Tonewood

Bedell Guitars are rooted in the simple belief that extraordinary acoustic guitars can be crafted from the world’s most precious tonewoods in complete harmony with sustaining our forests and honoring the indigenous cultures and economies that live among them. At Bedell, it’s all about the wood – knowing where your instrument comes from and knowing that the woods were obtained responsibly. The journey at Bedell Guitars is far different from other acoustic instrument builders. It starts with a commitment to appreciate every individual tree used in our guitars: where and when it germinated, the length of its life, and how it was salvaged. We then thoughtfully and responsibly handcraft our instruments entirely in the U.S.A. We’re committed to complete transparency, from seed to song.

The Bedell Tonewood Certification Project ensures that all Bedell tonewoods are legally and ethically procured. Every instrument has CITES documentation, where applicable, and a clear, documented chain of custody. As a result, every Bedell Guitar qualifies for the Guitar Passport issued by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, guaranteeing your guitar can be transported throughout the world, including in and out of Europe.