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Fender Will No Longer Build Production Model Guitars With Ash......

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Neel, Apr 25, 2020.

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  1. Neel

    Neel TDPRI Member Gold Supporter

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    I read this today:
    Gear new reports ....that Fender will largely discontinue its use of ash due to environmental considerations.

    According to Fender, the threat to ash stocks is twofold: Climate change is leading to increased flooding in the Mississippi Delta (where Fender sources most of its swamp ash), while the Emerald Ash Borer (an invasive insect) continues to wreak havoc on ash trees throughout North America. Over the past 20 years, the insect has killed tens of millions of ash trees. With efforts to control it falling flat, losses are expected to reach the billions.

    "In order to uphold our legacy of consistency and high quality," Max Gutnik, vice president of Fender Electric Guitars, Basses, and Amplifiers, said, "We, at Fender, have made the decision to remove Ash from the majority of our regular production models."

    What do you guys think. You think the Ash body Fenders will go up in price?
     
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