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    This all sux. At least MMs have no inlays,
    so no one hasta prove inlays are not ivory.

    Not being anti-elephant, but surely any ax
    with ivory-looking inlays will be a problem
    soon ... if not already :-( If abalone winds
    up endangered, or is harvested at in some
    way that threatens something .... Oy Vey !

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    Somebody somewhere owns an MTD bass
    made of semi-petrified redwood, adorned
    with an actual mastodon-tusk-ivory inlay
    at the twelfth fret. Best to beware where
    one travels with THAT ax ... which, BTW,
    was sold for about $25,000 [no typo] with
    much of that total dedicated a green world
    organization. Go figger ......

    I don't hardly travel but if I had to, I do
    have an old Steinberger to see me thru
    until graphite is declared as endangered.
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    So is EBMM going to stop using Rosewood eventually and use Ebony and Maple instead?
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    It would seem that ebony, at least SOME of the
    sources of ebony, will sooner than later become
    a problem similar as with rosewood. You'd hafta
    document the SOURCE even if the entire genre
    isn't banned.

    I've not seen this topic arise yet on the Warwick
    forum, where it could be of greater concern, for
    two reasons:

    Warwicks are made of MANY kinds of rare wood

    .... and ....

    the denizens of the Warwick forum are greatly
    from Europe and surrounding regions. We here
    in North America can travel thousands of miles
    without crossing national borders. In Europe,
    you'd cross 2 or more borders in the traveling
    the distance from NJ to Colorado ! IOW, same
    distance traveled equals far more borders :-(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem View Post
    In Europe,
    you'd cross 2 or more borders in the traveling
    the distance from NJ to Colorado ! IOW, same
    distance traveled equals far more borders :-(
    Which doesn't matter if you stay in the EU though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead-Eye View Post
    Which doesn't matter if you stay in the EU though.
    Thaz a good thing. But I remain curious how this
    topic will fly when it arises on the W forum, as the
    members there are far more geographically diverse
    than here ... and W is extremely CITES aware, due
    to their obsession with exotic wood. They announce
    from time to time product changes due to sourcing
    and ethics. They had switched from wenge necks to
    ovangcal for such reason 15 years ago, but recently
    switched back, having found a plantation source for
    wenge [not old growth nor wild forest].

    I'm not pimping W here, just pondering and thinking
    that since they face the CITES issue to the max, no
    sense in re-inventing the wheel if a workable model
    is already rolling along.
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