NEW 2013 Gibson USA Les Paul Government Series – made from the wood confiscated from Gibson by the US Federal Government. The seized wood, mostly rosewood, was eventually returned. This limited-edition guitar sports a rosewood fretboard that was seized in that raid. The Government Series Les Paul gives you genuine Gibson sound and looks in an affordable US-made guitar. Limited to a run of 300 guitars, this is destined to be a collectors item.

Gibson Government Series Les Paul

In August of 2011 the US Government raided the Gibson factory in Nashville and seized a large amount of wood. They seized stocks of ebony and rosewood they claimed were in violation of the Lacey Act. The Federal charges have since been dropped.

Gibson Government Series Les Paul features:

  • Carved maple top
  • Weight-relieved Mahogany body
  • Set mahogany neck
  • ’50s profile neck shape
  • 24-3/4″ scale length
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 12″ Radius
  • Trapezoid fingerboard inlays
  • 24 frets
  • 1-11/16″ nut width
  • Tune-o-matic/Stop bar bridge
  • Grover tuners
  • Dirty Fingers pickups
  • 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 3-way Pickup Toggle
  • Certificate of Authenticity hand signed by Henry Juszkiewicz

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