So my buddy was talking about some trees in Norway that were from the 1700s had somehow mummified themselves, and that when they cut down the dead trees, the wood inside was completely preserved. Got me thinking of how metal it would be to have a guitar made from a OLD mummified tree. Upon my first random search, I did not find what I intended. I did find this interesting wood called "Ancient Kauri" which is from prehistoric times. 50,000 years old! Its gorgeous too, but a bit expensive (as expected). I got quoted a 3" thick, 20" x 24" board for $350....but I think a 50,000 year old, kiln dried board would make a KILLER guitar body, or it at least sounds great in my mind. There have been a few guitars made from it in the past, but there are very few videos, and no videos that really show off the tone to well.
Here are some links if you guys want to check it out....
The World's Oldest Wood, Ancient Kauri | Ancientwood, LTD.
Ancient Kauri - The Worlds Oldest Workable Timber