At Tanglewood Guitars we do not purchase ANY timber unless it is from a legitimate, accredited supply source and compliant with Lacey act regulations. This is because we ship globally, have a reputation with our partners for transparency and ethically sound construction and of course many of the countries we supply now require this protocol as standard. One day we hope all countries will.
Our “exotic” wood sourcing is laminate only. We use veneers of exotic wood to increase the term of stock availability into what we know can be a sustainable supply.
We aim to be here, making instruments that our playing family will love for many years to come and hope our instruments will be passed down through the generations, so it’s important to us that our raw materials are always available to match demand.