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
edit: found out about Graphite color.
Does the Graphite color look silver-ish in real light?
Last edited by CoffeeDude; 04-17-2013 at 08:42 AM.
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.
Last edited by 11top; 04-17-2013 at 04:42 PM.
This may be the best thread ever - anywhere!!!