Re: Importing guitars and the Lacey Act - need "country of harvest" for DNA, UVMC
No consumer would know, much less any of the experts.
The rosewood is the killer, that's the protected wood on those guitars. I'm not even sure Hoshino knows exactly where it was harvested. Fujigen always supplied the woods and only if the exact type was specified in the specs of a certain model would there be a record, maybe [like it says American basswood].
Brett, I sent off an email to prep them to see if anything can be found, so at least the call might be worth it, but I'm not optimistic. And now that the Lacey Act hits this close, I think I'm done importing guitars until these questions have solid answers, which I'm not sure they ever will.