The fact that the so-called “tonewoods” that guitar makers have relied on for almost two centuries are now harder and harder to come by has left guitar makers scrambling to support replanting efforts in far flung locales and looking for sustainable alternatives that still imbue their instruments with pleasing tonal characteristics and eye-catching good looks…
Gibson, Taylor, Fender, Martin, Guild, Walden & Yamaha have signed onto Greenpeace’s Music Wood Coalition to help protect threatened forest habitats…
Though it has not received a lot of press to date, the industry is on the case—in part for the sake of its own survival, and thanks to the hard work of a handful of green groups, guitar makers and wood suppliers.
While most of the world fixates on how to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases we emit into the atmosphere, scientists and engineers around the world are busy working on various “geo-engineering” technologies—many of which are highly theoretical—to mitigate global warming and its effects.
Guitar makers join forces to help protect the world’s forests.
An interview with Robert Martin, executive director of the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production.