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Forum topic by Manitario posted 06-09-2012 03:47 PM 1010 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-09-2012 03:47 PM

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I found this quite an interesting video. I applaud Bob Taylor for his efforts to harvest ebony in a more ecologically sound manner. I think that we’ll still see a lot of different “exotic” woods become unavailable in the next 50 years though; some of the hard wood trees have taken over 100 years to grow, our rate of harvesting far exceeds the rate by which the forests can renew themselves.
Pine anyone?

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#1 posted 06-09-2012 03:58 PM

This has been on all the guitar building forums and I think it would be good to bring more product to market. That being said, there has been a lot of ebony that has been dyed for several years, so I don’t think it will impact the prices we see at all, nor will it become available at more locations, in my opinion. But I do say good on him for trying to be responsible.

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