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Eco-responsible Instruments handcrafters & musicians

Salon de la Belle Guitare – Conference
“The forest and the musical instrument” by Jacques Carbonneaux (APLG, CSFI, EGB)

Saturday, 21st March, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. - in the Moebius bar foyer
Entrance to the Salon : 5 € per day / 10 € pass 3 days

The world’s forests are in serious danger from deforestation and forest degradation, with a forest area of 1.3 million square kilometres lost between 1990 and 2016.
Pressures on EU forest ecosystems due to climate change and unsustainable forest management are a reason for concern and are expected to increase in the future, due to increasing demand of timber coming from the bioenergy the bioeconomy sectors, in a context where illegal logging continues to be recorded in a number of Countries.
Overall, protecting forests means protecting biodiversity and working for a climate neutral and climate resilient land.
In this context, instruments became a high visibility sector and great social - cultural values.

Wood represents between 63% and 82% of the average weight of a guitar. It is therefore the responsibility of musical instruments manufacturer but also of the musician to do their best to preserve forests and biodiversity.

 Jacques Carbonneaux

The conference will be organized around four axes:

  • The state of health of the forests, and of the lutherie woods
  • Regulations: yesterday, today and tomorrow (CITES, EU Timber Regulations)
  • The role of the luthier in the preservation of forests and lutherie woods
  • Questions / answers with the public


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