Agathis Australis. Janka Hardness: 3,230-6,450 N
Ancient Kauri is a spectacular choice for musical instruments construction due to its exceptional tonal qualities and luxurious appearance. Native to New Zealand, The wood from these ancient trees can exceed 50,000 years old and is highly prized for its beauty and durability. It is formed from the remains of Agathis Australis trees that fell into peat bogs and were preserved in permafrost or wet, anaerobic conditions. It has a golden color and a unique, complex grain pattern that is unlike any other wood. It is also incredibly strong and resistant to rot, making it an ideal material for creating high-quality musical instruments. The tonal qualities of ancient kauri are simply stunning, and it is considered to be one of the best woods for making guitars, violins, and other stringed instruments. In addition to its exceptional sound, ancient kauri is sure to impress anyone who sees and hears it. Whether you are a musician or just appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of musical instruments, ancient kauri is sure to make a lasting impression.
Uses: Back Plates, Ribs, Necks, Scrolls, Inner Blocks, Binding, Purfling