We were talking about "old wood" on one of the D'Pergo threads. I guess he looks at the wood under a microscope. I wonder if he, or anyone else has analyze the molecular composition of a great piece of old wood to help explain or identify the natural wood/drying/moisture content and develop some kind of tonal formula. Of course when Leo was cranking out Strats they were just plucking a block of wood from a pile. They did pretty well with that.