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  • This sounds like the Gibson / Indian wood fight all over again. INSANE !

    This sounds like the Gibson / Indian wood fight all over again. INSANE !

    Imagine having all of your custom handmade instruments busted !



    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/01/01/they-didnt-give-a-flute-customs-agents-at-jfk-airport-destroyed-every-one-of-this-mans-11-handmade-instruments/

     

    Dan

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    This sounds like an extreme case, but it's not the same issue as the Gibson wood. It's like you can't bring an apple from home into California, you have to eat it on the plane. I wasn't aware that New York had a problem with bugs in bamboo, but I suppose the law is on the books.

    I once brought a bamboo flute home from Japan, but that was in 1970.
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    • WRGKMC
      WRGKMC commented
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      There are reasons for laws and why some plants cant be brought into the US. Bamboo is one of those plants that can grow out of control under the right conditions and its very hard to irradicate once it gets going. I have no idea if a hand made flute that hasnt been properly cured can be placed in water and begin growing roots again.

      I do have a little bamboo stalk In a glass of water in my kitchen. I've let it dry up and die several times then added water to the glass and it starts right back up and grow again. 













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