In case you didn’t know, 300 types of rosewood (and some other wood) has recently become very regulated. If you would like to read more 2017 Regulations
What does this mean Mandy? This means that any new instrument you purchase will not be made of rosewood (or these other woods). Does it mean that my rosewood instrument that I already have is illegal, oh no?? No it does not. It just means that you cannot take that instrument out of your country.
Why are you telling me this Mandy? Well, I’m telling you because any new instrument you purchase through me (as a dealer for Gold Tone and it’s partners) will not have a rosewood fretboard.
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This leads me to happily say I’m getting a NEW BANJO!!! YIPPIE, that’s always a good thing am I right? Do the happy dance –
HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY YIPPIE!!
I’m getting a new banjo so that I can show you the new wood used in Gold Tone fretboards and review it for you, wink wink!
The new wood used will be Australian or New Zealand Blackwood. Here are some interesting facts about this Australian Blackwood
Gold Tone will be getting the banjo I’m purchasing back in stock in early January. I’ll have a full review once I get it and I’ll be playing it a LOT (reasons why will be in another post).
I feel weird not putting a photo into my blog post so here is a random photo for your viewing pleasure. This is a coat rack my husband made for us out of CEDAR. I am talking about wood so yeah. We got the board from a man who sells them at the flea market, and some nice cast iron hooks from another vendor there. Hubby sanded the board and installed the hooks and there we go.