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Guitar maker partners with Tea Party against government

12 October 2011 Last updated at 06:41 BST

They may form an unexpected match but the maker of Gibson guitars and the Tea Party have joined together to protest against the US government.

Federal agents raided a Gibson factory under suspicion the company was importing illegal wood for guitars, and an investigation is currently under way.

Gibson's CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, is proclaiming his company's innocence - and using the Tea Party to help him make some noise.

But Mr Juszkiewicz does not count himself as a Tea Party member and he bemoans the divisiveness of the political arena.

David Botti reports.