Dalbergia (Rosewood) CITES classification

Indian Rosewood Set
Written by Bill Quinn

Many of you will know that on 2nd January 2017 the Genus Dalbergia has been brought under the CITES convention.  For guitar makers in particular this is causing a lot of confusion.

Madinter in Spain has produced a fantastic document to educate timber buyers and instrument makers alike about the requirements of the CITES regulations.   With their kind permission I have attached a pdf of the Madinter document below.


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