The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66563   Message #1106797
Posted By: Willie-O
01-Feb-04 - 06:20 PM
Thread Name: Has Martin gone mad? (Plastic guitars?)
Subject: RE: Has Martin gone mad?
If they want to make good guitars and be environmentally aware--and they have made at least one "Smartwood" model using this concept--they should look more at domestically grown lumber that they can be more involved in the supply and reforestation cycle of. I don't know what the Sitka spruce supply is like these days, but I'm sure Martin does. They are making some nice guitars with walnut sides and back, anyone tried them?

Maintaining forest ecosystems involves a helluva lot more than planting seedlings after a harvest.

I don't mind the lower-budget models with laminated sides/back, but this latest round of painted crap really has me wondering...I sure hope they decide to pull back on the reins at some point, soon.