Acoustic Timbers

For musical instruments, etc.... xylophones, guitars, violins, flutes and most popular musical instruments as we know today traditionally had their timbers sourced in Europe. Today we have instrument makers keen to try local timbers to satisfy their needs of decoration, beauty, acoustic and structural properties.

Geography and genetics both influence the makeup of timber whether it be density, grain complexity, color or description of tonal qualities, i.e. sharpness, mellowness, resonance. Fiddle back, quilting, Birdseye are sought after also for both decoration and tonal qualities.

Australian guitar makers Gerrard Gillet of Sydney & Bill Heringe of Ballina have both shown a keen interest in experimenting with Australian timbers.

Please refer to the the
Wood Chart on the main Timber Sales page for a clear description of species and availability.

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