In August 2011, Federal Agents raided Gibson Guitar and confiscated fingerboards, necks, and even entire guitars. After months of negotiations we received our necks and bodies back. We have used these blanks to create a new series of guitars to remind us that we are “Endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” These rights are exactly what Gibson Guitar has been founded on and we will continue to provide happiness to all of our fans regardless of what it takes to defend these rights. This remarkable instrument is Gunmetal Grey, with Dirty Fingers pickups and Nickel Hardware. Emblazoned on the pickguard is a gold “American Made” emblem, and every one of these 300 Special Run guitars comes with a unique Certificate of Authenticity.
Source: ES-335 Government Series
Well played, Gibson. Well played.
(you guys need to hit the tip jar so I can buy one)