Recently, on August 24th, armed officials from the Federal Government raided the Nashville and Memphis Gibson guitar facilities to seize what was deemed as “illegal” materials. Turns out that Gibson has been importing Rosewood from India for use in their fretboards. Now, this would be perfectly okay if it weren’t for a weird little clause that all wood from India must be finished by Indian workers. This is not a US law but is the Department of Justice’s interpretation of a law in India itself. According to Gibson.com, this action taken by the DoJ was done without the knowledge and/or consent of the Indian Government.