TLP 286 - Taylor Guitars/Buck Knives: The Ebony Project

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Taylor Guitars is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of acoustic guitars. Co-founded in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, the company is based in El Cajon, California. The company’s refined approach to crafting guitars has spawned many innovations and established new standards of quality. In addition to Bob Taylor’s decades of expertise in creating a world-class guitar production facility in the U.S. and Mexico. Taylor is not only committed to providing clients with quality wood products but his mission also involves respecting the environment, and improving the livelihood of those men and women in Cameroon, Africa who harvest the wood.

Bob and Luisa talk about the ebony sawmill they purchased in 2011, called Crelicam™,  that is an international supplier of ebony and how they are setting a new standard of social and environmental responsibility around Cameroon's forest resources. They are committed to cultivating a better future within Cameroon by producing high-quality ebony products and supporting scientific research and replanting efforts that help safeguard Cameroon’s forest resources.

Buck Knives has recently started using ebony again in their knife handles. The 110 folding hunter & 110 auto knives and the 112 Ranger & 112 Auto knives currently feature the ebony from Crelicam's sawmill in Cameroon.