It was my understanding that SCGC was not going to use Madi on any new instruments and has not used it for several years…….anyone know .
1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.
The only dalbergia still on the list is Brazilian, dalbergia nigra.
Madrose is dalbergia baronii and it’s ok to trade in again. Madrose is still pretty endangered, though. It’s the same for African Blackwood, dalbergia melanoxylon, which is getting hard to find in wide pieces. Both are great materials but at their current rate of consumption, they’ll be on CITES 1 with Brazilian in the not-too-distant future.