First Act Creates Custom 'Green' Guitar

First Act Inc. was commissioned by Guster axe-man Adam Gardner to create a unique, 100% custom ''green'' guitar. Chief Luthier Kelly Butler and Gardner collaborated on the design for the environmentally sensitive instrument. Almost every aspect of this guitar was created with a consciousness for the environment. The body of the guitar is crafted from Forest Stewardship Council certified wood (The FSC is a non-profit organization committed to encouraging the most responsible, eco-friendly use of the world''s forests) -- with the same wood used for the neck and the inlay. Nearly all of the hardware and electronics are made from recycled or salvaged parts. Even the exterior finish and paint were chosen for their low toxin emission. Additionally, the carbon emissions associated with electrifying the guitar for its entire lifetime will be made "carbon neutral" through renewable energy company, Native Energy.
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"I'm so excited to have another aspect of our shows be green!" says Gardner. "What a cool way to demonstrate to fans that you can rock and be environmental at the same time." Guster has been fueling their tour busses with cleaner burning biodiesel and neutralizing the emissions from their concerts with wind power.

The addition of this unique 'green' guitar builds upon an explosive year for First Act. They are rapidly and aggressively adding to their impressive artist roster with one-of-a kind custom guitars. Artists such as Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Dave Hidalgo of Los Lobos, and Brent Hinds of Mastadon are recent recipients. First Act's guitars have been featured everywhere from Franz Ferdinand's Nick McCarthy playing his custom axe at the Grammys to the infamous VW campaign featuring Slash playing through a stack of Jettas.

First Act Inc., based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a musical instrument manufacturer, with a vast product line available in retail stores nationwide. First Act offers instruments for all levels of players, including guitars, amps, accessories, band instruments, drums, percussion products, and instruments sized for children. Custom, one-of-a-kind guitars are also available through the First Act Studio for Artists.