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I read this today. Guitars are about to get more expensive I guess..

http://technology.inquirer.net/74765/guitar-makers-hit-hard-new-regulations-prized-rosewood

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Re: Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewood.
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 07:02:26 PM »
How about furnitures? Just look at the homes of affluent Chinese families. It's sickening guitar makers get the blame, when the demand should be curbed elsewhere.
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Re: Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewood.
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 07:19:40 PM »
How about furnitures? Just look at the homes of affluent Chinese families. It's sickening guitar makers get the blame, when the demand should be curbed elsewhere.

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Re: Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewood.
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 10:56:20 PM »
How about furnitures? Just look at the homes of affluent Chinese families. It's sickening guitar makers get the blame, when the demand should be curbed elsewhere.

True.. and a lot of these furnitures came from illegal wood trade. Guitar makers will bear the brunt of this situation.

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Re: Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewood.
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 12:57:59 PM »
How about furnitures? Just look at the homes of affluent Chinese families. It's sickening guitar makers get the blame, when the demand should be curbed elsewhere.

I think there are more guitar players with cheapo guitars than affluent Chinese families with rosewood furniture.  So, in terms of absolute demand, guitarists should make furniture out of 95% of their sucky sounding guitars.

Just sayin... I have a camphor chest but I don't know of any guitar that uses camphor as a wood.  I do have so many guitars of recent vintage that makes me guilty of consuming too much wood but they sound amazing.

My friend, Cliff Cultreri, has tried to turn me on to non wood guitars but I have NOT chosen to bite.  Last year, Parker closed. 

I am expecting a signed Gibson Vivian Campbell to come in next week that uses Richlite.  I curse Gibson for not putting real ebony on it.  So, lets face it; guitarists destroy the Earth more than furniture because I can hardly remember when I bought a piece of solidwood rare extinct piece of furniture but I remember the wood spec of the last guitar which I just bought yesterday.


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Re: Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewood.
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 12:58:57 PM »
I read this today. Guitars are about to get more expensive I guess..

http://technology.inquirer.net/74765/guitar-makers-hit-hard-new-regulations-prized-rosewood

GO OVATION!!! THATS ONE COMPANY THAT LOVES THE EARTH AND IS NOT COMPLAINING.


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Re: Guitar makers hit hard by new regulations on prized rosewood.
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2018, 05:35:32 PM »
I would have preferred a rosewood board on my Fender Classic Player 60s strat because it looks better with the sonic blue finish than Pau Ferro but because of this regulation I settled for PF. (bought from Andertons GB)

I wanted a 2018 PRS SE Custom 22 but formalities cost a lot more plus it takes up to 3 months before it can ship so I settled for a 2017 PRS SE Custom 24 bought locally instead.

Not sure though if guitars will be more expensive, more like alternative woods like PF will be more common