The Ziricote is one of the most spectacular woods in the Luthier world. It has an incredible aesthetic and a spectacular sound.
Visually, the Ziricote recreates figures and very special landscapes on its surface that few woods have. Acoustically, its tone goes between the Indian Rosewood and the Macassar Ebony. However, it has a lighter sound than the last wood, which results in a very balanced tone.
To use in acoustic guitar headplates, this wood is ideal because of its density and hardness, which makes it a great ally due the wear that this part of the guitar has to withstand.
Do not miss the opportunity to discover the Ziricote headplates sound and visual quality for acoustic guitar offered in Maderas Barber.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cordia dodecandra
COMMERCIAL NAMES: Ziricote
ORIGIN: Central America.
DESCRIPTION: Its density is 805 kg/m3. The heartwood varies from dark brown to light brown, sometimes a green or purple hue appears, with dark bands of black growth rings intermixed. The Ziricote has a very unique aspect, since visually it is one of the most beautiful woods in the world, because it has a drawing that simulates a landscape. In some places they call it a spider's web. The pale yellowish sapwood is sometimes incorporated into the design for aesthetic effect, or to reduce waste.
SUGGESTIONS: The Ziricote is an easy wood to work with, considering its density. The Ziricote bends well, in most cases, you can also stick without problems. Rarely, the natural oils in the wood can interfere with the gluing process).
DRYING: It dries slowly, so care must be taken during the process because deformation or breakage may appear.
USES: It is used to make fingerboards and soundboards.