before and after: wood to guitar

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  1. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Fiddleback pink ivory. Really rare stuff.

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  2. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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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?)

     
  3. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Btw Marko, what's this color called???
     
  4. markie

    markie Zombie 27 - DFZ

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    Graphite...........
     
  5. Kine

    Kine Large Member

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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?!
     
  6. CoffeeDude

    CoffeeDude New Member

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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 :top:

    edit: found out about Graphite color.

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

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Thanks. Great... one more color I can't get to add to the list :biggrin:
     
  8. markie

    markie Zombie 27 - DFZ

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    Maybe ................................ more of a Gray to me though, which is fairly close to Silver
     
  9. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    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.
     
  10. markie

    markie Zombie 27 - DFZ

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    Hehehe!
     
  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    And apparently a wood library isn't enough for some people so they start their own forest.
     
  12. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    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.
     
  13. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    [TABLE="class: infobox biota, width: 200"]
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    [TH="bgcolor: #90EE90, colspan: 2, align: center"]Pink Ivory
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    [TH="bgcolor: #90EE90, colspan: 2, align: center"]Scientific classification
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    [TD]Kingdom:
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    [TD]Plantae
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    [TD]Division:
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    [TD]Magnoliophyta
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    [TD]Class:
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    [TD]Magnoliopsida
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    [TD]Order:
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    [TD]Rosales
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    [TD]Family:
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    [TD]Rhamnaceae
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    [TD]Genus:
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    [TD]Berchemia
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    [TD]Species:
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    [TD]B. zeyheri
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    [TH="bgcolor: #90EE90, colspan: 2, align: center"]Binomial name
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    [TD="colspan: 2, align: center"]Berchemia zeyheri
    (M. Berchem) C.L.P. Zeyher
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    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/dm³.
    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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  14. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    This may be the best thread ever - anywhere!!!
     
  15. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Got to help carve this one at the 2007 Experience:

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  16. jfb

    jfb Plank Owner

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    Awesome. Love that red.
     
  17. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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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. :wink:

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  18. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    Lemongrass? That IS a pretty unusual color.... but oddly interesting....
     
  19. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Yes sir.
     
  20. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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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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