“At Taylor Guitars, we are committed to creating a better and more sustainable future by crafting great guitars without compromise to the guitar, the player, or the forests. We want every Taylor guitar to be proudly played for generations to come.” — Bob Taylor
As many of you in the extended Taylor family know, the spirit of Earth Day is a deep-rooted mindset at Taylor, as Bob Taylor is passionate about developing new models of responsible social forestry that invest in local communities, the forests, and ultimately, the future. In fact, this week, Bob is at our ebony mill in Yaounde, Cameroon, where we’ve been working hard for the past several years to transform the way ebony is harvested, processed and even grown. We’re excited to report that we’re now cultivating a new generation of ebony trees with an onsite ebony nursery, making the mill the only entity in the forestry sector in all of Cameroon that has been granted approval from Ministry of Forest and Fauna (MINFOF) for the replanting of ebony. While both our work and our ebony seedlings are young, we’re gaining greater insight into how ebony propagates, along with its optimum growth environment.
If you haven’t seen Bob’s video on the state of ebony, it’s worth a view. As you’ll see, our commitment to the future is real. We’re also working closely with other like-minded partners to explore the propagation of species like maple in the Pacific Northwest, and koa in Hawaii. Happy Earth Day. https://www.taylorguitars.com/about/sustainable-ebony