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“It's nice to know that
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guitar wood as
well as guitar parts
fabrication, such as
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slotting service. 
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to slot 650mm
fingerboards, you
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lengths recently! 
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wood and services
that you supply
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independent luthier. 
Your fine fingerboard
slotting service
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for which I am grateful. 
THANK YOU!"

Bob Desmond

Bocote

BSBocoteSimonFay800Cordia Gerascanthus

Bocote has a Rosewood-like taptone and features an attractive, tobacco/reddish brown color with distinct, parallel black lines (it does not show the spider-webbing figure that our best grade Ziricote does). It comes from the same family as Ziricote (Cordia) and is found in the same region (Central America to Northern Amazon). Less brittle than Ziricote, it is a popular wood with wood turners and has had success as a guitar tonewood, though few builders have created stock models from it yet.

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
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