Musician’s Letter to Instrument Makers

Instructions:

  1. Cut and paste the below suggested text into the body of an email
  2. Fill out all bracketed fields
  3. Send to your artist relations rep and cc info@reverb.org

 

Dear [ARTIST RELATIONS REP] and the [GUITAR MANUFACTURER] Team,

I’m reaching out as I’ve become aware and concerned about the issue of illegal logging and musical instruments’ potential role in it.  I’m hoping to gain a better sense of what your company’s stance is on this issue and to learn more about the wood used in the instruments I currently play.

Widespread illegal logging is placing at risk the wood we treasure in our musical instruments, and thus the future of music as we know it. As a musician dedicated to my art and to protecting the earth’s natural resources, I do not want to in any way intentionally or unintentionally support the trade of illegal timber.

I love playing the following instruments and am hoping you can set my mind at ease about the legality of the wood used in these instrument(s). I would appreciate any information you can provide about the supply chain of these instruments and specifically would like to know:

  • What species of wood are used? 
  • Where and when was the wood harvested? 
  • What steps are you taking to ensure the legality and sustainability of the wood used in your instruments and compliance with the Lacey Act?
[Guitar Model: XXXX  Serial # XXXX] [Guitar Model: XXXX  Serial # XXXX]

Thank you so much for taking the time to look into this for me and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best,

[NAME] [BAND]

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