Bocote

BOTANIC NAME: Cordia eleagnoides.
ORIGIN: Mexico
DESCRIPTION: Density 950-1200 Kg/m3. Has a yellowish-brown body with dramatic dark brown to almost black stripes. Colour tends to darken with age.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Bocote is easily worked and machined with good results. Bocote also turns and finishes well.
USES: Guitar backs and sides, headplates, fingerboards and bridges.