Playing for Time: Wood Shortages Threaten World's Best Guitars
Date: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 20:17:26 UTC

The electric guitar has survived ritual stage smashing and the rise of electronic pop. But now it faces a bigger challenge: guitar makers are running out of wood. The head of Gibson, home of the Les Paul guitar, has warned that the rare and exotic woods used to craft the best instruments are running out at such a rate that the guitar could become an endangered species. Complete Article

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