Howdy all, I've been toying with the idea of building my own LP for a little while now. It'll take me a while to find the time, not to mention get my hands on all the tools I'll need, but it's something that I'd really like to do one of these days. I've gone online and found a few places that sell some (deep breath) 150-year-old-slow-grown-Belizean Mahogany that a company's gone and fished up from the bottom of a river. The idea is that this stuff is 'better' than your regular mahogany - the log was dense enough to sink to the bottom, where the water over time washed away the sap and such and replaced it with good ol' sturdy minerals. http://www.hearnehardwoods.com/featured_wood_products/sinker_mahogany/reclaimed_mahogany.html All this is meant to be good for tone - or so the story goes. Will it make a difference in the slightest? Who can say! If I'm reading that site right, the price isn't too bad compared to regular mahogany, so I can afford to experiment with it... Assuming they ship to Australia, and I won't need a mortgage for shipping. Now, I'd like to pair it with some equally old maple. This is far from strictly necessary for the same reason as the mahogany (i.e. who knows if it'll make a difference? I have a regular old 2012 Trad that sounds great with regular wood), particularly if I find the price is not right, but it'd just feel more right and less Frankensteiny, y'know? But I've been having an awful lot of trouble finding the stuff! I know it's out there, though, I've seen old Facebook posts from small luthiers about it, Suhr have a guitar range made with the stuff, and so on, so forth... So, quick shot in the dark here - has anyone ever gotten their hands on real old, slow-growth maple? Preferrably rock maple- If so, where'd you get it from?