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Old 06-11-2013, 05:58 AM
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Default Tasmanian Tiger Myrtle and King Billy Pine Dreadnought

Thought I'd post some pics of my latest build.

Back and sides - Tasmanian Tiger Myrtle
Soundboard - King Billy Pine
Bindings - WA Jarrah
Neck - QLD Maple
Fretboard and bridge - QLD Mulga
Soundboard bracing - Bunya Pine
Pickup - LR Baggs StagePro Anthem

It's only a couple of days old and it is already sounding great. The LR Baggs pickup is so good. Captures the natural sound of the guitar and has all the control I need in a live situation.













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Default Tasmanian Tiger Myrtle and King Billy Pine Dreadnought

Very nice. Forgive my ignorance, what is King Billy Pine? Thanks
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King Billy Pine (King William Pine) is Athrotaxis selaginoides.

King Billy Pine is an extremely beautiful coloured wood and is often compared to Western Red Cedar. It is light in weight yet stiff which makes for a great responsive soundboard. It produces a warm tone and is one of the most sought after Australian tone woods. It is native to Tasmania and is a threatened species. I only use timber that has been harvested from naturally fallen timber.
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