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.