Luthier Mark Gaiero of Gaiero Guitars sorts through a stack of tonewood.
 

TONEWOODS
 

I’m excited to be part of the small but growing trend among luthiers to build with non-endangered woods. Millions of plant and animal species live in the tropics and many are threatened due to deforestation. Every beautiful, resonant guitar made of sustainable woods challenges the necessity of using endangered exotics.