I know what you mean - that looks gorgeous. I miss that about old persimmon clubs. Many were works of art, and because of the grain, unique to each person.
Something about anything apart from steel that looks odd paired with persimmon. I did have a graphite shaft in my Joe Powell a few years ago, but I still think steel is the ultimate shaft for persimmon. Of course, the Dynamic Gold shaft is a much different beast in woods and plays quite soft IMO - still the best shaft for a number of die-hard wood fans.