Some good news for a change from the usual political/forest industry dramas.
Melbourne-based Cole Clark guitars have just announced their all-Australian Eco series.
“These new models feature 100% sustainable timbers by replacing endangered timbers with sustainable Australian substitutes“.
Farm-grown Tasmanian blackwood features prominently in the series.
For those wanting to avoid rainforest timbers these are a great alternative.
The idea of an all-Australian commercial guitar has finally become reality.
Now the next step is to get farmers to actually start to plant and manage these timbers. I suspect most of these timbers are salvage logged rather than the result of active management.
But one step at a time.
Congratulations Cole Clark!