Gibson and the Feds Make Nice. Sort of

Henry Juszkiewicz, chairman and chief executive officer of Gibson Guitar Corp. Photograph by Jeff Adkins/Bloomberg

Keith Richards has a Gibson guitar. So do Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, and a whole bunch of other, well-known musicians. Gibson manufactures the guitars in Nashville and Memphis. The company is more than a hundred years old and has annual sales of about $500 million. It would seem like an all-American business success story.

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