Cocobolo (CITES)

Cocobolo is a great option to make acoustic guitar sides. This wood has some acoustic well- known properties and it also offers an infinite diversity of patterns. Its singularity makes it impossible to find two equal Cocobolo woods. Discover the great beauty of these acoustic guitar sides here at Maderas Barber, where we also offer a wide range of qualities with the same beauty and singularity of Cocobolo.

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 sapwood has a light yellow colour, but it can also appear with a cream colour and has a similarity with ivory. Its colours 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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