All the Global warming crap aside, this is a fascinating story and I would agree the wood could be extraordinary if preserved.
NEW 32,000 YEAR OLD BASS
The NS-30K BC utilized what is believed to be the oldest wood ever used in the construction of a musical instrument.
Obtained by Spector from logs discovered buried 40 feet deep in a sand quarry in Georgia, USA,the wood is perfectly preserved, due to the sterile nature of the sand and the natural decay resistance of the cypress wood itself.
Using carbon 14 testing techniques, samples of the wood were examined by Beta Analytics, in Miami, to check for radioactive decay in the small amount of carbon that is present in all living organisms. This wood was dated as 31,970 years old, plus or minus 570 years.
Wooly Mammoth ivory for the 12th fret inlay.
How about some totem poles, made from ancient trees? Great for Juneau and Klowack parks.