Tasmanian Myrtle is an outstanding Tonewood to work with, it is very easy to craft, predictable when bending and takes on different style finishes impeccably well. Tasmanian Myrtle is often a vibrant pink colour but can range from orange to blood red to a mix of all and due to these flame like colours it is labelled Flame Myrtle.
Tiger Myrtle is the same species with features that of Tiger markings, caused by a fungal growth as the tree passes its maturity and starts to deteriorate. There is a very small window of time where the Tiger feature is suitable for Tonewood as rot and other intruders quickly follow. This feature is visually one of the most unique and sort after tonewood features available.
Tasmanian Myrtle has a beautiful warm tone that suits any style acoustic guitar build.
Tonewood Collection -> Tasmanian Myrtle
Common Name(s): Tasmanian Myrtle, Myrtle Beech
Scientific Name: Nothofagus cunninghamii
Distribution: Southeast Australia and New Zealand
Tree Size: 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 39 lbs/ft3 (625 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .50, .63
Janka Hardness: 1,310 lbf (5,840 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 14,230 lbf/in2 (98.2 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,830,000 lbf/in2 (12.62 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 7,160 lbf/in2 (49.4 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 5.4%, Tangential: 10.0%, Volumetric: 16.3%, T/R Ratio: 1.9
Numerical source: https://www.wood-database.com/tasmanian-myrtle/