Ziricote

Ziricote is probably one of the best woods in order to build musical instruments thanks to its stunning sound and appearance. This wonderful wood has big contrasts in its grain, what will give to your classic guitar an elegant and luxurious touch.

Once it is dried, this tonewood is very stable and has a clear and balanced sound.

For all this, Ziricote bridges for classic guitar are a perfect option to build your own instrument. And you will find them at Maderas Barber with always the best quality.

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.

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