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Rewind: Sting Works With Martin To Create Eco-Friendly Guitar

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snipshot_cp16dlififb5.jpgWe’ve been covering some green music news lately, so it’s only right that something should come up regarding eco-friendly instruments. Even though this happened back in 2005,  it’s still worth noting that Sting hooked up with Martin Guitars to develop a new signature model, The Sting: Mini Signature Edition.

This size 5 guitar isn’t just easy on the ears, it’s also kind to the planet. As co-founder of The Rainforest Foundation, Sting wanted to be sure the instrument was ecologically sound and that it would “protect the rights of indigenous people.” From the article,

“To this end, 77 percent of the wood utilized in the construction of the Sting: Mini Signature Edition originated in forests managed in a sustainable and ecologically responsible manner. In addition, the guitar utilizes spruce braces from reclaimed sources constituting 8.4% of the utilized wood. While some of the tonewoods are non-traditional, they blend together to form a beautiful looking and sounding instrument with tremendous professional integrity.”

Now only 100 of these guitars were produced, so I’m thinking that they were scooped up pretty quick. It would be great, however, to see more attention paid in the guitar industry to using sustainable wood and other eco-friendly materials. Were you one of the lucky few that picked up “The Sting”? How does it sound?

Source: Martin Guitars via GearWire

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