, Cinnamumum camphor, is a rare burl from Southeast Asia that is highly prized. Camphor burl is very stable, requiring little special care in its conversion from large wet burls to cut blanks; unlike the majority of other burl species where the burls are very delicate requiring years of knowledge and experience to carefully cut and season. Camphor burl is usually available in veneer form and occasionally blocks and squares. We sell a lot of camphor burl for electric guitars as it makes a delightful top! The wood has a strong fragrance of root beer which is typically either loved or despised. Most like the smell although it can be very strong with green stock.