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Old 11-16-2012, 05:02 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:35 AM   #2
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:43 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:08 AM   #4
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Sounds awesome actually. Yeah if they're reasonably priced I'd consider getting one.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:17 AM   #6
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What do you guys think?

I'll stick with what i already know i like thank you very much.
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Are they going to last?

They will very likely become popular in the future.
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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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:27 AM   #7
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thought this was going 2 b about sustaniacs
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:30 AM   #8
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:41 AM   #9
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If they can make them look cool then sure.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:35 AM   #10
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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!



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

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Old 11-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #12
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I love the amount of acrylic lacquer on those 'sustainable' guitars.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:46 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #15
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1. I'll stick to mahogany bodies.
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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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:15 PM   #16
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I'll stick with my custom walnut guitars.
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Old 11-16-2012, 01:17 PM   #17
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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 ) and see if people buy into it?

Edit: dem boobies
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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.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:27 PM   #19
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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
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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 ) and see if people buy into it?

Edit: dem boobies

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