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Woodworking Industry News

Taylor debuts guitars with urban sourced eucalyptus wood

EL CAJON, Calif. — Taylor Guitars has announced new guitars made with urban sourced eucalyptus wood that the company calls Urban Ironbark. Featured in the company's redesigned 500 Series instruments, Urban Ironbark, is a brand-new tonewood that debuts as the back and sides of its 514ce and 512ce models. The tonewood is a first for the guitar-making industry and joins Urban Ash as the second tonewood in Taylor's product line to come from Taylor's urban sourcing initiative in collaboration with West Coast Arborists, Inc. (WCA).

Pricing & Supply

Study: Woody Biomass Prices Drop

Low fossil fuel prices have reduced the demand and prices of woody biomass throughout the U.S. the past three years, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. The Pacific Northwest has the lowest biomass prices, slightly lower than the South, while the Northeast continues to have among the highest costs in the country.