Or wiped out by a virus? Too soon?The earth will be here long after humans have depleted the resources they need to survive. The earth has outlasted many a species. My bet is humans are extinct before earth is smashed to bits by asteroids or sucked into a dying sun.
Right, and you certainly can't hold the guitar buying public to the fire, as if they had anything to do with a problem that didn't even exist when they purchased their instruments.Human activity might have brought the EAB to the U.S., but good luck getting that toothpaste back in the tube with more human activity.
Perhaps, but I was ignorant of the issue when it was purchased in 1991 and that has been my entire ash consumption in the ensuing 29 years.Looks like you’re part of the problem
I am a bit of baseball geek John, so this is a little bit off side track to the thread, but I know there are a lot of baseball nerds here in TGP that will find this valuable.On a serious note, ash splits, maple splinters. That's always been my understanding of why you don't see maple baseball bats.
I hope Northern ash isn't also being decimated. Although I have wondered why bats can't be fabricated out of metals designed to have the relevant characteristics of Northern ash.
When you look at the list of all those invasive bugs from asia that Globalization had brought us, you know that the American environment will never be the same. They can be invisible to us at first or very visible, like those asian tiger mosquitoes in LA who really changed our everyday life, no more relax time in the backyard anymore, forget the cool outdoor BBQ time with friends, you either get bitten alive with the high risks of virus transmission that come along or cover yourself with dangerous mosquitoes repellent/chemicals.TL;DR: Two reasons Fender is discontinuing Ash according to the article.
1) The Emerald Ash Borer - An introduced, invasive insect species from Asia that has killed tens of millions of Ash trees in North America in the past two decades. American efforts to curb the spread of these pests have been futile, and now North America is bracing for the loss of billions of Ash trees.
2) Flooding due to climate change - Most of Fender's Swamp Ash comes from river islands in the Mississippi Delta. Flooding is common there but global warming is causing these areas to now be underwater 2/3rds of the year, effectively eliminating Southern Ash lumber from the market.
What wood that is in your guitar that is 25,000 years old that comes from freshwater? You have any photos and clips of the amazing sounding wood?
Thanks for this, never heard of kauri before. Been reading about it a bit, fascinating! Here’s a good link that shows a table build with photos of excavating the massive logs from the ancient bogs. Last photo shows the unique/beautiful wood grain.The guitar from the lake which is amazing is a lp junior double cutaway clone. The body is the bit from the lake. the neck is plain old mahogany. the pickups are p90 seymour antiquity things. it has big stainless frets, inlay and nitro finish.
No footage exists, and I doubt I will film the thing.
It's fruity sounding, very much so.
If i say a guitar is amazing, it is amazing. if i say a guitar is good, it is just good, if i say a guitar sounds like a piece of garbage, then it sounds like a piece of garbage.
You don't have to believe me, and, based on what I've read in these forums, a few people at least here couldn't tell the difference between this guitar and a shoe if he/she played the guitar and then played the shoe.
Where I come from, others make guitars out of this wood. This wood is shipped all over the world actually, it's called kauri wood.
The sound has a more sophisticated midrange than good old mahogany, yet retains the typical lower end response of mahogany.
The guitar also has plenty of spank, it cost me 700 bucks, I bought it from the luthier who made it. His wife became strangely ill and decided that all the food in the house was being tampered with, frankly, I think he needed the money pretty bad.
You won't find guitars like this from GC, maybe you do, I doubt it.
Posting photos here is not as easy as cut and paste, I am determined not to make this my problem, if i remember, I'll snap an image of it tomorrow and put it in my signature thing where the two stupid unicorns currently reside, .