The exclusive clip below is titled “The Beauty Of The Guitar,” which would also make a fitting alternate title for the film it’s from, the new documentary Musicwood (opening this Friday in New York City).
Directed by Maxine Trump, Musicwood examines the issues surrounding the future of acoustic-guitar production, and follows several prominent guitar manufacturers as they reckon with the dwinding supply of the raw materials they use to make their instruments. In this two-minute excerpt, we watch a guitar transform from log to finished product:
The plot synopsis:
“Musicwood is an adventure-filled journey, a political thriller with music at its heart. An unusual band of the most famous guitar-makers in the world (Bob Taylor of Taylor guitars, Chris Martin of Martin Guitars and Dave Berryman of Gibson Guitars) travel together into the heart of one of the most primeval rainforests on the planet. Their mission: to negotiate with Native American loggers and change the way this forest is logged before it’s too late for acoustic guitars.”
Musicwood opens on November 1 in New York City. For more information, go to the film’s official website.