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Are Gibson guitars killing the rainforest?


peter99co

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BBC NEWS ITEM

Iconic US guitar maker Gibson is facing a criminal probe over claims it broke environmental laws while importing wood. So is music the next threat to the world's forests?

"The wood that goes into guitars is crucial to the tone of the instrument," says Laurence Juber, an acoustic guitarist who lined up with Sir Paul McCartney in Wings.

"I can show you the difference in sound between Indian rosewood and Brazilian rosewood and ebony and maple."

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Quickbeam

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My bass has a rosewood fretboard, what's even worse is that it's 34" long... should I go into hiding?

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Aitchbee

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QB - you are over-fretting. The steel strings on my guitar were probably made from iron-ore mined in Zimbabwe. 'My guitar gently weeps.'

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Quickbeam

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My strings are made from recycled Irn-Bru...

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Aitchbee

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Good man!

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Covergirl

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Hardly likely to make a dent considering the millions of acres lost to deforestation courtesy of the indigenous population wanting to make a living out of farming. Or cultivation of cocaine or something else more profitable LoL

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Quickbeam

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What's Bono's opinion on this? He one one on everything else.

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interzone55

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Quickbeam

Surely it's Sting they need to talk to, after all he plays bass and loves the rain forests

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Woolwell

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There is a serious issue here regarding rain forests and deforestation. These woods are banned from import for a good reason. Guitar makers need to move towards getting wood from sustainable sources. Reading the article it seems that some of it may have come from India and may have come from sustainable sources but was wrongly coded. However if we keep on felling in the wrong areas the wood will not be there in future years and it causes other problems too.

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Kevscar1

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I suppose it would depend on what music is being played on them. I'm sure Rock and Roll wouldn't harm the trees

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Covergirl

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. . . now which is better - Sting or Bono . . . . FIGHT !! LoL

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