I love Kahikatea! It is also known as NZ White Pine and scientifically, Dacrycarpus dacrydioides. As a tree it grows in marshy, boggy ground so it once was the dominant forest tree where I grew up in the Waikato region. Historical logging and clearing has meant that in many places Kahikatea are reduced to isolated stands; however, recent replanting and reforesting efforts have reversed some of this trend, and logging is now strictly controlled. With a good stiffness to weight ratio this wood was used a lot in boats; my stocks come from a boatbuilder's offcuts. It gives a guitar a great clarity and liveliness.