Friday, February 27

Guitars Go Green

Even guitar makers are into the green revolution. Obviously, the concern with guitars is the sustainability of the logging practices used to obtain the wood. Most major guitar producers already voluntarily make at least some guitars with lumber certified as “sustainably harvested." Gibson, Taylor, Fender, Martin, Guild, Walden and Yamaha are all additionally partners with the Music Wood Coalition, a project of Greenpeace. According to Greenpeace Forest Campaign Coordinator Scott Paul, the biggest challenge is resistance from musicians, “Players expect a spruce soundboard, a mahogany neck, an ebony or rosewood bridge.” Tradition can be a bitch. For more, check out this article.

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