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Re: never enough (warning: contains guitar banter)

Yes, I could send this offline, but I feel that since we all live
on the same earth, the issue of wasted trees affects us all.
The trees deserve all the help and publicity they can get...

John + Diane,

I echo your plea for the trees.  I decided last year that I might
change my career from engineering to guitar building.  Learning the
trade has been a rewarding, but sometimes a dissonant experience,
because my only love greater than my love for music, is my love for
nature and life.  I feel physical pain whenever I see a load of trees
being hauled off from my favorite forests.  Yet I contribute to their

Fortunately there are others who feel like us, and have found
alternatives to the mass destruction of endangered trees.

Dave Maize is a very friendly builder who not only builds from
non endangered and reclaimed woods, but sells his wood alternatives
to other builders. Believe it or not, there are excellent substitutes
for Ebony and Rosewood. 

Other Eco-Friendly Builders

Roundtable Discussion of Environmental Guitar Building  
  http://www.mtobiasd.com/mtd/roundtbl.html "Out of the Woods"

SmartWood - Practical Conservation Through Certified Forestry

Possibly, the key to having our trees and loving them too, is to at
least learn to give up the use of endangered woods, and use non
alternatives (maple, cedar, redwood, katalox, granadillo, walnut,
etc.), reclaimed woods, or woods from sources certified by SmartWood.


Once upon a time, John + Diane Parada wrote:
> Although I own several electric gtrs it seems every once in a while I
> get an urge to buy another. At the moment the epiphone les paul has
> caught my eye. I am also intrigued by the possibility of building my own
> eletric and carvin(my favorite american gtr maker) has an interesting
> kit. I know many loopers are gtrsts, so if the rest of you don't mind,
> to my fellow gtrplyrs I ask, "what has caught your eyes, ears or pockets
> with the gtrs of all price ranges on the US market these days? I am
> concerned with depletion of natural resources and am seriously pondering
> the thought of buying used junk cheap and doing serious eletronic
> upgrades as a protest in favor of trees. I think about this kind of
> stuff. do you?
> anyone interested in gtr talk but not wanting to waste looper space can
> contact me privately.
> jparada@changenow.com
> http://www.changenow.com
> ps.N.y. area sam ash stores are having a midnite sale this thurs.the
> time is right to make a purchase. I have overtime pay burning a hole in
> my pocket.


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