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for using illegal woods. Here is something relevant from a local newspaper.

"Historically, Gibson has shown an awful lot of leadership; they are really one of the manufacturers far ahead of the field," said Scott Paul, director of the forest campaign for Greenpeace, the international activist group.

Suppliers may lie
Paul said the investigation at Gibson's facility shows how complex and tricky the sale of wood products can be, especially when some sales are arranged through third parties in remote countries.

"Today proves that even if you're very serious about buying only certified, well-managed supplies, it's still possible to get caught up … in many of these regions where law enforcement is not always great and corruption is not uncommon," Paul said. "There are a lot of middle men between the guitar manufacturer and the company that is logging the ground. There are a lot of people who are not that honest in the timber business worldwide."