Black Beauty……here’s SCGC’s statement from their web site…you can rest your head easy on the source of the wood
“Our Wood has a Story:
Reclamation, Sustainable Yield and Responsible Harvesting.
Downed trees, sunken logs, old tenements, building beams, master carpenter inventories… We find the most resonant, best-sounding wood possible by responsible means. Tonal qualities improve with age due to the resins that crystallize once the wood is removed from a living tree. We use this secret to enable our new guitars to possess a legitimate vintage sound from the start.”