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Anyone have building experience (any instrument type) with "old growth" sinker cypress from the south eastern US? I acquired two rounds of sinker cypress about 1 year ago. It had been in a South Carolina river for around 110 to 130 years. I cut it into wedges about 2 months ago. It rings very clear and loud, although sustain may be about 2/3 to 3/4 of the better European and American spruces I've encountered. I measured the density at 0.46. Grain is very tight, and grains per inch very consistent across the face (approximately 30 grains per inch (12 per cm)). I was told that the tight and consistent grain was due to these trees being below the forrest canopy. Streaking from mineral uptake is interesting in red and orange hues. Thanks