Not only is it impossible in many cases for me to determine the exact species or country of origin, but many musical instruments made prior to 1970 contain Brazilian rosewood and other species which are now protected, but which were standard usage components during the 1960s and earlier. Since a fine guitar, banjo, mandolin, or violin can last hundreds of years with proper care, these instruments remain in use and continue to be viewed as highly desirable a century or more after they have been made.
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