My father has a large piece of slab cut huon pine (3" thick, 24" wide and nearly six feet long) which has been drying in his shed for 25 years.He has offered it to me. Huon pine is a very rare, golden, soft, oily, fine grained wood only found in old rainforests in Tasmania. I'm wondering whether this lovely piece of wood has potential as a bass top. Anyone had any experience with this wood? Thoughts? Another wood I have access to is Silky Oak, otherwise known as Lacewood. We felled a dead tree at my work about 6 years ago and the logs have been cut and drying since then. Lacewood is quite highly prized in guitarmaking as far as i can work out, for its lightness, strength, figure and ability to sound "played-in" as a new instrument. Any ideas on Lacewood as a bass tonewood?