Walden CD4040-CERT. This is a fantastic guitar, and is made from all-sustainable eco-friendly tonewoods. A guitar with impeccable moral credentials, Walden have done everything in their power to minimise this guitar's impact on the environment, right down to the lacquer, and it also turns out to be a brilliant guitar in its own right!
Solid North American Sitka Spruce top and Solid Central American Mahogany back and sides makes for a quality tone which will only get better with age.
"Walden have recently introduced the Madera line of guitars—instruments made entirely from certified FSC-pure tonewoods such as Sitka spruce and South American mahogany. Through a process known as “chain-of-custody,” the Forest Stewardship Council ensures that each guitar in the Madera line is fully compliant, overseeing the woods from the time they’re harvested until they’re used in construction. Fittingly, Madera is Spanish for “wood,” and the headstock of each guitar is emblazoned in pearl with a Chinese character that symbolizes wood. This guitar is currently only one of only two dreadnoughts with 100% pure, responsibly-forested wood on the market, the other being the American-made Martin D Mahogany 09, which lists for more than twice the price of the CD4040."