News: green guitars


How green is my guitar... an interesting article posted by the UK based news paper the Guardian. I often look at forums like seven string guitar and see the amount of exotic hard wood floating around for those 6, 7 and 8 string guitars.... well may be now your guilty pleasure may not be too bad:

As for guitars, the Music Wood Coalition (, a US Greenpeace initiative, has begun to change the pervading tune. Essentially a coalition between "tonewood" suppliers and guitar makers, their aim is to move alternative certified wood sources through the chain, forcing out old-growth and tropical wood deforestation. It's done well so far: signatories include Taylor, Fender, Martin and Yamaha and Gibson, one of the biggies that by 2012 aims to use 80% sustainable wood in its Gibson USA electric guitars.
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