Just wanted to say that the quality of all the products LMI has sent me is awesome!

I was shocked at the outstanding quality of the wood sent with my kit. All the wood in my kit is stunning! I can't wait to work on this project.  The quality of the services is top notch and the tools I bought from LMI are top grade.

I am glad LMI sets a high standard in quality all around. I look forward to this project and many more knowing that a place like LMI exists with these standards.

I work in a manufacturing environment so I know the work it takes to keep such a high standard. I know LMI couldn't do it without having good people doing the daily grind. Please let your co-workers and shop staff know that I said thanks for the work they do.

I hope LMI continues this tradition of high quality, it can be hard to find a place that values a high standard.

Great job
and thanks!


Most of the exotic woods coming from Mexico (Cocobolo, Palo Escrito, Ziricote) are now strictly regulated by the Mexican government. More importantly, there is strong evidence that nearly all of what we see entering the United States now are poached and/or illegally exported. We have examined supply chain paperwork from several new importers claiming a "clean paper-trail" and have found them to be deeply suspicious. For this reason, we are culling through our remaining stocks of these woods and offering them here for sale, even when the match between back and sides are far from perfect. Each set is pictured individually for your evaluation, so you can be the judge!


BSZiricoteBlanchardGuitars600bCordia dodecandra

Ziricote is most striking in appearance, similar to Brazilian Rosewood but in shades of greys and olive greens with black rather than reds with black. Heavier than most Rosewoods, it works somewhat like Ebony, and tends to be brittle, but what it lacks in workability it more than makes up for in tonality. It is used by Goodall Guitars and Breedlove Guitars for some of their finest models and has been used by a number of discriminating classical and steel string builders such as Mark Blanchard, Michael Bashkin and Gerald Sheppard.

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms

Because these sets are one-of-a-kind, they cannot be reserved.  Once a set is purchased, it will disappear from the page. If a set was already put in another persons cart, they will not be able to check out until they remove it.

B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC018 -  $300.00

B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC028 -  $300.00

B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC030 -  $320.00

B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC031 -  $260.00

B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC033 -  $260.00

B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC034 -  $280.00

B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC037 -  $290.00

B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC038 -  $340.00

B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC040 -  $340.00

B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC041 -  $315.00