Although Curly Eucalyptus is not a very common wood to build musical instruments, it has some qualities that make this wood very worthy to work with it.
This wood has a great mechanic resistance, hardness and elasticity, apart from a stunning grain. However, we can’t forget that Curly Eucalyptus needs to be manipulated carefully, because it is a wood very difficult to dry and which has some tendency to get deformed.
If they are well treated, Curly Eucalyptus backs from Maderas Barber are a great option for classic guitars.
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.