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  1. #1

    Join Date: May 2009
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    I got wood.....for wood

    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

    RHLC East Coast President

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    Also check out:

    Timeless Timber

    They salvage old logs that sank during logging, and are preserved in the cold waters at the bottom of the Great Lakes.

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    The second piece is nice!

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    Do it!

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    2nd piece is sexy do it up.
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    Kauri is Agathis. Agathis australis, to be precise.

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    Shit, that's pretty.
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    That really is a beautiful looking wood. $350 might sound like a lot of money, but how much would you pay for a highly figured billet of quilted maple that size? I think it's pretty reasonable given the age and rarety of the wood.
    I'm so metal I shit bats

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