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Originally posted by rktspc
I'm a journeyman luthier and have worked for a major guitar manufacturer as a builder in a previous career
I don't have a ton to add to this thread but I do know that we bought our 'exotic' woods like brazillian rose wood from customs and the DOJ - which had been confiscated. Although I don't disagree with any of this, I just wanted to bring up the potential for some revenue opportunities by some of these departments.
Just to clarify again, I don't disagree with this at all and really do worry about the use of wood in this age.edit on 28-8-2011 by rktspc because: (no reason given)edit on 28-8-2011 by rktspc because: (no reason given)Just to clarify its OK for you to buy wood that was stolen by the Government from Gibson ?
Originally posted by Human0815
When i buy a Brand guitar like a Gibson or Fender
i await Quality, Resource Management is a part of Quality.
The use of illegal Wood is against my ethical Value
because i hate Deforestation which is walking Hand in Hand with Corruption!
It is good to know that Gibson is using such Business Practices,
i will not buy such a bad Karma Product
Originally posted by Skate
LMFAO WOW, the DOJ over reacting about Wood....Coool...I see that this is what we should be worrying about the most in today's world...