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A Mammoth Pick

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by bondsong, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. #1 bondsong, Mar 12, 2018
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    I got an interesting gift from a friend the other day. It's a guitar pick made from a piece of tusk from a wooly mammoth estimated between 75,000 and 125,000 years old ( apparently they didn't keep very good track of their age).
    He carves as a hobby and had recently started playing guitar. He told me he was going to send me something. I had no idea what it was going to be and I never would have guessed it correctly.

    It feels good to play with but I'm probably just going to save it.

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    So its like Dinosaur playing your guitar!
     
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    I've got one also that a friend gave me. Mine's not shaped like a pick but more rounded. I think they are quite valuable and he has a set of bridge pins made from Mammoth ivory.
     
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    Some were around as recent as 3600 to 10000 years ago.
     
  5. bondsong

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    Well I'm not sure how old it is obviously .That's just what he told me. It's from Siberia too. I forgot to mention that.

    It makes me feel young though! ;)
     
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    Aren't Wooly Mammoth's on the endangered species list? Hopefully, PETA is not monitor this thread... BTW, Ted Nugent said he wants to own some of these! :)
     
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    I think they might be a little past the "endangered" point :)
     
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    That is a really cool pick. I would be inclined to just save it, but that's just me. From the looks of that pick, I would say you have a good friend. A man with a good friend is a man who is blessed.
     
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    That’s exactly what I’m going to do with it @Geezerjohn. He’s a really nice guy.
     
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    This is the first thing that came to mind when I read the thread title!

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    I love this and would like to have your friend sell me one so I can send it to Bill Kelliher of MASTODON!!!
     
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    Hopefully that would not turn him into a woolly bully. (Sorry Matt. Couldn't resist)
     
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    T(u)sk, t(u)sk.....
     
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    I’ll ask him.
     
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    I read the tone is a little brighter than the ones from 90,000 - 145,000 years old. But I read that on the internet so who knows if it's true. LOL!!

    All joking aside..... what a cool gift!
     
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    Yes and Wooly Mammoths were notoriously bad at keeping birth records so who knows????
     
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    Nobody wants to talk about the mammoth in the room.
     
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    I was wondering what happend to that pick. I dropped it at a gig during the last ice age.

    Guess I'm showing my age.
     
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