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Complexity Of Touring With Rosewood Instruments May Soon Be Eased

Enlarge this image A rosewood-body guitar, ca. 2004. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Cindy Ord/Getty Images At a meeting in Geneva today, the treaty organization that shook the music industry with new trade regulations on rosewood took formal action to clarify and potentially ease some of the regulations. Rosewood is a prized “tonewood” used for musical instruments from guitars to clarinets and oboes. The treaty cracked down on the material’s international movements late last year to combat worldwide depletion of rosewood trees, driven by China’s burgeoning demand for…

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