Tasmanian Blackwood "Acacia melanoxylon" comes from New Zealand, Australia, and Tasmania. The colors are rich and warm, combining honey brown, black, and red. The wood has an intense three dimensional luminescence with chatoyant figure that is usually present in quarter sawn wood. It is very stable and easy to work. This is a high class wood that is worthy of many uses! It is very similar to Hawaiian Koa in color, density and acoustic properties. The tree has diameters of 20-30 and a height of 45-70 tall. The bark is furrowed and is a dark brown / black color. Some minor end grain checks. Beautiful color and figure. Great tap tone. Good for Ukulele sides, etc. Great for knives, pistol grips, etc. Great billet for high end jewelry boxes, etc.
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