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Cocobolo

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Cocobolo Rosewood grows in southern Mexico and Central America. It's a beautiful wood, which when freshly cut shows bright yellow and orange-red colors. Over time it mellows to a rich brown-red color with black streaks. It is probably as close to Brazilian Rosewood in beauty and tonal qualities as any wood. These visual and tonal features make Cocobolo a premium choice for many builders.

It is our opinion that our recent shipment of Cocobolo is probably actually Panama Rosewood (Dalbergia tucurensis). These two species often grow side-by-side and it is difficult to differentiate between them until they are cut. In order to be Lacey Act and CITES compliant we are obligated to identify species are they are designated by officials where the trees are harvested. The two are very similar in nature, but the coloration is a little different.

Cocobolo is heavier than most other Rosewoods we offer, which may contribute to its strong tone. Because it is usually oily it can sometimes be difficult to glue. Use either our FGOT12 Oak and Teak Epoxy or the FGX wood glue. Wipe the gluing surface with acetone and glue up as soon as the acetone has evaporated (usually a minute or two). Cocobolo also has excellent machining properties and can be worked well with a scraper, which will help keep dust down. Since some people have allergies to this wood it is recommended that you wear a mask or respirator when sanding.

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LMI recommends wearing a dust mask/respirator when working with Cocobolo. The dust can be dangerous/toxic.

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article

Figured Wood Terms


B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS100 -  $330.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS101 -  $310.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS102 -  $340.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS103 -  $360.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS104 -  $320.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS105 -  $330.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS106 -  $320.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS107 -  $330.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS108 -  $370.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS109 -  $380.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS110 -  $370.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS111 -  $370.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS112 -  $330.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS113 -  $395.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS114 -  $330.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS115 -  $340.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS116 -  $330.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS117 -  $340.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS118 -  $340.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS119 -  $340.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS120 -  $370.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS121 -  $380.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS122 -  $370.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS123 -  $340.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS124 -  $320.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS125 -  $380.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS126 -  $380.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS127 -  $370.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS128 -  $320.00



B&S, Cocobolo, steel string

BSCBSS129 -  $360.00



B&S, Cocobolo, classical/000/OM

BSCBCL001 -  $350.00



B&S, Cocobolo, classical/000/OM

BSCBCL002 -  $350.00



B&S, Cocobolo, classical/000/OM

BSCBCL003 -  $350.00



B&S, Cocobolo, classical/000/OM

BSCBCL004 -  $350.00



B&S, Cocobolo, classical/000/OM

BSCBCL005 -  $320.00



B&S, Cocobolo, classical/000/OM

BSCBCL007 -  $350.00



B&S, Cocobolo, classical/000/OM

BSCBCL008 -  $350.00