufacturing down!
I don't suppose they are looking at Gibson from a political point of view... or are they?

Forbidden wood?

Having been through the wonderful Gibson acoustic factory tour in Bozeman, Montana, I see no problem with any kind of forbidden wood or endangered wood species at all. The people there know a lot more about wood than our so-called "government" and have been acquiring it from many of the same sources for decades. The Fed's bothering Gibson about this as of late is just another stupid way to step on US manufacturing! I bet "Obama" is mad about Gibson's 911 tribute Les Paul as well. Shame on the Fed's and trying to outsource everything we used to make here, and now one of our remaining icons, Gibson Guitars, is under question? Ridiculous. Imagine a New Custom Hummingbird made in Pakistan out of plywood..... I can't either!

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