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Estevan

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Well seasoned cypress 

The remains of an 8-million year old cypress forest have been found in Hungary. Although the trees are referred to as "fossilized", the amazing thing is that they are not petrified, but are still...wood.

An unusual blanca, anyone?

http://tinyurl.com/2h2kch

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n85ae

 

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RE: Well seasoned cypress (in reply to Estevan

http://www.ancientcypress.com/

Here's a place you can buy similar wood ...
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RE: Well seasoned cypress (in reply to Estevan

pretty cool!
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JBASHORUN

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RE: Well seasoned cypress (in reply to Estevan

If you made a guitar from this "ancient cypress" you would have complete the package by making the nut and saddle from Woolly Mammoth bone:

http://www.trussel.com/prehist/news157.htm

Jb

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n85ae

 

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RE: Well seasoned cypress (in reply to Estevan

Don't forget the Woolly Mammoth gut strings!

It's all a bit amusing in a way really, as Cypress outside of Flamenco guitars,
and a few other odd areas has never been considered a good wood. It's
pretty much considered "lumber", right alongside "cedar".

I'm thinking I ought to start stockpiling some good old knotty pine construction
grade 2x4" for investment purposes .... Might make my great great great
grandchildren rich someday ...

Jeff
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TANúñez

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RE: Well seasoned cypress (in reply to Estevan

Hey Estevan,

I just made a blanca from some of this 8 million year old fossilized cypress. This was taken from the tree on the right side of your photo. Take a look.



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RE: Well seasoned cypress (in reply to Estevan

La guitarra del viejo ciprés negro fosilizado
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Estevan

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RE: Well seasoned cypress (in reply to TANúñez

Nice one, Tom! I'll bet it has that "sonido añejo"...!?


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TANúñez

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RE: Well seasoned cypress (in reply to JBASHORUN

quote:

Are you joking Tom? Or did you really make one from this ancient Cypress?


Jb, what do you think???

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TANúñez

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Nice one, Tom! I'll bet it has that "sonido añejo"...!?


Estevan, this guitar is for you since you brought it up. Your going to love the top. It's a bit furry as it is from the skin of an ancient Wooly Mammoth. Bone and nut are from the finest Mammoth ivory and the tuner knobs are genuine Sabertooth tiger tusks.

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Jan Willem

 

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RE: Well seasoned cypress (in reply to Estevan

I wouldn't tap the golpe to hard if i were you...
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Estevan

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RE: Well seasoned cypress (in reply to TANúñez

quote:

Estevan, this guitar is for you since you brought it up.

[goes into late-night maudlin drunk mode:] Aw,Tom...I luv ya man...no, really...you're the best!

[back to 'normal':] You say the top is skin? That's interesting...so it's related to the sarod, and the banjo; two instruments that I like a lot. It'll have a nice crisp rasgueado sound - as long as the fur's not too long!

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TANúñez

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RE: Well seasoned cypress (in reply to Estevan

quote:

You say the top is skin? That's interesting...so it's related to the sarod, and the banjo


Yes. Pulled very tight like a snare drum which makes it very percussive.

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