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On March 11, 2011, Japan’s Tohoku coastal region was devastated by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami. The months after these disasters brought to the forefront incredible stories of resilience and generosity as Japan quickly began recovery efforts.

Japan’s recovery is expected to take five years or more. With this in mind, Japan Society is working to gauge the long-term needs of those affected by the disaster with the goal of supporting organizations that will contribute to longer term recovery and reconstruction. As long as individuals, corporations and foundations show interest in supporting the longer term recovery and reconstruction process in Japan, Japan Society will keep the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund open for contributions. As we have seen in the past in places like the Gulf Coast, among other places, the need is great not just in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, but also in the longer term recovery and reconstruction process. 
One hundred percent of your tax-deductible contributions to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund go to organizations that directly help victims of the March 11th disaster.

Please contribute to: Japan Earthquake Relief Fund

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Recently,  Roger Sadowsky talked about Roasted Necks on his Facebook page. Here is what he had to say:  

Sadowsky Guitars has always taken pride in the quality and stability of our neck wood. We now offer "roasted maple" necks for an unprecedented level of stability. Lumber for maple necks and fingerboards is placed in a special vacuum oven after normal kiln dying. The wood is roasted at temperatures ranging from 180º to 220º Celsius. This breaks down the cell walls inhibiting the wood from absorbing or releasing moisture. With this increased stability, the "roasted maple" process enables us to offer figured maple neck blanks for the first time in our three decades of instrument making. We have always advocated that figured neck stock was too unstable to use. However, any piece of wood than has a stability problem will not survive the roasting process and be discarded. It would also be a recommended option for players who reside in areas of extreme humidity (low or high), or who travel a lot through variable climates, as well as players who desire a figured maple neck for aesthetic reasons.

We are now beginning to work with roasted body woods as well...alder, swamp ash and basswood. The consensus is that roasting woods approximates the tonal properties of old aged wood. We will keep you posted of our progress.

NOTE: The roasting process is performed on lumber. It cannot be applied retroactively to necks or bodies.

Don't forget to visit www.sadowsky.com to see all the beautiful instruments, including some hot roasted necks on the in stock page.

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Joe Pettengill
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