TASMANIAN MYRTLE

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MYRTLE BURL
myrtle_burl

Tasmanian Myrtle. Botanical Name: Nothofagus Cunninghamii.

Myrtle is known for its strength, volume, and balance.

Myrtle is a striking wood with rich reds, browns and almost orange tones, the colour is vibrant combining subtle variations in tone with the texture and sheen of wavy and fiddleback features to produce a surface alive with character and individuality. Myrtle produces beautiful Burl and is becoming a highly sought after tonewood for acoustic and solid body electric guitars. Bends well, easy to work and finishes to a high luster, Robust tap tone.Known for it’s wide tonal range and warm overtones, superb tonewood.

Density
(air dry) kg m³

Shrinkage

Sound velocity
(along grain) m s¹

MOE GPa
(10^6 lb/sq. in)

Dimension Unit Green to 12% MC
705
681-729
Tang. 0.32 6.8 4680 14
Rad. 0.18 2.7