Possible CITES U-turn: Is Rosewood set for a comeback?

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In January, the International Coalition Meeting involving trade bodies from all over the world discussed the proposal to exempt rosewood used in instrument manufacture from CITES regulatory controls. If adopted, this would have a huge impact on guitar makers all over the world.  In May 2019, the CITES board will meet in Sri Lanka to discuss […]

Worried about new US tariffs on synthesizer components? Read this.

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Moog generated a lot of interest, concern and sympathy with its recent newsletter stating that the impact of President Trumps 25% tariff on certain electronic components could mean that they would have to move manufacturing out of the US. Now some other manufacturers have entered into the debate, including Paul T Schreiber from SynthTech Inc, who […]