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Exceptional tonewoods for the discerning artisan

Black Acacia - Acoustic Guitar Back and Side Sets


 Curly Australian Blackwood Guitar


Black  Acacia (Acacia melanoxylon) or Australian Blackwood comes from New Zealand, Australia and Tasmania. It has similar visual features to its distant cousin, acacia koa; it is honey brown, straight grained with an intense, three dimensional luminescence. The wood is very stable and easy to work. Acoustically it has warm, woody tones similar to that of mahogany and the brightness of rosewood and sugar maple. Australian Blackwood is an all around excellent tonewood well suited for various playing styles.  It has a weight of 41 lbs. per cubic foot and a specific gravity of .55 to .65. 


Curly Black Acacia

Guitar courtesy of luthier Daniel Turner