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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Update on Gibson Guitars

You might remember that I wrote about Gibson Guitars in March and how they are/were possibly using illegal wood for making their guitars. Their guitars that musicians are very found of as they claim these guitars have a better sound to them than guitars made from other wood.

Now it seems Gibson Guitars have admitted they have "failed to act on information that the Madagascar ebony it was purchasing may have violated laws intended to limit overharvesting and conserve valuable wood species from Madagascar".

That's a good start, however, I hope they will not continue on the same road. Perhaps it is time to check for different materials for the guitars or reuse and remake. We want to leave the rainforest alone for a while now, don't you think?

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  1. Wow ... guitars! It reminds me, once again, that green living is about every single aspect of our lives. I'll bet that very few people think about the materials used to make a guitar. Thank you for bringing it to our attention!

    On a slightly different subject ... I have given you an award:
    http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com/2012/08/meet-greet-monday-mtagt-and-award.html
    Thank you for all you do to promote green living!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! An award, you just made my day!

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