Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Future of Ebony

This videos includes Important information about the state of Ebony and the way we harvest wood for guitar making. The future is here now, time for change and a new mindset. When I used to work for Dana Bourgeois, we had discussions about harvesting wood and the aesthetics of perfect looking wood and the waste involved in processing it. Our discussions a lot of times revolved around Spruce tops. I've always preferred the look and sound of Spruce tops with lots of color and character. Every species of wood known to guitar makers is in danger. Change is a upon us and I'm glad to see Bob Taylor is supporting change for the better.
This is the path of the future, the only path that remains.

Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings 'Tear My Stillhouse Down'

Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings performing 'Tear My Stillhouse Down' 29/11/1997 on Sessions at West 54th.