As supplies of traditional instrument timbers diminish and become protected, many Australian and International

Instrument makers are searching for replacement timbers from our native species.

The requirements of timbers to be used in musical instruments are very specific.

Generally, timbers must have a very fine, straight grain and be free of blemishes and sapwood.

They need to be very stable, and dried properly so that their pitch can be maintained.

Many Australian outback timbers meet these criteria and have the added advantage of

displaying an attractive figure and aroma.

Some of these species are suitable for particular instruments or instrument components,

depending on their acoustic, aesthetic and other features.

Already Gidgee is being used to make wind instruments.

The New 2017 CITES Regulation on Rosewood

The Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) held a conference from September 24 - October 4, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa where it was decided that all species of Rosewood under the genus Dalbergia will be protected. The new regulation takes effect on January 2, 2017 that calls for documentation when shipping instruments internationally that contain any amount of any kind of Rosewood protected under CITES Appendix II.

While Brazilian Rosewood is currently under CITES protection (those laws will stay in place), this move places all the other nearly 300 species of Rosewood under similar regulation.

This includes the East Indian Rosewood and Honduran rosewood - as well as woods like Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) and African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) - that are widely used in the manufacturing of stringed instruments, marimbas and some woodwinds.

Instrument makers are searching for replacement timbers from our native species.

The requirements of timbers to be used in musical instruments are very specific.

Generally, timbers must have a very fine, straight grain and be free of blemishes and sapwood.

They need to be very stable, and dried properly so that their pitch can be maintained.

Many Australian outback timbers meet these criteria and have the added advantage of

displaying an attractive figure and aroma.

Some of these species are suitable for particular instruments or instrument components,

depending on their acoustic, aesthetic and other features.

Already Gidgee is being used to make wind instruments.

The New 2017 CITES Regulation on Rosewood

The Convention of International Trade of Endangered Species of Flora and Fauna (CITES) held a conference from September 24 - October 4, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa where it was decided that all species of Rosewood under the genus Dalbergia will be protected. The new regulation takes effect on January 2, 2017 that calls for documentation when shipping instruments internationally that contain any amount of any kind of Rosewood protected under CITES Appendix II.

While Brazilian Rosewood is currently under CITES protection (those laws will stay in place), this move places all the other nearly 300 species of Rosewood under similar regulation.

This includes the East Indian Rosewood and Honduran rosewood - as well as woods like Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) and African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) - that are widely used in the manufacturing of stringed instruments, marimbas and some woodwinds.

ALL THE WIND INSTRUMENT SETS ARE AVAILABLE IN EITHER KILN DRIED AND CONDITIONED OR AIR DRIED GIDGEE.

WE CAN ALSO CUSTOM CUT TO YOUR SIZES.

WE CAN ALSO CUSTOM CUT TO YOUR SIZES.

Clarinet Sets

Bells

85 x 85 x 130 = $37

85 x 85 x 120 = $34

Lower Joints

38 x 38 x 285 = $16

35 x 35 x 320 = $15

35 x 35 x 270 = $13

35 x 35 x 260 = $12

Upper Joints

38 x 38 x 245 = $14

35 x 35 x 245 = $12

35 x 35 x 230 = $11

33 x 33 x 175 = $7

Barrels

38 x 38 x 90 = $6

38 x 38 x 70 = $5

35 x 35 x 90 = $4

35 x 35 x 70 = $3

Bells

85 x 85 x 130 = $37

85 x 85 x 120 = $34

Lower Joints

38 x 38 x 285 = $16

35 x 35 x 320 = $15

35 x 35 x 270 = $13

35 x 35 x 260 = $12

Upper Joints

38 x 38 x 245 = $14

35 x 35 x 245 = $12

35 x 35 x 230 = $11

33 x 33 x 175 = $7

Barrels

38 x 38 x 90 = $6

38 x 38 x 70 = $5

35 x 35 x 90 = $4

35 x 35 x 70 = $3

Bass and Alto Clarinet Sets

47 x 47 x 750 = $66

47 x 47 x 700 = $61

47 x 47 x 480 = $42

47 x 47 x 440 = $38

47 x 47 x 430 = $37

40 x 40 x 410 = $26

47 x 47 x 750 = $66

47 x 47 x 700 = $61

47 x 47 x 480 = $42

47 x 47 x 440 = $38

47 x 47 x 430 = $37

40 x 40 x 410 = $26

Oboes

Bells

70 x 70 x 120 = $23

65 x 65 x 150 = $25

60 x 60 x 150 = $21

60 x 60 x 140 = $20

Joints

38 x 38 x 285 = $16

35 x 35 x 285 = $14

35 x 35 x 270 = $13

32 x 32 x 265 = $11

Bells

70 x 70 x 120 = $23

65 x 65 x 150 = $25

60 x 60 x 150 = $21

60 x 60 x 140 = $20

Joints

38 x 38 x 285 = $16

35 x 35 x 285 = $14

35 x 35 x 270 = $13

32 x 32 x 265 = $11

English Horns

Bells

75 x 75 x 130 = $29

70 x 70 x 140 = $27

Joints

37 x 37 x 400 = $22

Bells

75 x 75 x 130 = $29

70 x 70 x 140 = $27

Joints

37 x 37 x 400 = $22

Flutes and Piccolos

30 x 30 x 325 = $12

30 x 30 x 300 = $11

30 x 30 x 170 = $6

30 x 30 x 137 = $5

30 x 30 x 70 = $3

27 x 27 x 400 = $11

27 x 27 x 305 = $9

27 x 27 x 255 = $8

30 x 30 x 325 = $12

30 x 30 x 300 = $11

30 x 30 x 170 = $6

30 x 30 x 137 = $5

30 x 30 x 70 = $3

27 x 27 x 400 = $11

27 x 27 x 305 = $9

27 x 27 x 255 = $8

Highland Bagpipes

14 blanks of 11 different sizes

1 x 54 x 54 x 305 = $35

2 x 51 x 51 x 205 = $21 each

1 x 38 x 38 x 385 = $22

1 x 47 x 47 x 310 = $27

1 x 47 x 47 x 195 = $17

2 x 47 x 47 x 160 = $14 each

1 x 47 x 47 x 125 = $11

1 x 47 x 47 x 115 = $10

1 x 38 x 38 x 310 = $18

2 x 38 x 38 x 245 = $14 each

1 x 38 x 38 x 220 = $12

14 blanks of 11 different sizes

1 x 54 x 54 x 305 = $35

2 x 51 x 51 x 205 = $21 each

1 x 38 x 38 x 385 = $22

1 x 47 x 47 x 310 = $27

1 x 47 x 47 x 195 = $17

2 x 47 x 47 x 160 = $14 each

1 x 47 x 47 x 125 = $11

1 x 47 x 47 x 115 = $10

1 x 38 x 38 x 310 = $18

2 x 38 x 38 x 245 = $14 each

1 x 38 x 38 x 220 = $12

Bagpipes and Folkloric Instruments

Uilleann Pipes

5 blanks, section 30 x 30 mm

1 x 30 x 30 x 325 = $12

1 x 30 x 30 x 175 = $6

1 x 30 x 30 x 136 = $5

1 x 30 x 30 x 75 = $4

English Pipes

8 blanks, section 35 x 35 mm

1 x 35 x 35 x 380 = $18

2 x 35 x 35 x 310 = $15 each

1 x 35 x 35 x 260 = $12

3 x 35 x 35 x 200 = $10 each

1 x 35 x 35 x 160 = $7

Spanish Pipes

12 blanks of different sizes

1 x 65 x 65 x 115 = $19

1 x 50 x 50 x 350 = $35

2 x 38 x 38 x 320 = $18 each

2 x 38 x 38 x 230 = $13 each

3 x 38 x 38 x 170 = $10 each

1 x 38 x 38 x 120 = $7

2 x 38 x 38 x 100 = $6 each

Uilleann Pipes

5 blanks, section 30 x 30 mm

1 x 30 x 30 x 325 = $12

1 x 30 x 30 x 175 = $6

1 x 30 x 30 x 136 = $5

1 x 30 x 30 x 75 = $4

English Pipes

8 blanks, section 35 x 35 mm

1 x 35 x 35 x 380 = $18

2 x 35 x 35 x 310 = $15 each

1 x 35 x 35 x 260 = $12

3 x 35 x 35 x 200 = $10 each

1 x 35 x 35 x 160 = $7

Spanish Pipes

12 blanks of different sizes

1 x 65 x 65 x 115 = $19

1 x 50 x 50 x 350 = $35

2 x 38 x 38 x 320 = $18 each

2 x 38 x 38 x 230 = $13 each

3 x 38 x 38 x 170 = $10 each

1 x 38 x 38 x 120 = $7

2 x 38 x 38 x 100 = $6 each

Bombarde (French Pipes)

5 blanks of different sizes

1 x 80 x 80 x 50 = $13

1 x 30 x 30 x 300 = $11

1 x 30 x 30 x 280 = $10

1 x 20 x 20 x 180 = $4

1 x 20 x 20 x 150 = $3

5 blanks of different sizes

1 x 80 x 80 x 50 = $13

1 x 30 x 30 x 300 = $11

1 x 30 x 30 x 280 = $10

1 x 20 x 20 x 180 = $4

1 x 20 x 20 x 150 = $3