Hardwood alternatives from natural options to advances in synthetics

Olive, holly, pear, blackthorn, hawthorn c.roger hansell

Following CITES’ restrictions on the trade of rosewoods at the beginning of this year, there are those in the musical instrument industry who fear that ebony may be next. Peter Somerford looks at the alternatives to ebony and other exotic hardwoods being developed by a handful of intrepid manufacturers

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