Lamboo and the 2012 NAMM Show
December 19, 2011 Leave a comment
NAMM, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization’s popular trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM trade shows serve as a hub for people wanting to seek out the newest innovations in musical products, recording technology, sound and lighting. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.
Lamboo representatives will be attending the 2012 NAMM Show in Anaheim California to represent the acoustical product applications made possible within the Lamboo® Design™ Series. Lamboo can be used in guitar necks, bodies, drums, or any other application that wood is normally used for.
Utilizing Lamboo products fulfills the market demand of innovation in terms of both sustainability and quality. In today’s market place demands on natural resources and raw materials are progressively evolving and changing due to environmental conditions. The diminishing supply of Ebony and exotic hardwoods that are traditionally used within guitars, basses, and other musical instruments create a big issue within the music industry. While Ebony timber is near extinction with a harvest rate of 60-200 years and a yield of only 30% there becomes a question of what the alternatives will be in the future. Lamboo products with a 97% yield and rapid replenishment every 4-6 years provides a ideal alternative for the industry.
Our manufacturing processes use 15% less embodied energy than that of engineered wood and 300% less embodied energy than aluminum and steel. Bamboo also produces 30% more oxygen than a like sized timber forest area. These differences allow bamboo to grow faster and straighter than any known tree species.