Cocobolo rosewood grows from Mexico through Central America. Some people consider cocobolo to be the most beautiful of the rosewoods. With it's many shades of browns, reds, orange, yellow and black colors it can be very striking. Cocobolo has a fair amount of natural oil in the wood. The sapwood is cream colored and desired by some acoustic guitar builders. Freshly cut cocobolo exhibits purple and yellow hues which over a short period of time will oxidize to a rich brown-red color with black streaks. Cocobolo is as close to Brazilian Rosewood in beauty and tonal qualities as any wood and makes Cocobolo a premium choice for many builders.

 

Lutz spruce top and Cocobolo back

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Bridge making steps outline shaping, saddle slot and pinholes