The Ziricote is among the well-known precious woods. This spectacular and impressive wood, has qualities that give the guitar an elegant and luxurious touch, mainly thanks to the striking contrasts that marked their veins.
However, it is not only known for its aesthetics, since its sound is also very good. It has a similar low damping and a higher tone than the famous Rosewood. In addition, it has a rumbling sound, bright treble and a great variety of harmonics.
Without any doubt, choosing Ziricote's backs for acoustic guitar from Maderas Barber is a correct decision to make your instrument.
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 color, 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).