Curly Australian Silver Wattle - Acoustic Guitar Back and Side Sets
Australian Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) occurs throughout eucalyptas forests and woodlands in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
The heartwood is honey brown colored similar in appearance to its distant cousins acacia koa and acacia melanoxylon. It is straight grained with a porous even texture and often displays a distinctive fiddle-back figure on quartersawn surfaces. Silver wattle works well with machine or hand tools, has a medium weight and has excellent bending properties. It glues easily, accepts finishes readily and polishes to a smooth, lustrous surface.
Luthiers have described the tone of Silver Wattle as well balanced with rich tones similar to that of mahogany and East Indian Rosewood.