It's amazing what Bedell Guitars is doing to lead the charge on sustainably produced instruments and how transparent they are with the wood they are sourcing.
Bend, OR (PRWEB) July 30, 2014
Bedell Guitars is dedicated to creating beautiful musical instruments that delight the senses but also keep the forests thriving for generations to come. All the woods used live up to the standards set by the Bedell Tonewood Certification Project Principles. One of the main tenets of that principle is that all woods used are fully compliant with CITES and Lacey and comply with the laws of the country of harvest.
“Bedell Guitars is dedicated to building guitars with woods that are sustainable as well as legally and ethically sourced. With the work that REVERB is doing with the Lacey act and helping touring musicians minimize their impact on the environment, it was a natural and easy partnership to create,” said Tom Bedell, founder and head hippie of Bedell Guitars.
Bedell Guitars and REVERB are dedicated to providing options for guitar players that are environmentally conscious. The Bedell Earthsong proves it is possible to create a guitar with incredible tone while honoring a complete commitment to forest stewardship. Using only American harvested woods, a salvaged Sitka spruce soundboard, Western bigleaf maple back and sides, an Eastern hard rock maple neck and a walnut fretboard, bridge and peghead overlay, Bedell craftsmen have achieved unparalleled tone and projection.
“It’s amazing what Bedell Guitars is doing to lead the charge on sustainably produced instruments and how transparent they are with the wood they are sourcing. As a musician and as an environmentalist, I am so happy and excited to see a company like this turning the tide on how guitars are being made!” said Adam Gardner, co-founder of REVERB and guitarist of the band Guster.
This summer Bedell Guitars has teamed up with REVERB in support of their collaboration with Dave Matthews Band, the BamaGreen Project. Since 2005, REVERB has been making Dave Matthews Band’s tours more sustainable, backstage and through fan engagement. The Farm-To-Family program collects fan donations to purchase local, organic farm products for donation to local food banks. In 2014, the program has this far raised over $77,000 to support local agriculture and fight hunger. Bedell Guitars has donated a Coffee House Dreadnought and 1964 Dreadnought that has been signed by Dave Matthews and serves as grand prizes for those who participate in the Farm-To-Family program.
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Launched in 1964 and after a four-decade hiatus, Bedell Guitars re-launched in 2009 and is located in Bend, Oregon sourcing rare and special tonewoods, designing instruments and working with exceptionally talented craftspeople. Driven by passion, the company prides itself in its respect and reverence for the connection between the woods of its forests and music to create unique and quality guitars. For more information about Bedell Guitars, visit, bedellguitars.com.
Deeply rooted within the music and environmental communities, REVERB is a 501(c)(3) environmental organization dedicated to educating and engaging musicians and their fans to take action toward a more sustainable future. Founded in 2004 by environmentalist Lauren Sullivan and her musician husband, Guster guitarist/vocalist Adam Gardner, REVERB has greened more than 150 major tours including Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Maroon 5, fun., Linkin Park and Jason Mraz. http://www.reverb.org