Madera Line

Forest friendly

Ecologically friendly, sustainable acoustic guitars made of woods from well managed forests are rare. Certified “sustainable” instruments made by ethically run Mainland China factories are even rarer. With Walden’s Madera Line, guitarists can make purchasing decisions that both serve your musical aspirations and take part in reducing the over consumption of world resources.

The all-solid wood Madera line is built with certified FSC-100% traditional guitar tonewoods such as certified FSC-100% solid Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis), certified FSC-100% solid Western Red cedar (Thuja plicata), and certified FSC-100% solid South American “genuine” mahogany (Swientenia Macrophylla). With an FSC Chain-of-Custody (“COC”) certification, all woods on the MADERA are tracked from forest to finished instrument thereby guaranteeing its sustainable origins. These woods are stiff and sawn perfectly on-quarter, maximizing tonality, voice and stability. We permit visual character inherent to wood such as mild bear claw and winter growth lines.

Obtaining products from organizations with COC certification and building with 100% FSC-100% materials is the only way you can trust the instrument is genuinely constructed of woods from responsible sources. FSC, the Forest Stewardship Council, is the leading independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

Walden chose the name Madera for its association with the Spanish word for “wood.” Guitars in this line can be easily recognized by a distinctive headstock embellishment shaped like the Chinese character “木” for wood, made of renewable pearl.

Your demand for Green instruments will aid in certifying more forests around the world making sustainable living commonplace. The Walden Madera: “You're part of the solution.”