Another year gone.
It’s Christmas eve and time to wish you all a happy and safe festive season and a prosperous new year.
Instead of the usual review of the year, Bob Taylor from Taylor Guitars has kindly provided a positive news story on which to end the year.
Taylor Guitars are partnering with the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA):
to design a model of sustainable ebony production for their Crelicam sawmill in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Collaborating with the researchers of the Center for Tropical Research and UCLA’s first international affiliate, Congo Basin Institute, we will be developing a sustainable ebony logging and manufacturing model that is sensible in economic, ecological, political and legal contexts while at the same time maximizing the engagement of the local community.
To help fund the project the UCLA are seeking to raise $US15,000 in donations from the community.
So all us guitar and violin players out there here’s our chance to help put ebony back on the road to sustainability.
Do we want ebony fretboards for the future, and help the people of Cameroon? You bet we do!
If you make a $US3,000 donation one special donor will receive a Baby Taylor Guitar and get a tour of the Taylor Guitars Facility. I assume that is for US residents only.
Good luck to the UCLA Undergraduate Research Team for Sustainable Ebony Production.
See you in 2017!!