Ziricote is one of the most impressive tonewood worldwide, both physically and acoustically. The beauty figures we can find in its surface are in line with its magnificent sound, similar to Makassar Ebony and Indian Rosewood, but with even more clearly than the first one. The result is a very balanced tonewood perfect for headplates.
The density and hardness of this wood can be the best partner of your classic guitar in order to bear the common friction and tension of this part of the instrument. Discover these high quality headplates in your own instrument!
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.