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Check out this short video from Chris Martin. He explains the history of the use of elephant tusks in the craft of making guitars and how Martin Guitars made the decision to step away from that in the 1960’s. Martin is the founding sponsor for The Nature Conservancy and they continue to fight to protect and save elephants from the disturbing slaughter for the harvest of ivory that is still going on today. Martin Guitars no longer uses ivory of any sort – instead they have substituted a synthetic for the ivory used on their instruments.
“This is a terrible shame and it should stop.. and the only way it’s going to stop is if people stop buying and using ivory.” – Chris Martin IV
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