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punchymonkey 11-16-2012 05:02 AM

Sustainable Guitars
 
Hey Guys,

Have any of you seen some of the sustainable guitars? I don't have links for all of them, but being from San Francisco I'm pretty stoked on this idea.

I think the bamboo idea is pretty awesome

http://www.gizmag.com/eco-friendly-guitars/11918/

What do you guys think? Are they going to last? Will anybody actually buy these things? I sure hope so.

Jyrgen 11-16-2012 05:35 AM

Flaxwood FTW, I've actually almost been to their factory :cool:

NothingRocks 11-16-2012 05:43 AM

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Originally Posted by punchymonkey

What do you guys think? Are they going to last? Will anybody actually buy these things? I sure hope so.


1. I'll stick to mahogany bodies.
2. Depends.
3. If they're affordable and/or sound good.

captainsnazz 11-16-2012 06:08 AM

Sounds awesome actually. Yeah if they're reasonably priced I'd consider getting one.

rockingamer2 11-16-2012 06:45 AM


T00DEEPBLUE 11-16-2012 07:17 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by punchymonkey
What do you guys think?

I'll stick with what i already know i like thank you very much.
Quote:
Originally Posted by punchymonkey
Are they going to last?

They will very likely become popular in the future.
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Originally Posted by punchymonkey
Will anybody actually buy these things? I sure hope so.

If there was no other option, yes. But i have a more traditionalist approach to guitars so it'll take some convincing to swing me.

whoomit 11-16-2012 07:27 AM

thought this was going 2 b about sustaniacs

adamgur96 11-16-2012 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by whoomit
thought this was going 2 b about sustaniacs


+1

jthm_guitarist 11-16-2012 07:41 AM

If they can make them look cool then sure.

Fishybones 11-16-2012 08:35 AM

I think it's great that manefactures try to use substainable materials instead of specific kinds of wood that may or may not become endangered within the next decades.

Sure, some might think that it's absurd to make a guitars body out of anything but wood, but I view it as the same mentality when the car industry started using aluminum instead of steel.

Also, The Flaxwood Liekki looks delicious!




Horsedick.MPEG 11-16-2012 10:12 AM

Not gonna lie, that bamboo first act looks pretty cool:


JustRooster 11-16-2012 10:22 AM

I love the amount of acrylic lacquer on those 'sustainable' guitars.

SkepsisMetal 11-16-2012 11:30 AM

Yeah I'd be well up for getting them in my collection.

RainSong guitars are also pretty awesome, though I'll only give them half a mention as the susatainability of carbon/graphite is a little sketchy and I don't know enough of the details to say it's eco friendly.

Lord_Doku 11-16-2012 11:46 AM

If it sounds good and doesn't cost you a rib, I'm all for it. Aesthetics is something the hipsters can worry about, it's all in the sound for me.

crazysam23_Atax 11-16-2012 01:09 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by NothingRocks
1. I'll stick to mahogany bodies.
2. Depends.
3. If they're affordable and/or sound good.

+1

Although, really...pretty sure that once you sand them down and remove all the electronics, any guitar becomes environmentally sustainable. That said, I never got the point of this environmental bullshit.

GuitarGuyNack 11-16-2012 01:15 PM

I'll stick with my custom walnut guitars.

T00DEEPBLUE 11-16-2012 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by crazysam23_Atax
That said, I never got the point of this environmental bullshit.

The reason behind these guitars existing has absolutely nothing to do with sustainable materials, it's just clever marketing. A company has to make money somehow, why not slap 'sustainable' on it (when acrylic lacquer is totally not sustainable :rolleyes: ) and see if people buy into it?

Edit: dem boobies

jthm_guitarist 11-16-2012 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by crazysam23_Atax
That said, I never got the point of this environmental bullshit.

Wood doesn't grow on trees you know.


But seriously the demand for resources increases every day, it helps to conserve.

Nick92Slayer 11-16-2012 08:27 PM

If they sound and feel good then I don't see why not, but there are always going to be traditionalists regardless. I'd rather have a good Telecaster, Gibson flying V or something though

So-Cal 11-16-2012 09:18 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by T00DEEPBLUE
The reason behind these guitars existing has absolutely nothing to do with sustainable materials, it's just clever marketing. A company has to make money somehow, why not slap 'sustainable' on it (when acrylic lacquer is totally not sustainable :rolleyes: ) and see if people buy into it?

Edit: dem boobies

absolutely


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