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Myrtle Acoustic Guitar Back and Sides (CG03)

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Myrtle is not only a beautiful wood for luthiers to use in building acoustic guitars and ukuleles it has a tone that enhances most any top it is matched with.  We recover our Myrtle on the Southern Oregon Coast where the variety of soil types can add color to your guitar.  The wood has unmatched qualities, easy workability, and sustained tap tones. It will make high quality acoustic instruments. We personally recover most of our trees from logging site where the trees were being sent to chip mills.  The areas that the trees are removed from are replanted with new trees making this a very eco-friendly and sustainable guitar wood.  The cool wet air of the Oregon Coast makes the perfect environment for slow consistent growth of acoustic instrument quality wood.  We air dry our Myrtle wood for at least three years.   

Myrtle is a great tone wood for guitar back and sides.  One of our back and sides sets will match up very well with our Port Orford Cedar or Redwood tops.

This piece showcases excellent figure, color and contrast. 

There are two book matched pieces 0.17 x 8 5/8 x 23 7/8" and two book matched pieces 0.17 x 6 1/4 x 35 7/8″.

Our photos are taken two ways.  The first to show what the finished instrument will look like and dry to show what the wood will look like when it arrives.

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