Wow, this thread is incredible! It is giving me serious GAS and I just bought a guitar! Can we please make this a sticky?!
Just had a thought, wouldn't it be cool to see some of these guitars birthed out of drift/reclaimed wood? Unless some of this wood has been cleaned and sanded down already, it will be great to see a Cinderella transformation. From coal to diamond, or in this case, from 'charcoal' to charcoal burst :top:
edit: found out about Graphite color.
Does the Graphite color look silver-ish in real light?
See, I come by this insanity through genetics.
Pink Ivory Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Rosales Family: Rhamnaceae Genus: Berchemia Species: B. zeyheri Binomial name Berchemia zeyheri
(M. Berchem) C.L.P. Zeyher
Pink Ivory (Berchemia zeyheri), also called Red Ivory, umNini or umGoloty, is a very rare African wood used to make luxury products (for example billiard cues and knives). The Pink Ivory tree grows predominantly in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa. The wood is extremely hard, with a density of 990 g/dm≥.
Pink Ivory is the royal tree of the Zulus because only the royal family were allowed to possess the wood. A legend was started when? in order to increase the value of the wood when sold overseas. The "legend" claimed that anyone else other than the Zulu royal family possessing the wood (including foreigners*) was said to be punished with death.
This may be the best thread ever - anywhere!!!
Got to help carve this one at the 2007 Experience:
Been playing this one the last few days. Great guitar (love the neck). Big thanks to Mr. Miles for his good eye (and knowing what I like) on this maple. Don't think Mr. Smith was a big fan of the color, though. :wink:
Ok...hate to say it...but my father used to use the term about youngsters as "still shi++ing yellow" for immature kids...baby shi+ yellow???? loL...actually love the green hues in there...hues???