Re: Lacey Act - Takin' a Risk, Tryin' Again
I have to wonder how this all affects Pac-Rim instrument manufacture. My main mandolin is (probably) of Chinese extraction - how can I know that the ebony in my fretboard was legally harvested in accordance with CITES, and able to enter the country under the auspices of the Lacey Act?
Guess I'm not taking it out of the country. Maybe I should invest in a carbon fiber mandolin....
"When I heard what Socrates had done on the lyre, I wished indeed even [I had done] that...but certainly I labored hard in letters!" - Cicero, "Cato the Elder on Old Age"
Weber Gallatin Mahogany F
Late 19th Century Ferrari(?) Bowlback
No-name, early 20th Century British Mandoline-Banjo
1960s Harmony Baritone Ukelele
The Magic Fluke Flea Soprano Ukelele (in 5ths!)
1910 German Stradivarius 1717 copy, unknown maker
1890(?) German Stradivarius 1725 copy, G.A. Pfreztschner, maker