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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Squid View Post
    I wonder what ever became of this...?

    Fiddleback pink ivory. Really rare stuff.

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    Schweeet!!!! I was guessing it was purple heart, but I don't know my wood like you do!

    (Wait, pink "ivory?" Did the spellchecker "help" you and change that word?)

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    Fiddleback pink ivory. Really rare stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post








    Btw Marko, what's this color called???

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    Quote Originally Posted by vchizzle View Post
    Btw Marko, what's this color called???



    Graphite...........
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    Wow, this thread is incredible! It is giving me serious GAS and I just bought a guitar! Can we please make this a sticky?!

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    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

    edit: found out about Graphite color.

    Does the Graphite color look silver-ish in real light?
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    Quote Originally Posted by markie View Post
    Graphite...........
    Thanks. Great... one more color I can't get to add to the list

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoffeeDude View Post

    Does the Graphite color look silver-ish in real light?


    Maybe ................................ more of a Gray to me though, which is fairly close to Silver
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Squid View Post
    (Wait, pink "ivory?" Did the spellchecker "help" you and change that word?)
    Nope. Pink Ivory, sacred tree of the Zulu tribe in South Africa (I can't make up this sh*t). My dad successfully planted and grew a pink ivory tree (which looks more like a bush) in Boynton Beach, Florida.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post

    But then again I don't have my own wood library.





    Hehehe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11top View Post
    Nope. Pink Ivory, sacred tree of the Zulu tribe in South Africa (I can't make up this sh*t). My dad successfully planted and grew a pink ivory tree (which looks more like a bush) in Boynton Beach, Florida.
    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post
    WHOA...That's cool! never heard of that before!

    but then again I don't have my own wood library.
    And apparently a wood library isn't enough for some people so they start their own forest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veinbuster View Post
    And apparently a wood library isn't enough for some people so they start their own forest.
    The pink ivory tree was right next to the BRW tree in my dad's yard (both very small). In the backyard was a ziracote tree which the power company trimmed back and killed. My dad passed on 5 years ago, and we sold the property. I don't imagine any of those trees are still alive. :-(

    See, I come by this insanity through genetics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMoonsRJT View Post
    WHOA...That's cool! never heard of that before!

    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.

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    This may be the best thread ever - anywhere!!!

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    Got to help carve this one at the 2007 Experience:


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    Quote Originally Posted by 11top View Post
    Got to help carve this one at the 2007 Experience:


    Awesome. Love that red.
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    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.









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    Quote Originally Posted by 11top View Post

    Lemongrass? That IS a pretty unusual color.... but oddly interesting....
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    Quote Originally Posted by rugerpc View Post
    Lemongrass?
    Yes sir.
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    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???

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