Crelicam Update

Display Name: 
Bob Taylor
Affiliation: 
Taylor Guitars
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Luisa Willshir
Affiliation: 
Madinter

This report presents an approach to guaranteeing a legal and sustainable supply of a high-value tropical hardwood in a difficult operating environment. Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars and Luisa Willshir of Madinter represent the two companies that jointly own Crelicam, an ebony production facility in Cameroon. The report details the changes they made to the operating environment, as well as the new reality for guitarmakers and other users of high-end tonewoods in an era of diminishing forest resources.