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:
- Individual trees salvaged from the forest as dead/fallen or at the end of their lifecycle.
- Trees individually harvested in a manner that leaves the rest of the forest and ecological system as undisturbed as possible.
- 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.