The Upcoming “Methuselah” – An Ancient Olive Thunder Child Veloce
Final touches before assembly. What you see here is the upcoming rare wild salvaged Thunder Child Veloce guitar. It has been a dream of mine to use ancient olive for the new series of exotic local lumber.
This specific olive was located in the south in Hebron, in the Judean mountains. The burial site of the Patriarchs and the Matriarchs.
For those who don’t know its historical significance:
It became a symbol of spirituality and purity which is attributed to olive oil, and the high priest, the Temple utensils in Jerusalem, and the kings of Judea were anointed with olive oil for a coronation.
As a matter of fact the original Hebrew word for “Messiah” -MASHI’AKH
is derived from the word “MASHAKH” – rubbed oil (on the new king’s forehead) as a symbol of purity and sovereignty.
The amazingly beautiful wild pattern of this ancient lumber are only enhanced and emphasized by the traditional French polish finish.
I’ve added my own custom hardware and of course the new “Dynamite Sticks” full range lipstick humbucker pickups which with the 6 position rotary switch will give any classic guitar tone imaginable.
Demos will be added next month. Stay tuned!