Gibson faces the music over illegal timber
US guitar maker Gibson has agreed to pay $350,000 in penalties for buying illegally-sourced hardwoods, but maintains the company was unfairly targeted by US authoritiesThe iconic Nashville-based company has signed an agreement with the US department of justice admitting it purchased ebony and rosewood that had been illegally exported from Madagascar. The deal means
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