Cassidy Guitars

CITES Exemption for Musical Instruments 

Good news for our International Customers.

CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) have now issued an official notification stating that restrictions in relation to all species of Dalbergia / Rosewood (excluding Brazilian Rosewood which remains restricted) included in finished Musical Instruments and Components will be lifted with effect from 26th November 2019.

The exemption includes imports and exports of finished Musical Instruments, finished Components, and finished Accessories which will no longer need a CITES permit. The exception applies to all species of Dalbergia except Brazilian Rosewood / Dalbergia Nigra, which remains on CITES Appendix I.

As a Company, we will continue to use Rosewood and all other Species of Timber responsibly, working closely with our suppliers to ensure that sustainable forestry practices are preserved. All Species of Timber used in all of our Guitars are catalogued and available to Customers on request.

We are now preparing a number of guitars for International shipment after 26th November – please get in touch if you’d like to order yours.


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