Hawaiian wood for guitars

Hawaiian wood for guitars

Paniolo Tonewoods is a collaborative effort of Pacific Rim Tonewoods, Taylor Guitars, and various Hawaiian partners. Our goal is to ensure the vitality of native koa forests in Hawaii by propagating koa and by selectively harvesting trees to make guitars.
Paniolos, Hawaii’s cowboys

Paniolos, Hawaii’s cowboys

In 1793, Captain George Vancouver gave a dozen longhorn cattle to King Kamehameha I, who put them under “kapu,” which essentially gave them free range and protection from hunters. Over the years, these feral cattle thrived and eventually became a problem....
Haleakala

Haleakala

It’s all about the volcanoes in Hawai’i. The high volcanic mountain peaks catch the clouds that make the rain that waters the islands’  lush vegetation. That same rain has weathered layers of volcanic ash, cinder and lava flows into deep, fertile...
Taylor Guitars

Taylor Guitars

Since its founding in 1974, Taylor Guitars have been  played –and loved– by musicians worldwide. Taylor’s commitment to excellence, integrity, and innovation is also apparent in Taylor’s efforts to ethically source tonewoods. Purchasing a company in...