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Genjokoan
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Oct 21, 2020
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Rosewood? Is there not a CITES requirement for these?
Oct 21, 2020
enero
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Oct 21, 2020
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I truly hope that this comment was you being facetious.
Oct 21, 2020
ferretallica
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Oct 22, 2020
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Why? My understanding is any wood from trees in the Dalbergia genus (including all rosewoods) requires a CITES permit for international import/export. Odds of it being picked up if it is just declared as 'keycaps' for customs is low but it's still a legitimate concern if you don't want to risk fines and/or having your $140+shipping keycaps seized by customs with no refund.
Oct 22, 2020
Clarid
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Oct 22, 2020
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My first though was wondering about it's status as endangered, as well. Last I heard that was the case, which is why guitar manufacturers have been moving to different species for fretboards.
Oct 22, 2020
enero
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Oct 22, 2020
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I think you folks are taking (their) "Rosewood" term too seriously. If you look at (junk) sellers across the internet, who sell anything that remotely resembles wood, you will see that a lot of them call anything that has a reddish hue, "rosewood" or "redwood" when in reality they are just cheap local stock thats been stained. Not to mention, that if this were any real species of rosewood, I would highly doubt that they can offer it as such a low (for any kind of exotic or endangered wood) price. Also, let's not forget where we are. This is Drop. You have to take everything with a grain of sand. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosewood
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Oct 22, 2020
Lilithcake
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Oct 22, 2020
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so use redwood and not rosewood. they can get creative with naming a generic color of wood color or maybe provide more details. Like if it's basic pine stained with walnut color. I guess this is really on Drop for not providing clear info.
Oct 22, 2020
Genjokoan
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Nov 7, 2020
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I was, I am totally serious. I pretend to do a little wood working and I have watched many species disappear from the market over the last 40+ years. In the time it will take me to finish typing this comment, acres (yes, plural) of rainforest will be gone. I weep for the future of my species.
Nov 7, 2020
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