Yes, this is killer, I would love to see more. Looks like Black Limba sandwiched with a Maple Top and a Swamp Ash Back. That would be awesome, I am not a big fan of how Swamp Ash sounds, but the look, wow! I say Black Limba or Korina,... look at the Trem cavity. Or they faked us out and its...
Spalt is from a fungus in decaying wood. Spalted maple tends to be very light, soft and porous. I think they actually dip it in glue, or a stabilizer to have a finish that will last. I am guessing you can't stain wood that has been dipped in glue, it won't absorb stain properly.
winged =c=... \m/
I have had several Marshall Silver Jubilees and the one I bought with winged =c= tubes is pretty special. Plus a Ruby HG+ 12ax7a in V1.
I know those tubes are really expensive now, but mine is 50W, and I only need a pair.
So I worked for Rockwell Automation for 20+ years. I remember when that video was sprung on us during a sales meeting, mid 90's. there were other versions that pre date this one.
Since the OP mentioned automation in Fender and Gibson factories:
In 2004, I had a breakfast meeting planned with...