With the pass of time, Bocote has become a wood very demanded due to his great sound and his beauty. This wood is considered an exotic wood, both for its appearance and its acoustic, where it stands out his warm and powerful tone.
In addition, this wood has a good density, stability and the perfect one for building the sides, because of the sound reflection.
Discover our Bocote sides for classic guitar in Maderas Barber, a wood which is not very known, but very appreciated by the luthiers who has worked with it.
BOTANIC NAME: Cordia eleagnoides
COMMON NAMES : Bocote, Bucote, Cordia, Barcino, Cueramo
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.