It is not as strong as spruce along the grain, so i use red spruce bracing. King billy pine soundboards tasmanian acoustic tonewood. Its appearance and softness is similar to lighter colored cedar, but it is stronger than cedar. October 2000, jane edmondson featured this plant on the abc gardening program under the title. Leader and editor pat webb 18 landscape court, balnamng, vic. Paired with a king billy soundboard and gidgee trim.
Hank hill soundboard from king of the hill with over 100 of his best quotes including propane hank hill soundboard from king of the hill with over 100 of his best quotes including propane no results found. Why soundboards are made of quartersawn softwoods a psimple. Game 49,945 views adults only michael j fox soundboard by jackalneo. Pine is stiffer across the grain than spruce of the same density, but less stiff along the grain. Just as a string vibrates in simple harmonic motion with various harmonics.
King billy pine is, in my humble opinion, one of the finest soundboard timbers that grows upon this earth. Tasmanian tiger myrtle and king billy pine dreadnought. I got to it about two months later and found one of the sexiest sections of king billy pine i have ever seen. Also know as the king william pine, these trees are extinct on the mainland and grow only in the mountainous region along the northwestern and southeastern margins of the central plateau and from the mt field range to the mountains of the west and southwest.
Another feature of this method is the finished shape of the instrument is perfect because the sides follow the soundboard shape which is cut with a template and then folded out bookmatched. King billy pine is one of the finest soundboard timbers that grows upon this earth. Begun as a private project, i was asked to make this information available to others. Translate king william pine to english online and download now our free translation software to use at any time. Nov 28, 2008 king billy pine is, in my humble opinion, one of the finest soundboard timbers that grows upon this earth. Strings are steel with several wound courses for the lower notes. Were happy to share some of tasmanias finest with you. Tasmanian king billy pine quarter sawn, dry ready to be used.
Unique to indi is alexs program of continuous improvements. He uses soft timber for the soundboard the top of the guitar and then. King billy at this width and perfection is incredibly rare dont miss out. Using this formula experiments show that king billy should be left about 0. Selectively harvested and salvaged old growth tonewoods timbers and veneer supplies from tasmania australia.
King billy pine gets its name from william lanne, most famous as the last surviving member of the oyster cove clan. This ukulele will be setup for worth brown fluorocarbon strings. Comes with quality stainless steel marine grade hinge and 2 chromed brass stays. Hank hill soundboard from king of the hill with over 100 of his best quotes including propane hank hill soundboard from king of the hill with over.
I use the brilliantly resonant king william pine for the soundboard, spruce for the baseboard and a choice of timbers for the fascias. Thanks for that, but is yellow or king billy pine the same as pitch pine. We export worldwide tasmanian specialised luthier supplies for custom build musical instruments for that perfect tone. Single hull for sale now this impressive roberts designed sportsfisher constructed from king billy pine diagonal planked and dynalled over frustration has a powerful volvo penta tamd71b 380hp 6 cylinder turbo diesel shaft drive which was rebuilt in 2008 and was last serviced in january 2019, according to the owner. Read, where the oldest known huon pine was found chris bell, in corbett n. I like the idea that i am bringing this rare and beautiful timber back to life. Custom orders for lesser known musical instruments are welcome. Sent with australia post prepaid parcel post satchel 500g.
Talk about musical instrument construction, setup and repair. The timber is light pink to yellow pink, very close grained, soft, and with a characteristic aromatic odor when worked. The hackbrett has three strings per course, which gives it a rich tone. Billy madison is one of adam sandlers first movies, and its one of his best also. Its range is limited to the north west and south west tasmania. Ancient australian trees face uncertain future under.
This can be compared to a hardwood top, although somewhere inbetween in sound. Athrotaxis selaginoides king billy pine conifer species american. Athrotaxis selaginoides, first described in 1841 by david don 17991841, is commonly known as king billy pine, named in honor of william king billy lanne. Home search results for king william raiders football. The wood is king billy pine, a timber considered even more rare than huon pine. Western red cedar has long been utilised as a soundboard material by classical guitar. It is impossible to rebuild the huon pine and king billy pine forests that make tasmania so special and attract people from all over the world to. King billy pine is an extremely slow growing species that like most spruces grows in high 4001,120m altitudes, often snow covered during winter. This beautiful tasmanian high altitude pine has become a favorite of some australian violin makers for its sweet tone. King billy pine is, in my humble opinion, one of the finest soundboard timbers that grows. Soundboard engelmann spruce, bindings desert oak with a queensland maple neck. Master grade blackwood doesnt come better than this.
For my own use, attribution was not a particular concern which of course i regret now. Like many tasmanian timbers, it is becoming very hard to obtain. Tasmanian myrtle neck and pillar solid tonewood soundboard. This beautiful tasmanian high altitude pine has become a. Although not a true pine, king billy pine is also known as king william pine. In addition to my own acoustic mando, king billy has been utilised by several builders including rob grant, peter coombes etc. King william pine is another quality australian tonewood. Tasmanian king billy pine soundboard rare more available. King billy pine is a rare softwood tree which is only found in cold and subalpine forest on the west coast of tasmania king billy pine is light pink brown in colour, soft, straight fine grained and light weight.
May 21, 2012 the wood is king billy pine, a timber considered even more rare than huon pine. It will make a very unique ukulele as this timber isnt often seen on ukes or frequently available. Sounds like a plant for not too close to the house. King billy pine australiannew zealand luthiers forum. An acoustic guitar is a hollow body chamber constructed of tone timber designed to amplify the vibrations generated by plucked strings attached to one surface. Daniel nistico performs at montsalvat for the beyond the trees exhibition of handmade australian guitars made by luthiers trained at the thomas lloyd beyond the trees part 4 on vimeo join. Home shop timbers quartersawn timber photos news about contact home shop acoustic soundboards king billy pine. Theoretically therefore a king billy soundboard is heavier than an equivalent spruce top, and therefore not as loud. The lightcolored wood is king billy pine athrotaxis selaginoides. Like the king billy pine, huon has been planted as an ornamental in northern europe and has been successful in deeside, scotland where it receives rainfall for good growth. Bill king show by nashville sports radio wnsr free. Headstock, fretboard and rosette mother of pearl inlay binding is plastic with copper wire. Welcome to australian tonewoods we supply a broad range of local and imported tonewoods for use in the construction of ukuleles and guitars. Love of guitar making turns into decadelong hobby for mount isa.
King billy pine would be the most sought after soundboard timber in tasmania. Our southern conifer friends, the king billy pine, athrotaxis selaginoides, intermediate. The software how it works faqs about us our mission make ringtones site map contact. Guitars radiate the sound from vibrating parts, mainly the soundboard. King billy pine product categories australian guitar timbers. Why soundboards are made of quartersawn softwoods now, in contrast with the back, the top has the important job of transferring the strings vibrations, and passing them on to the rest of the instrument. Australian mandolin maker, peter coombe is a big fan. King billy pine soundboards browse by all acoustic guitar king billy pine soundboard tonewoood sort by featured best selling alphabetically, az alphabetically, za price, low to high price, high to low date, old to new date, new to old.
Needs restoration dont call me unless youre looking for a restoration project engine, electrical, sails and rigging, toilet all in good working order. King billy pine soundboard instrument timber guitar timber. Scalloped bracing on back of sound board the bracing is in bunya pine. Huon pine at the royal tasmanian botanical garden c. We hold limited stocks of king billy pine sometimes known as king edward pine, including small slabs, guitar sets, boards of various sizes and some blocks. Tasmanian and victorian blackwood, king billy pine and bunya pine. Brand new small opening round window made from western red cedar outer frame and king billy pine opening frame. This is the ultimate duke nukem soundboard, with new stuff added as i find it. Although some are underwhelmed by the topic of tonewood called king billy pine, some might be interested in seeing some pics of this 1100 year old specimen, nicely quartered, 60 x 240, suitable for a book matched top for arch top or mando or several flat tops. It certainly wasnt the case with king billy pine, that thing rang like a bell when thicknessed down. It will make a very unique ukulele as this timber isnt often seen on ukes or. Back and sides are tassie myrtle, beautiful pieces from chris wynne 10 years ago.
This ukulele has falcate bracing made of laminated king billy pine. The species is threatened, with bushfires being the major cause of decline. King billy pine soundboard, jarrah fretboard and bridge with tiger myrtle headstock veneer. New life for old timber abc news australian broadcasting. King billy pine soundboard instrument timber guitar. King billy pine tasmanian distinctive timbers product range. I have a production german mandolin,probably misuma from saxonyas it was which possibly has a pitch pine soundboard. My timber guy in tasmania sent me a section of king billy pine as a teaser. The ebony fret board has a 12 16 compound radius and 14 frets to the body is a rarity in a soprano. It is used for soundboards for guitars and violins although it excels as a mandolin top. Athrotaxis is a small genus, endemic to tasmania, and is part of the cypress family the cupressaceae. Why soundboards are made of quartersawn softwoods a.
It is an amazingly slowgrowing pine, like huon pine, that is lightweight. A good example of burdekin plum grown on fertile country, orangebrown tones. Daniel nistico performs at montsalvat for the beyond the trees exhibition of handmade australian guitars made by luthiers trained at the thomas lloyd. Tasmanian tiger myrtle and king billy pine dreadnought lr.
Huon pine has a golden yellow hue with fine grain and aromatic rot resistant oils. Daniel nistico performs at montsalvat for the beyond the trees exhibition of handmade australian guitars made by luthiers trained at the thomas lloyd beyond the trees part 4 on vimeo. Pine varies tremendously in density and hardness, with sugar pine and white pine on the soft end, and yellow pine at the other extreme. The king billy pine was used in a heritagelisted pipeline used to carry water at the lake margaret hydro electric. Its a very loud roundback1950s but with a new bridge can sound mellow as well as bright. Dimensions are 450mm largest dia 290mm smallest dia. Cabinet hot august music festival cockeysville, md 20170819 saturday 1pm set main stage setlist. King william pine is medium to large softwood of the high rainfall areas of western tasmania in australia. Why is tasmania burning, and why are scientists worried. The bill king show presented by the omni nashville hotel. Very colourful ambrosia maple with a curly figure paired with an australian king billy pine soundboard. Western white pine rare guitar soundboard tonewood set classicalflamenco. If you see something you said or a photo or yours is in there, please first allow me the opportunity to properly credit it or to remove it if you object. Sec acc b1g big12 pac12 billking billkings billking.1208 218 728 238 142 812 76 131 188 668 1233 92 1234 1468 985 1179 90 713 645 1424 162 784 848 1249 29 295 1479 224 896 1432 229 331 1217 8 1351 1063 2