Cocobolo is visually stunning with a complex, articulate voice that players from all genres will love.
Cocobolo, Dalbergia Retusa
- Back halves: 8" x 21" x 0.155" (203mm x 533mm x 3.9mm)
- Sides: 4-1/4" x 31-1/2" x 0.130" (108mm x 800mm x 3.3mm)
Grown in Central America and Southern Mexico, Cocobolo is another top-shelf option in the rosewood family.
While it's reputation for being heavier, oilier and more difficult to work than other types of rosewood has limited it's commercial use with large manufacturers, Cocobolo has become a favorite of high-end boutique builders due to it's rich tonal profile that's on par with Madagascar Rosewood, Amazon Rosewood or Brazilian rosewood.
Whether your looking for a strong articulate voice in a dreadnought, or a rich voice infused with complex overtones for a fingerstyle guitar cocobolo is a wonderful choice.
Ranging in color from light orange to deep burgundy and with a variety of grain patterns Cocobolo often produces guitars that are as stunning visually as they are sonically.
It bends extremely well and works relatively easily. Due to it's oily nature we recommend joining the back with epoxy vs. hide glue or traditional wood glues.
It's vital to take the proper safety precautions when working with Cocobolo. While it's an excellent tonewood and stunningly beautiful, Cocobolo ranks near the top on the wood allergy list, so please treat it with the caution it deserves. Wear long sleeves, gloves, mask, safety glasses, and use a dust collector when working with this wood.
All WOODSTAX items come with our standard 100% guarantee. If you are unhappy with the wood once you get it simply return it in its original, unworked condition for a full refund or exchange.
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