Cocobolo (CITES)

The so liked Cocobolo is a tropical dense, hard wood that offers a bright sound to your instrument. It has a bigger resonance in low tones and a dynamical and fast response, emphasizing its clear tone. It has turned into one of the most appreciated woods in the world as years passed by.

Besides, it has nothing to envy in comparison to Rosewoods. Its density is very high and offers an amazing timber: two ideal features for guitar backs.

Discover with us one of the best tonewoods in the market thanks to Cocobolo backs for acoustic guitars.

BOTANICAL NAME: Dalbergia retusa.

COMMERCIAL NAME:Cocobolo, Cocobola, Granadilla

ORIGIN: Nicaragua

DESCRIPTION: Red orange wood with black grains with a 990-1250 Kg/m3 density. The whiteness has a light yellow color, but it can also appear with a cream color and has a similarity with ivory. Its colors are less intense when the wood has been just cut down or sanded and it gets dark with time. The grain goes from straight to intertwined, it’s uniform and has solid texture. It has a natural bright too.

SUGGESTIONS: It can show some gluing problems due to its high oil content. It might need a continuous sharpening, but it offers excellent machining properties and works well with a blade. High toxicity. The wood is hard and easy to work with, but tools will may need regular sharpening too.

DRYING: Slow process with deformation and break risks.

USES: Apart from being used for different instrument fingerboards, it’s also used for sounding boards and wind instruments.

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