Grant Tropical Mandolins
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Timbers used in Grant mandolins

F-4 mandolin with Scented Maple timber

Queensland Australia is home to some rare and exquisite timbers.

Grant mandolins is committed to a sustainable timber policy. Over the last 28 years, we've planted about 2000 trees on our 2.5 hectare property.

In addition to creating bird, wildlife and tree-kangaroo habitat, this tone wood forest includes Queensland Walnut, Queensland Ebony, Fame Oak, six species of Queensland Maple, and about twenty five species of the Silky Oak family.

Selective harvest and replanting has already begun with Rose gum (Eucalyptus grandis) trees that were milled on site and made into a beautiful kitchen floor.
We recently harvested a self planted "Dead Finish" Eucalyptus cloezianna that a friend has used to build a new home.

We do not sell timber.

These Australian native timbers have been used in Grant mandolin family instruments:

Fish Tail Oak on mandolin side

Fish Tail Oak (Neorites kevediana)

King Billy Pine - mandolin scroll

King Billy Pine (Atherosperma selaginoides)

Red Ebony - mandolin fretboard

Red Ebony (Erythrophleum chorostachs)

Queensland Maple - mandolin back

Queensland Maple - figured (Flindersia brayleyana)

Flame Oak - mandolin pickguard

Flame Oak(Casuarina inophloia)

New Guinea Ebony - mandolin pickguard

New Guinea Ebony or Queensland (Diospyros sp.)

Scented Maple - figured - mandolin back

Scented Maple - figured (Flindersia laevicarpa)

Queensland Walnut - mandolin back

Queensland Walnut (Endiandra palmerstonii)

These Imported tonewoods have been used in Grant mandolins:

Western Red Cedar - mandolin top

Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)

Western Red Cedar - mandolin top

Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)