Ziricote is known as one of the “fine woods”, a very prized wood. This is an spectacular wood that gives an elegant and luxury touch to the instrument, also very attractive thanks to the strong contrast of its grains.
It also has a special sound: Ziricote has a higher tone than Rosewood and a low cushioning, similar to this Dalbergia one. A resounding sound along with brilliant highs and wide variety of harmonics.
These qualities make our Ziricote rings for acoustic guitars a perfect choice for a unique instrument of a great rich sound.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cordia dodecandra
COMMERCIAL NAMES: Ziricote
ORIGIN: Central America
DESCRIPTION: 805 kg/m3 density. Heartwood goes from dark brown to light brown, a green or purple tone appears sometimes, with dark intertwined borders of the black growth rings. Ziricote has a very singular look, it’s one of the most beautiful woods in the world, its draw seems like a landscape and some places call it “spider’s web”. The whiteness has a pale yellow colour, it’s sometimes integrated to the design for an aesthetic effect or in order to reduce wastes too.
SUGGESTIONS: Ziricote is easy to work with based on its density. It bends easily, in most of cases, it also sticks without problems (Natural wood oils rarely interfere in the glue process).
DRYING: Drying time is slow, that’s why you have to be careful during the process because deformations and breaks can be appeared.
USES: Furnitures, sheet, heads, musical instruments (electric and acoustic guitars).