Tasmanian Myrtle

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.

(air dry) kg m³


Sound velocity
(along grain) m s¹

(10^6 lb/sq. in)

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


Tasmanian Myrtle Burl

Myrtle Burl