Blue Gum Burl CAP
Deep colour tone with beautiful burl markings – dry and ready to use.
Suit Base Guitar – some fill required
Every knot, every burl, every imperfection tells a story, a testament to the organic beauty of the material itself. It is a reminder of nature’s artistry, captured and preserved for eternity in the form of this exquisite guitar cap.
This burl was wrapped around a stunning Blue Gum which came down in the Glass House Mountains in the South East Queensland area across the landowners’ dam. The burl itself weighed 4 tonnes. There was a second burl which was 6 tonnes.
It took a large crane to lift the burls onto the truck. Now these burls can be presented as the face of your electric guitar.
David from Australian Guitar Timbers mills all his own logs which then sit in strip and air dry for at least two years before being cut into blocks. The timber is then placed in a Solar or Electric Kiln and dried further to between 8 and 10% moisture content. Nearly all of the logs David has are sourced locally here in Queensland except for the Tasmanian Timbers. Rather than trees being sent to be chipped they are saved and collected to be repurposed. Australian Guitar Timbers sustainably collect wood and love that they can convert the timber into a much-loved instrument part.