punchymonkey
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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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Flaxwood FTW, I've actually almost been to their factory
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Quote 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.
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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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If they can make them look cool then sure.

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

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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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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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Quote 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.
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I'll stick with my custom walnut guitars.
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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?

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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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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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Quote 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
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Soooo....are these materials available for purchase somewhere?
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6 words: Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Standard

or...

any one of these high end Dimebag guitars.
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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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"Hey let's make an awesome looking guitar and give it the ugliest finish ever!"

Judging by your post I'm just gonna guess you're unfamiliar with ECG(?). Probably not sustainable (not 100% sure what qualifies as such), but also not wood.
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i'm a close-minded guitarist who likes the classic looking designs like a telecaster or es-335 or something..

the other types of newer guitars around seem ugly to me and generally aren't for what i play anyway
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you can take environmental actions in other aspects and activities in your life. Wood is essential for a guitar.
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#27
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you can take environmental actions in other aspects and activities in your life. Wood is essential for a guitar.


Still, you can be a dick about it further propelling the practice of deforestation or at least try to respect the enviroment, which is enabling you to make a living


The Taylor thing where he discovered that they were throwing away all non-black ebony for fretboards and decided to say 'screw the market only wanting black ebony, we're going to use everything' is pretty cool

http://www.taylorguitars.com/about/sustainable-ebony
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Sorry I'll take my exotic woods any day over this. It's nice that they are thinking about the environment but I just don't want my guitars made out of plastic.
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If it sounds good then I don't think I'd care.
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