Kauri is an amazing wood, both ancient and new. From New Zealand, it is salvaged from bogs where it has resided for millennia, without aging, in an anaerobic environment. Tonally, it has clarity, sustain, good note separation and warmth.
Latin Name: agathis australis
Origin: New Zealand
Tone Profile: Tap tone falls somewhere between walnut and koa. Resonant with tight bass, sweet high end and strong upper midrange punch.
Comparison: Tap tone falls somewhere between walnut and koa.
Aesthetics: Honey-amber coloration with luminous radiant grain.
Trivia / Fact: Ancient kauri is true stone-age wood, salvaged from trees up to 50,000 years old.