Not being too political, but YES, all brazilian mahogany and brazilian rosewood you see in EVERY guitar in the world is a illegal ripoff of our brazilian Amazônia.
Here in Brazil is just PROHIBITED BY LAW own, distribute, transport or even 'get CLOSE' to brazilian mahogany and brasilian rosewood.
If any luthier of any kind says he has mahogany on storage, or even a single one piece of mahogany neck ready to assemble a nice private guitar, it's still AGAINST THE BRAZILIAN LAW to own or handle it.
So the brazilian hipocrisy still continues, since i can get any brazilian mahogany i need just on the next block, without issues at all, and make my custom guitars. Nobody gives it a ******!
It sounds really stupid, since we have lotz and lotz of PRS Brazilian models and so and so. It's a shame, really.
And Brazilian government cannot do anything in general, since only 2% (yes, two percent!!!) of our woods are legally imported to USA and Korea, China, etc... then 98% is just stollen from brazilian native workers that earn no more than $90 bucks (USD) per week doing it and giving the woods to other HUGE wood suppliers.
I know youre kinda new on the forum, but those things don't get comments here lately.
And the Rainforests was PRICEY last time: more than USD$6000!!!