Although Curly Eucalyptus is a not very common wood in musical instruments building, this wood has some qualities which worth working with it.
This wood has a great mechanical resistance, elasticity and hardness at the same time. And we can’t forget its precious grain. However, it must be manipulated carefully, because it is a wood very difficult to get dry and it tends to deform.
But if you work it with accuracy and precision, Curly Eucalyptus sides for classic guitar are a great choice for your instrument.
BOTANIC NAME: Eucalyptus Globulus.
COMMON NAMES: White Eucalyptus
DESCRIPTION: Density 748-830 Kg/m3 Sapwood is pale grey/white, and heartwood is reddish brown or brown yellow light. Grain is interlocked with a medium texture. Low natural luster.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Store it at right temperature. Boards with interlocked grain frequently causes tear out during planning and other surfacing operations. Glues and finishes well.
DRYING: Many internal stresses and drying difficulties. Wood tends to deform.
USES: Guitar backs and sides . Laminate floor , railway sleepers.