Those pieces are absolutely incredible!
But how is this wood harvested? I sure hope they're not cutting down 50,000 year old trees to sell the wood for material goods... If they fell naturally, by all means, make use of it in the best manor possible!
It's one thing to make a guitar or cab out of spruce, mahogany, maple, ash, etc which will grow back in a relatively short period of time and can be sustainably grown and managed, but 50,000 year old wood? Man, I hope they're being responsible with that stuff.
DC1's exactly right. Bristlecone Pines, the oldest living thing on the planet, are around 5,000-6,000 years old.
I don't know how much is wood and how much design, but Laurie Williams makes some outstanding guitars using this stuff. They have a distictive sound that I wouldn't be able to compare with more traditional tone woods.Tone wise, where does this stuff sit in the spectrum compared to Mahogany, Rosewood, Ash, Alder, Maple, etc...? It's one thing to look stunning which it does, but if it's not the greatest tone...