I've stumbled upon a deal where I can get some flamed birch that has been on the bottom of the (Mississippi? I think it's Mississippi) river for about 100 years. The best part of the deal is that it would be free. Anybody have any ideas on whether or not this would be a suitable wood for use as body wings, or possibly top? While I'm thinking about it, my Dad owns a body shop, so I have cheap access to automotive clears and paints. I was thinking it might be cool to finish a bass with automotive clear mixed with a small amount of ebony. Any thoughts on this?