Music Lovers, Where Are You? Please Sign the Gibson Guitar Petition


“Can you imagine a federal agent saying, ‘You’re going to jail for five years’ and what you do is sort wood in the factory?” said [Gibson CEO Henry] Mr. Juszkiewicz, recounting the incident. “I think that’s way over the top.” Gibson employees, he said, are being “treated like drug criminals.”

Please sign this petition to save Gibson GuitarsIf we, as concerned citizens, ban together on this issue, we can make a difference.

In case you don’t know what is going on, Gibson, a great U.S. company, is in danger of being shuttered without cause and the consequences go far beyond Gibson Guitars.

Pretend you are a guitar maker. The photo below is a guitar maker, not sure where he is making the guitar, but it’s a factory. 

Now pretend you are a guitar worker in a factory, stringing a fretboard, when, suddenly, federal agents bang through the doors and yell, GET DOWN ON THE FLOOR, GET DOWN ON THE FLOOR… FEDERAL AGENTS. Now pretend you look up and find yourself looking down the barrel of a gun. You are facing your mortality over a fretboard. You have a family, you think about your husband, wife, children, mother, and you aren’t even getting rich from this job.

This isn’t pretend unfortunately, it’s for real, and it’s the result of an errant environmental police brigade.

If you haven’t heard about the recent Gibson fiasco, please read here: Background information or here: WSJ


Raid on Gibson Guitars in August, 2011