Bocote is an exotic wood, both in appearance and sound. Produces a loud and warm sound. It must be used with care and with a reduced thickness in fingerboards for archtop guitars.

With the time because of its beauty and sound it has become very appreciated. Due to its density, it is a very stable wood, perfect to be used for its strength the fingerboards.

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BOTANIC NAME: Cordia eleagnoides

COMMON NAMES : Bocote, Bucote, Cordia, Barcino, Cueramo

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. The grain patterning can be quite striking, particularly on flatsawn areas. It’s not uncommon to see many “eyes” and other figuring in Bocote. It is heavy and resistant.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Bocote is easily worked and machined with good results. Bocote also turns and finishes well. knots do not seem to present any special challenges in machining.

DRYING: Drying process is slow and must be done carefully.

USES: Guitar backs and sides, headplates, fingerboards and bridges.

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