The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > Other Discussions > Open Mic

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-12-2020, 03:08 PM
fitness1's Avatar
fitness1 fitness1 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Central Lower Michigan
Posts: 18,518
Default Ancient Kauri, you say?

I wonder how many geetars you could make from a tree that size???

Pretty wild discovery under 26 feet of soil!

https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-tre...J2Qmafl9g61pt0
__________________
"One small heart, and a great big soul that's driving"

Charis SJ Koa/BC Sitka
Mcknight/Poling GC Koa/Italian
Cordoba Solista EIR/Euro Spruce

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-13-2020, 05:11 AM
KenL KenL is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: High Rockies
Posts: 1,646
Default

Not sure that I understood all of that, but that's a helluva big tree! Wonder how it got buried so deep?
__________________
KenL


1981 Guild D-46
2000 Goodall MhS Standard
2014 Martin Custom Shop CEO-7 00-14
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-13-2020, 08:19 AM
RalphH's Avatar
RalphH RalphH is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Canterbury, UK
Posts: 796
Default

It's amazing that something as fundamentally biodegradable as a lump of wood is still there intact after 42,000 years. Makes you think all the junk we put in the ground and how long it'll be there :/
__________________
Customshop Hummingbird (Review)
Sontronics Solo
Orange Crush Acoustic 30
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-13-2020, 07:26 PM
Dru Edwards Dru Edwards is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 34,266
Default

I've got a couple of shovels, who wants to dig with me in my back yard? Thinking we might find some 42 year old pine or spruce.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-13-2020, 08:05 PM
TomB'sox's Avatar
TomB'sox TomB'sox is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Upstate Ny via Minnesota, soon heading to Texas
Posts: 7,382
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RalphH View Post
It's amazing that something as fundamentally biodegradable as a lump of wood is still there intact after 42,000 years. Makes you think all the junk we put in the ground and how long it'll be there :/
I would have to think the first 2-3 feet of it would be pretty soft.
__________________
PS. I love guitars!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-14-2020, 07:27 AM
FLRon FLRon is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 361
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RalphH View Post
It's amazing that something as fundamentally biodegradable as a lump of wood is still there intact after 42,000 years. Makes you think all the junk we put in the ground and how long it'll be there :/
My thoughts exactly. Every time I drive by a Florida mountain,aka a landfill, I think of how we are decimating this environment for every future generation.
__________________
Have a nice day.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-16-2020, 05:11 PM
Inyo Inyo is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,268
Default

Kauri does indeed make an unusual tonewood.

Last edited by Inyo; 02-20-2020 at 02:55 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-16-2020, 05:59 PM
fazool's Avatar
fazool fazool is offline
AGF Sponsor
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 14,848
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RalphH View Post
It's amazing that something as fundamentally biodegradable as a lump of wood is still there intact after 42,000 years. Makes you think all the junk we put in the ground and how long it'll be there :/
I saw a story on archeologists who went "digging" in a municipal landfill. The most intact things they found were paper phonebooks. They were so dense that oxygen couldn't get in to the inner pages and promote decay.
__________________
Fazool "The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter"
Taylor GC7 | Taylor GA3-12 | Taylor SB2-S |Taylor SB1-X |Ibanez AC-240
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-16-2020, 06:17 PM
Brucebubs's Avatar
Brucebubs Brucebubs is online now
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Eden, Australia
Posts: 12,978
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dru Edwards View Post
I've got a couple of shovels, who wants to dig with me in my back yard? Thinking we might find some 42 year old pine or spruce.
.. among the skeletons Dru?
__________________
Brucebubs

1972 - Takamine D-70
1980 - Morris B-50
2002 - Guild F-412
2009 - Martin Grand J12-40E Special
2011 - Martin JDP 2 #71/71
2014 - Alvarez ABT60 Baritone
2015 - Kittis RBJ-195 Jumbo
2012 - Dan Dubowski#61
2012 - Epiphone EJ-200/N
2012 - Huss & Dalton MJ Custom
2018 - Rickenbacker 4003 Fireglo
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-18-2020, 12:23 AM
DenverSteve's Avatar
DenverSteve DenverSteve is offline
Formerly "PastorSteve"
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Denver
Posts: 11,684
Default

I wonder if I could commission a sinker-Kauri OM?
__________________
Peace, Steve
Kinnaird, Martin, Charis, Goodall, Collings, Huss & Dalton, Voyage Air...et al..Tried almost everything.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-18-2020, 03:52 AM
Tim Mullin Tim Mullin is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Shefford, QC
Posts: 33
Default Ancient Kauri, you say?

Certified ancient Kauri, “Whitebait swimming in waves” figure
__________________
Tim Mullin
Shefford, QC
CANADA

Last edited by Tim Mullin; 01-18-2020 at 04:08 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-18-2020, 04:50 AM
Silly Moustache Silly Moustache is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: UK/EU
Posts: 15,912
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Inyo View Post
... snip ...

Late Pleistocene in geologic age, roughly 41,000 years old--paleobotanically significant specimens that famously occur in peat bogs in New Zealand. About three thousand years older than the oldest vertebrate-bearing stratigraphic horizon in the world-famous La Brea Tar Pits along Wilshire Boulavard in Los Angeles, California. Available taphonomic evidence supports the postulation that the Ice Age kauri trees, when periodically toppled by wind storms, fortuitously fell into actively accumulating peat bogs, where humic acid and anaerobic conditions created an environment conducive to decay prevention, allowing the original vegetable constituents to survive thousands of years of burial.

... snip ...
Er yeah, that was what I was gonna say .....
__________________
Silly Moustache,
Elderly singer, guitarist, dobrolist and mandolinist.

https://www.youtube.com/user/SillyMoustache/videos
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-18-2020, 11:15 AM
Inyo Inyo is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 1,268
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Inyo View Post

Kauri does indeed make an unusual tonewood.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Silly Moustache View Post

That was what I was gonna say.
Fascinating.

Last edited by Inyo; 02-20-2020 at 02:57 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-18-2020, 12:59 PM
marty bradbury marty bradbury is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Renton Washington
Posts: 3,311
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dru Edwards View Post
I've got a couple of shovels, who wants to dig with me in my back yard? Thinking we might find some 42 year old pine or spruce.
I'll watch, but thanks for the invite
__________________
"Be yourself, The world will adjust"
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-18-2020, 03:18 PM
fitness1's Avatar
fitness1 fitness1 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Central Lower Michigan
Posts: 18,518
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Silly Moustache View Post
Er yeah, that was what I was gonna say .....
You always were a smart feller....
__________________
"One small heart, and a great big soul that's driving"

Charis SJ Koa/BC Sitka
Mcknight/Poling GC Koa/Italian
Cordoba Solista EIR/Euro Spruce

Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > Other Discussions > Open Mic

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=