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Cocobolo Rosewood from Griffin Exotic Wood
Some people consider cocobolo to
be the classic rosewood. It comes in many shades and colors.
It is a rosewood that usually has a fair amount of natural oil in the wood.
Sapwood is cream colored but not usually present in our pieces except on
edges where it turns out completely. The picture above represents
the look of a lightly figured piece of Mexican cocobolo. Mexican
cocobolo can also have more or less orange or brown, straight or wavy lines,
many lines or few lines. Each piece varies a little. We also
sell cocobolo from Nicaragua or Honduras, which generally has less bold
look to the lines, but the color is more orange, and the wood may have
purple colors inside when you cut into which will turn bright orange after
a short time. Some people prefer one type or the other. Sometimes
you can't tell which country it came from by looking at it. We have
now developed a system of marking each piece to help you get an idea of
the country that piece comes from, which can be considered a general guide
to appearance. High demand for this wood from China has caused the price on the wholesale level to more than double in the last 12 months and has also lead to restrictions: Restricted as of June 2013, CANNOT BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE USA.
M= this piece comes from Mexico
H= this piece comes from Honduras
P= this piece comes from Panama
G= this piece comes from Guatamala
N= this piece comes from Nicaragua
New: pieces are color coded by country
to make it easier to see where the piece comes from!
Note: Color of photographed pieces
may deepen by the time they are sent to you. We have represented
colors as accurately as possible!
Cocobolo can no longer be shipped outside the USA due to CITES restrictions
SIZES are in INCHES
unless specified otherwise.
No exports: Cocobolo cannot be shipped outside the USA
sample photo, some have white sapwood, most
For a closeup of the curl figure in piece 3: Click Here
Actual pieces shown, order by number below. If your selection is not listed below or the shopping cart
gives you an out of stock notice when you have a Qty of 1, it is already sold. These are all Mexican Cocobolo. Click the photo above to see another view. Pieces 1 and 3 do have some very fine curl figure, especially on one side. We are not charging extra for the curl figure. All 3 pieces are dried, which took us about 4 years to accomplish under controlled drying conditions. Moisture meter readings are 8 to 10% for these pieces. (12% or lower is considered dried).
For a closeup of the curl figure in piece 1: Click Here
Actual pieces shown, order by letter below. If your selection is not listed below or the shopping cart
gives you an out of stock notice when you have a Qty of 1, it is already sold. These are all Mexican Cocobolo. Click the photo to see the other sides.
Actual piece shown. If your selection is not listed below or the shopping cart
gives you an out of stock notice when you have a Qty of 1, it is already sold. Note that there are a few small tight checks around the round swirly area that appear on both sides. Both sides planed flat, but there is a small skip plane area on the other side which looks round. Suitable for a solid body guitar among other uses. Click the photo to see the other face.
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Monday through Friday : 970-241-2827
International callers and all
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