Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > UG Community > The Pit
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 11-16-2012, 05:02 AM   #1
punchymonkey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
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.
punchymonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 05:35 AM   #2
Jyrgen
Used Register
 
Jyrgen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Finland
Flaxwood FTW, I've actually almost been to their factory
__________________
Jyrgen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 05:43 AM   #3
NothingRocks
( ͡͡ ͜ &
 
NothingRocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Quote:
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.
__________________
四百二十燃やせこのオカマやろう!

Awakia Facebook Page

Anime List
Music
Youtube
NothingRocks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 06:08 AM   #4
captainsnazz
pigeon~~
 
captainsnazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: lewisham mcdeez
Sounds awesome actually. Yeah if they're reasonably priced I'd consider getting one.
captainsnazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 06:45 AM   #5
rockingamer2
Larmarky Remark
 
rockingamer2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Rainy Northwest
__________________
^^The above is a Cryptic Metaphor^^

"To know the truth of history is to realize its ultimate myth and its inevitable ambiguity."

MUSIC THEORY LINK

SteamID: CarrionComfort
rockingamer2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 07:17 AM   #6
T00DEEPBLUE
UG Nerd
 
T00DEEPBLUE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
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.
Quote:
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.
__________________
All hail the ostrich.





T00DEEPBLUE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 07:27 AM   #7
whoomit
 
whoomit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
thought this was going 2 b about sustaniacs
__________________
whoomit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 07:30 AM   #8
adamgur96
Not caring no more
 
adamgur96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: On a Small Ugly Rock In Space, Surrounded By Over 7,000,000,000 Ignorant Cunts And Retąrds....... Status: If I Just Posted This Then I Probably Have Too Much Spare Time.....
Quote:
Originally Posted by whoomit
thought this was going 2 b about sustaniacs


+1
__________________
I put my sig in a spoiler because i view UG sigless anyway.
adamgur96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 07:41 AM   #9
jthm_guitarist
"funny" but "unmemorable"
 
jthm_guitarist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: West Coast USA
If they can make them look cool then sure.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by emad
jthm_guitarist
Warned for trolling!

show
jthm_guitarist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 08:35 AM   #10
Fishybones
.....Pudding?
 
Fishybones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Norway
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!



__________________
Gear:


Squier J Mascis Jazzmaster
Squier Vista Venus

Pro co Rat 2
MXR Bass Octave deluxe
Line6 Verbzilla
EHX Small Clone
Boss DD-7
EHX Soul Food
Akai Headrush E2


Vox AC30cc1
Fishybones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 10:12 AM   #11
Horsedick.MPEG
Dot MPEG
 
Horsedick.MPEG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Buck Hill
Not gonna lie, that bamboo first act looks pretty cool:

__________________
2013 #5 Uger
2012 #7 Uger

Quote:
Originally Posted by jetfuel495
Jesus, Horsedick, you are my hero

Quote:
Originally Posted by JayT44
don't worry guys his girlfriend is black, she said it was okay for him to say that.



Stalk Me

Shitty Covers

Original Music

Lastfm
Horsedick.MPEG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 10:22 AM   #12
JustRooster
Organ Donor
 
JustRooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
I love the amount of acrylic lacquer on those 'sustainable' guitars.
__________________

Bob Logan Custom Esquire
84' Fender 62' RI Stratocaster
Custom Thinline Telecaster
LTD Viper Deluxe

15' Vox AC15C1
83' Fender Rivera Concert Reverb
08' Peavey Valveking 212

Custom/Boutique Snobby Pedals

Last edited by JustRooster : 11-16-2012 at 10:23 AM.
JustRooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #13
SkepsisMetal
 
SkepsisMetal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
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.
__________________
.
SkepsisMetal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 11:46 AM   #14
Lord_Doku
ancient bass
 
Lord_Doku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: The Netherlands
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.
Lord_Doku is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 01:09 PM   #15
crazysam23_Atax
Feuergesicht
 
crazysam23_Atax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
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.
crazysam23_Atax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 01:15 PM   #16
GuitarGuyNack
Metal Head
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Canada
I'll stick with my custom walnut guitars.
__________________
I am not accountable for this, okay.
GuitarGuyNack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 01:17 PM   #17
T00DEEPBLUE
UG Nerd
 
T00DEEPBLUE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Quote:
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 ) and see if people buy into it?

Edit: dem boobies
__________________
All hail the ostrich.





T00DEEPBLUE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 08:18 PM   #18
jthm_guitarist
"funny" but "unmemorable"
 
jthm_guitarist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: West Coast USA
Quote:
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.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by emad
jthm_guitarist
Warned for trolling!

show
jthm_guitarist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 08:27 PM   #19
Nick92Slayer
Fully qualified wasteman
 
Nick92Slayer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Derby, UK
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
__________________
The time has come for all to see
The men behind the curtain cast at you disease


Yours Sincerely
Nick92Slayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2012, 09:18 PM   #20
So-Cal
UG Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
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 ) and see if people buy into it?

Edit: dem boobies

absolutely
So-Cal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:39 AM.

Forum Archives / About / TOS / Advertise with us / Customer Support / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2015
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.