The Tonewood Certification Project

THE BEDELL TONEWOOD CERTIFICATION PROJECT PRINCIPLES
Bedell tonewood is legally acquired, in accordance with all domestic and international regulations, including CITES and Lacey Act, and has verified supporting documentation. Bedell tonewood is ethically sourced from one of the following scenarios:

  1. Individual trees salvaged from the forest as dead/fallen or at the end of their lifecycle.
  2. Trees individually harvested in a manner that leaves the rest of the forest and ecological system as undisturbed as possible.
  3. Tonewood from a collection of “treasured tonewood,” fully compliant with all international regulations, and harvested either before the CITES convention of 1992 or before the wood species was listed under CITES.

BEDELL GUITARS WILL NEVER KNOWINGLY USE ANY TONEWOOD FROM CLEAR-CUT FORESTS.

Our wood partners share our commitment to preserving the forests and certify that the tonewood supplied conforms to the Bedell Tonewood Certification Project principles.  The Bedell wood management team verifies these claims and makes periodic site visits to confirm compliance. Additionally, the Bedell Wood Library code system tracks chain-of-custody and legal documentation for every piece of wood in our library.

EXPLORE THE ORIGINS OF SEED-TO-SONG THROUGH OUR INTERACTIVE MAP

“The Tree” Mahogany

The Tree flourished in the Chiquibul jungle in Central America. Exact location not specified on this map.

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Adirondack Spruce

Harvested in the Adirondack Mountains - GPS coordinates not exact

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Alaska Specialty Wood

CRAIG, ALASKA

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Ancient Sitka Spruce

Harvested from Prince of Wales island - GPS coordinates not exact.

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Bigleaf Maple

Our Bigleaf Maple comes from the Pacific Northwest. GPS coordinates not exact.

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Brazilian Rosewood

Harvested in Brazil - GPS location not specific

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Buckskin Redwood

HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

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Cocobolo

Cocobolo grows from southwestern Mexico through western Central America

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Custosel

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Cyril Jacob

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Diamond Teak

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East Indian Rosewood

Tonewood comes from this region - GPS coordinates are not exact

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European Spruce

Harvested from Romania - GPS coordinates not exact.

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Honduran Mahogany

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Jay Howlett

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Kauri

NEW ZEALAND

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Koa

HAWAII

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Madinter

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Ocean Sinker Redwood

Manzanita, Oregon

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Old Standard Wood

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Overseas Traders

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Rainforest Lumber

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Sitka Spruce

Harvested from Prince of Wales island - GPS coordinates not exact.

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The “Lucky Strike” Redwood

APPROXIMATELY 600 YEARS OLD, HARVESTED FROM THE FOREST FLOOR IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

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Tonewoods S.L.

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Western Red Cedar

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