01 Dec '11, 10am

Martin Unveils Recycled Wood Guitar, While Gibson Still Fights Raid Fallout

Martin Unveils Recycled Wood Guitar, While Gibson Still Fights Raid Fallout

Tweet If you heard the words “guitar” and “environment” in the same sentence in the last few months you were probably hearing about the raid on Gibson Guitar . While the August raid on Gibson’s factories continues to draw a lot of attention and still gets conservatives and Tea Party supporters angry, another guitar company is coming up this week with an innovative effort to connect the dots between guitars and the environment in a positive way. On Tuesday, C.F. Martin announced that it will utilize FSC-certified recycled Sitka spruce in one of its new cutaway guitars in the company’s Performing Artist series – the GPCPA4 Sapele. Now, here comes the good part – the wood, which will be used on the tops of the new guitar, is coming from none other than dismantled Canadian bridges where it had been used in construction. “Martin Guitar has long been committed to research and in...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/12/martin-wood-dismantle...

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