Australian Gidgee headstock veneer
Minimum Dimensions - 75mm x 2.5mm x 190mm (3" x 3/32" x 7 1/2")
GIDGEE (Acacia Cambagii) with fiddleback figure
These timbers are Australian desert hardwoods, due to the arid conditions they grow in they have very little moisture content even when first milled, making a very stable material after normal air-drying.
The colour of these hardwoods is a rich brown, they are extremely hard with a close tight grain and polish easily to a semi gloss type sheen using fine sand papers and steel wool.
They make an excellent Australian alternative for fretboards, bridges and tailpieces where Ebony has traditionally been used.