Ancient Sitka Spruce

40 tonnes of soil was dug up to unearth this extremely rare Sitka Spruce that has been radio carbon dated to about 2850 BP = 3,180 calender years old. Born 1230 BC.Discovering the Ancient Glacier Sitka Sruce

It’s beautiful blue-grey colour is a result of soaking in the Earth’s minerals left behind by the receding glacier in which it was perfectly preserved for so many years. Ancient glacier Sitka Spruce top

As glaciers flow or recede, there is a mechanical grinding of the bedrock below, which produces glacier flour, or glacier silt. These fine-grained, silt-sized particles of rock are rich in minerals and depending on the type of rock, will produce colours ranging from grey to blue to green. You may have seen this effect in various mountain lakes and rivers.

JOI Guitars is excited to be in possession of 5 sets of these ancient Sitka tops. The tap tone of these tops produces a deep, resonant bass with a clear high finish.

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