A valid point - to a point. Almost extinct? Cite your sources.You know, Brazilian Rosewood is almost extinct. Its a living thing. I dont see anyone here getting rid of their Martins or Strats.
THAT is a good Idea! Still giving to turtle rescue though.
Trees live even longer and they feel 'pain' and react to stress. It was a silly but valid point. My sources came from the internet. It was (is) in CITES appendix II.A valid point - to a point. Almost extinct? Cite your sources.
Martin phased out Brazilian rosewood in main production starting in the mid 60s. The three piece back of the D-35 was partly designed to maximize the use of of a dwindling resource. East Indian rosewood has been the Martin standard since. They still use Brazilian in very limited quantities (stupid expensive!), as do other instrument makers.
If you do not see the difference between a tree and a turtle, you still do not get the point.
I Fear that if it is in a museum, stupid people will want them. Its best not to talk about them anymore. Or for people to hear the tone even. I am not gonna tour with it.Ehhh, just get rid of it, save yourself the headache, and for god's sake don't beat yourself up over it. You made a mistake and you learned from it. That's all. No, you did not bring bad karma on yourself. That turtle was eating celestial jellyfish in testudinate heaven probably before Khomeini came to power. Did you kill it, eat it, make money off of it? No, no, and no. Not that I'd own one, but the black market "turtle guitar trade" is not a factor in oceanic species extinction. Buying stuff that says "made in you know where", now that's a different matter seeing as "you know where" thinks they have the divine right to poach everyone else's coastline and EEZs into oblivion.
You with your GIF's! Im watching Clarkson right now
Look man, nobody hates you here. But knowing that was once a living, breathing creature, is horrifying.
There was a time when game preserves in Africa would legally sell Elephant Ivory taken from animals that did of natural causes, to help with the preserve’s expenses. It wasn’t expensive to get things like nut blanks made of Ivory through them.
It’s the ethics of the situation that I see a problem with. If it turns out to be pre-ban, then have at it and enjoy it, but I can’t for the life of me understand why anyone would congratulate you on that purchase.
I Fear that if it is in a museum, stupid people will want them. Its best not to talk about them anymore. Or for people to hear the tone even. I am not gonna tour with it.
I do find the shell very pretty. And consider myself lucky that I got to see one. Otherwise I never would have. I also didnt see one at the Shedd Aquarium, The Brookfield Zoo or the Field Museum of natural history. I have loved and raised turtles all my life.