Manufacturers supporting the Tongass
Almost every major guitar manufacturer in the United States obtains old-growth Sitka spruce from the Tongass National Forest. As an acoustic guitar industry, let’s declare that from 2016 onward we will stop sourcing any clearcut old-growth Sitka. Let’s place an Industry moratorium on clearcut old-growth timber from the Tongass.
For those companies with clearcut inventory in stock, grandfather this timber into production planning. Once it’s processed, consider sustainable approaches to obtaining this prized tonewood.
We can produce and sell quality instruments while saving our crown jewel National Forest.
To read about Sustainable Forestry Practices and acoustic guitar-crafting, click here.