Post Number: 1228
|Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 4:15 am: |
I know some trees can be up to 500 yrs old & maybe older, Im curious as to how old the trees alembic uses for their instruments & does a very old tree as opposed to a younger tree has an effect on guitar's tone.
Post Number: 1556
|Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 12:07 pm: |
there were some posts about 30,000 yr old wood being excellent for basses.....
Post Number: 1229
|Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 12:24 pm: |
WOW!!!....That means the wood from alembic guitars could've possibly Been used by & with the Cavemen & perhaps Noahs Ark???!
Post Number: 840
|Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 6:15 pm: |
My father-in-law (a violin luthier) tried to use wood that had been CUT DOWN long ago (possibly 200 years). He said that after having been cut many years ago the resins, etc. in the really old wood had stabilized. You could count on it not changing further after you carved a top or back out of it.
Post Number: 5119
|Posted on Saturday, June 16, 2007 - 2:16 pm: |
Keavin; this prior post might be of some interest.
Post Number: 2553
|Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 11:37 am: |
I also remember taht Alembic uses wood that is not "harvested", it is wood from trees that became available by natural cause: storm, age, soil instability, hurricane Etc ... .
Mica said once that although the wood for the guitars and basses are relatively old the guitar is always new! It will always take some time before the wood realizes it is a guitar and not a tree anymore!
Bonnie is more and more stabilizing now (I got her in 1996).
PS: you can start panicking when there are growing roots out of your upper horn, or a shoot on your headstock.
Post Number: 860
|Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 1:50 pm: |
I thought growing roots was something you do as you get older. And as far as my head goes it's become more of a meadow. :-)
Now where's my beer?
Post Number: 2559
|Posted on Monday, October 01, 2007 - 3:56 am: |
you can start polishing your head too you mean???
Now about that beer ...euh ...you care for a nice and cold Duvel?
It's my favourite!
So here you go!