Timbers used in Grant mandolins

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 (Neorites kevediana)Fish Tail Oak
(Neorites kevediana)


King Billy Pine (Atherosperma selaginoides)King Billy Pine
(Atherosperma selaginoides)


Red Ebony (Erythrophleum chorostachs)Red Ebony
(Erythrophleum chorostachs)


Queensland Maple - figured (Flindersia brayleyana)Queensland Maple – figured
(Flindersia brayleyana)


flameoakpickguardFlame Oak
(Casuarina inophloia)


New Guinea Ebony or Queensland (Diospyros sp.)New Guinea or Queensland Ebony
(Diospyros sp.)


Scented Maple - figured (Flindersia laevicarpa)Scented Maple – figured
(Flindersia laevicarpa)


Queensland Walnut (Endiandra palmerstonii)Queensland Walnut
Endiandra palmerstonii)


These Imported tonewoods have been used in Grant mandolins:

Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)Western Red Cedar
(Thuja plicata)


Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)Sitka Spruce
(Picea sitchensis)

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