Overseas Traders is owned and operated by the Yogi family, and is located in the bustling town of Hubli, about 250 miles northwest of Bangalore, in the state of Karnataka, India. Overseas Traders was founded in 1968, though the Yogis have been in the lumber business for five generations. The company is FSC-certified, a member of NAMM and specializes in providing spectacular rosewood for the musical instrument industry. The wood buyers from Overseas Traders attend 60 to 70 government auctions a year to acquire the most promising trees. Every tree is numbered from the moment it is harvested, and it is tracked through the auction process. Once the trees are in Overseas Traders’ possession, fastidious records are kept through transport, processing, storage and sale, ensuring flawless chain-of-custody documentation and assurance to Bedell devotees that their tonewood was acquired legally through the proper channels that benefit the citizens of the state in which the trees were selectively harvested or salvaged.