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“Dear Sir,
A few months ago I placed my first order with you and built my very first guitar. Ovangkol back and sides with sitka top.
I have been a craftsman for a number of years, rebuilding antique pianos, including making new soundboards and bridges, and decided to try my hand at guitars after buying a Taylor 814ce.
The results of my first attempt were surprising, to me and to others. Since I'm a bit "old-school" I built it entirey by hand, no table saw, router, joiner etc. (I did use a driss press!). I have already received requests for custom made guitars, and from a store interested in selling them.
It really helped to find quality supplies, all in one place, so I could start this experiment - which may just turn out to be my next and final career.
Many Thanks.
ps. I have just placed a second order so I can start making a few more......”

- Jon Ballard

Ziricote

SUPPLY-CHAIN UPDATE:
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!

 

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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

 




B&S, Ziricote, steel string

WZIRSPECJ016 -  $225.00



B&S, Ziricote, steel string

WZIRSPECJ017 -  $423.00



B&S, Ziricote, steel string

WZIRSPECJ023 -  $410.00



B&S, Ziricote, steel string

WZIRSPECJ029 -  $400.00



B&S, Ziricote, steel string

WZIRSPECJ030 -  $395.00



B&S, Ziricote, steel string

WZIRSPECJ031 -  $300.00



B&S, Ziricote, steel string

WZIRSPECJ032 -  $380.00



B&S, Ziricote, steel string

WZIRSPECJ037 -  $450.00



B&S, Ziricote, steel string

WZIRSPECJ038 -  $423.00



B&S, Ziricote, steel string

WZIRSPECJ039 -  $375.00



B&S, Ziricote, steel string

WZIRSPECJ040 -  $370.00



B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC009 -  $280.00



B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC010 -  $270.00



B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC015 -  $320.00



B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC016 -  $310.00



B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC018 -  $300.00



B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC020 -  $350.00



B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC022 -  $320.00



B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC023 -  $340.00



B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC024 -  $280.00



B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC025 -  $340.00



B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC026 -  $260.00



B&S, Ziricote, classical

WZIRSPEC027 -  $320.00