What is sustainable tonewood? What does FSC-certified actually mean? What is the current situation with harvesting timber from tropical forests? In today’s Acoustic Voices Podcast we get the answers to these questions and much more from Nicholas Weber, the founder of Guitar Tonewoods.
Weber has worked with foresters and guitar companies for decades, sourcing widely scattered woods that will eventually appear on instruments. Today Guitar Tonewoods specializes in exclusively FSC-certified woods (including mahogany, ebony, cedar and rosewood), all of which are selectively harvested from sustainable forestry.
From GT headquarters in Spain, Weber walks us through what these tropical forests look like today, how they are managed, and how technology plays a critical role in ensuring that they are preserved for generations to come. It’s a fascinating chat for anyone wondering about the materials that go into their guitars.
Acoustic Voices: A Guitar Podcast is a brand new collaboration between Breedlove Guitars and Fretboard Journal magazine. We hope you enjoy it. Our music is from Luke Basile.