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 and Mulga are 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 OR MULGA.
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
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
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
English Horns
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
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
Bagpipes and Folkloric Instruments

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
Uilleann Pipes (Wide bore D)

Practice Set

Chanter 35 x 35 x 370 = $18
Chanter Stock & Blowpipe 35 x 35 x 275 = $13

Half Set (Add to Practice Set)

Mainstock 75 x 75 x 200 = $45
Tenor Drone (Top) 25 x 25 x 135 = $5
Tenor Drone (Bottom) 25 x 25 x 135 = $5
Baritone Drone (Top) 30 x 30 x 270 = $10
Baritone Drone (Bottom) 30 x 30 x 270 = $10
Bass Drone 1
st piece 30 x 30 x 265 = $10
Bass Drone 2
nd piece 30 x 30 x 165 = $6
Bass Drone 3
rd piece 30 x 30 x 325 = $12
Bass Drone 4
th piece 30 x 30 x 220 = $8


Full Set (Add to Half Set)

Tenor Regulator 35 x 35 x 260 = $12
Baritone Regulator 35 x 35 x 365 = $18
Bass Regulator (Separator) 35 x 35 x 280 = $14
Bass Regulator (Keyed section) 50 x 50 x 320 = $32