"In 2011, the Department of Justice conducted raids on the Tennessee facilities of the famed Gibson
Guitar company and confiscated large quantities of tonewood that had
been imported from India and Madagascar. The action included armed SWAT
teams, with automatic weapons, who apparently feared being garroted
with a guitar string by an enraged Gibson employee.
same kind of tonewood is used by other guitar makers such as CF Martin
and Company and Fender. Those other companies were not raided. The
principle difference seems to be that those companies contributed to
Democratic candidates, while Henry Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson, gives
openly to Republicans, and Gibson has plants in a right-to-work state."