View Full Version : What about myrtle?

03-20-2009, 02:53 AM
I live in Oregon and have Been thinking of having a tenor built of local woods. walnut back and sides and myrtle top not sure how this combination would sound. does any one have any experience with myrtle wood?

03-20-2009, 04:31 AM
Here is a recent thread (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10861) about myrtlewood and I don't know if it's gonna help answer your question about tone wood combos.

03-20-2009, 04:31 AM
Here's a recent thread about it:


03-20-2009, 04:32 AM
seeso, we gotta quit meeting like this . . .

03-20-2009, 05:21 AM
LOL. Jinx, buy me a coke.

03-20-2009, 05:30 AM
You got it brah!

Ana'ole 'Ukulele
03-20-2009, 08:16 PM
Mytle is an excellent choice of wood. It is a very easy wood to work with. I made one so far, but it was a tenor with a spruce top and the back and sides were mytle. It sounded great, and i will defenitly use it again.

Pete Howlett
03-20-2009, 09:29 PM
George Hinchliffe of our Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain playes a myrtle/spruce uke made by me. Use it - it's a dream to work with and it looks great.

03-22-2009, 05:43 PM
I don't know where you are in Oregon, I'm in Cannon Beach. About thirty miles south of me in Garibaldi is a place called the Myrtlewood Factory. In the back is their wood room. If possible I recommend a visit. Always a good selection of myrtle, as well as figured maple, walnut and others. I've built a number of instruments using myrtlewood, it is great.


Ahnko Honu
03-23-2009, 08:38 AM
Sounds like the name for a 1950's sitcom "What About Myrtle?". :D