Can I ask a couple quick questions to you?
HNLim wrote: ↑
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:38 am
I cannot imagine the future in a world without risewood classical guitar.
If this ban stays, it will be a matter of time that rosewood will disappear from the classical guitar scene.
It surely would be and I share the concern with you.
Meanwhile, it has been known that the wood for guitars require aging for 20-30 yrs before finally being worked on. I heard 5yr is just enough for some cypress and likewise the aging period may vary I suppose.
Q1) Having said that, exactly what kind of scenario are we looking at ahead?
If we have 20-30 year aging period, then the guitar makers should have at least 20-30 year worth of stock as of now. So we would continue to see BRW or IRW guitars coming out to market for at least two to three decades before using up the current stock of wood.
And if we have the threats be successfully addressed during that period, then we would see them released again, and onward should see it on the guitar after the aging process. Then after all we would have seen no rosewoods for the period of 20-30 years. I see some of them are 1000 years old when cut down, whereas 50-100 yo rosewood trees may also be used for the guitars and other instruments. Then are we looking at some 20-50yrs without them after using up the current stock?
Q2) What kind of measures in your opinion would take them off the list?
Is it like we should plant more rosewood trees so we won't get them further endangered, or;
Should we (i.e. the people and their authorities) be more aggressively fight against the illegal loggers and smugglers?
Do you think the present regulation in place is the best way to possibly save the species?
Just possibly, could we come up with some great idea that in turn could be a useful input to the competent authorities, or do we have nothing to do and simply have to wait to miss them after some decades?
Can't we together take any small action against the situation?
Or should we not discuss about this?