Martin Guitar CEO Chris Martin IV is a longtime advocate for the use of sustainable woods

C.F. Martin Guitar CEO Chris Martin IV is a longtime advocate for the use of sustainable woods

C.F. Martin Guitar, an early advocate of sustainable woods, has earned an FSC Leadership Award from the Forest Stewardship Council at an awards ceremony at Greenbuild. . . . Gibson Brands has opened a store on former site of an iconic Tower Records in West Hollywood, California. “We want to reinvent this site to be an international phenomenon that its legacy deserves,” Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz told the LA Times, promising to retain the store’s “crazy vibe.” . . . Bono has said he may never play guitar again, following a bicycling accident, but he’ll have direct input into the guitar playing of others—Bono and U2 guitarist the Edge have joined the board of directors of the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. . . . Meanwhile, Fender, which sold off its Guild brand last year, has announced the sale of the Ovation acoustic-electric guitar brand to Drum Workshop Inc.