Ukulele Back & Sides - Myrtle

Myrtle belongs to the same family as the beech tree of Europe, and is sometimes called Myrtle Beech or Australian Cherry.  It grows in the wet forests across Tasmania and requires moist and sheltered conditions.  

Myrtle is highly valued for its rich colours of red, brown, orange and pink. Tasmanian Figured and Quilted Myrtle is is highly sought after by woodworkers and luthiers for musical instruments.

Generally this timber is used for making guitar and ukuleles backs and sides with the timber being quarter sawn and book matched

 

The sizes for each variant are as follows:

 

No. 6

Back: 530mm x 150mm x 4mm

Sides: 580mm x 150mm x 4mm   

 

No. 8

Back: 390mm x 230mm x 4mm

Sides: 750mm x 110mm x 4mm 

 

No. 9

Back: 390mm x 230mm x 4mm

Sides: 700mm x 110mm x 4mm 

 

No. 10

Back: 380mm x 140mm x 4mm

Sides: 570mm x 110mm x 4mm 

 

No. 11

Back: 380mm x 140mm x 4mm

Sides: 570mm x 110mm x 4mm  

 




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