Friday, September 2, 2011

Alternative Materials for Instruments

Regardless of the results of the Federal investigation of the Gibson material sourcing, a can of worms has been opened regarding wood as a renewable resource. Most of the wood that we desire grows slower than humans need it and so we need a viable alternative. As of this writing, carbon fiber is probably best suited for the job but we cannot lose sight of the fact that manufacturing carbon fiber isn't without environmental impact. Whether manufacturing or disposing carbon fiber - it has drawbacks.

Nice Cello manufacturing video - Rest assured that the same methods can be applied to guitar, bass, banjo, and any odd instrument made of wood like materials.

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