I am thrilled to introduce my latest guitar project, meticulously crafted from a reclaimed pine door with a rich history spanning over 120 years. Originally part of an old shed in a local Chasselas vineyard, this door has recently been repurposed. What makes this wood truly remarkable is its unique silver patina, a result of decades of exposure to sunlight and the elements. The striking silver hue on the guitar's surface is a product of a natural process known as photodegradation. When wood, like the pine used in this door, is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight, a chemical reaction occurs with the wood's lignin. This reaction, over time, causes the wood to oxidize, resulting in a gradual change in its coloration.