As a response to regulations imposed in 2017 by The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Traveler Guitar has made the decision to move away from rosewood.
We are committed to compliance and sustainability, as such we are researching and evaluating various species to use in place of rosewood. Once a decision is made, we’ll be updating our customers via travelerguitar.com and other musical instrument industry outlets.
For now, the single best resource for the most up-to-date information on CITES regulations is over at the National Associate of Music Merchants (NAMM) website. There you'll find an abundance of documentation, archived webinars, PowerPoint presentations, PDFS, FAQs, and more.
CITES The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, also known as CITES, is an international agreement between governments. The agreement is an established, international conservation effort aimed at reducing and eliminating the trade of endangered wild animals and plants. NAMM offers resources that identify changes to the CITES Appendices and other outcomes that would have the greatest impact on the Music Products Industry. Please check here often for updates and new resources.
If you have more questions related specifically to CITES and your Traveler Guitar, please don't hesitate to reach out.