With any doubt, Ziricote is one of the most regarded woods due to its beauty and its acoustic attributes. Its grain and veins recreate figures like any other wood and some people even compare this wood with Brazilian Rosewood.
However, the strength of this wood is not only its appearance. The tone of Ziricote is between Indian Rosewood and Makassar Ebony, with even more clearly than the first one, and more harmonics than the second one. About its physical attributes, this wood is dense and hard, what make Ziricote a great option for fingerboards.
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BOTANIC NAME: Cordia Dodecandra.
COMMON NAMES: Ziricote
ORIGIN: Central America.
DESCRIPTION: Density 805 kg/m3. Ziricote has colour ranges from medium to dark brown, sometimes with either a green or purple hue, with darker bands of black growth rings intermixed. Ziricote has a very unique appearance, which is sometimes referred to as “spider-webbing” grain figure. The pale yellowish sapwood is sometimes incorporated into designs for aesthetic effect, or to cut down on wastage. Grain is straight to slightly interlocked. Medium to fine texture, with good natural luster.
RECOMMENDATIONS Ziricote is fairly easy to work considering its high density. The wood tends to develop end and surface checks during drying, which can be problematic: though the wood is stable once dry. Ziricote turns and finishes well, and in most instances, it can also be glued with no problems.
DRYING: Dries slowly. Risk of deformations or cracks.
USES: Guitar backs and sides, fingerboards.