Cocobolo grows on a thin band along the Pacific Coast of Mexico down through Central America. Our stock is selectively cut and logged by hand in Mexico, squared by chainsaw, and drug out of the forest by Mules. This is a very environmentally low impact procedure. Cocobolo is a true Rosewood, similar in color & tap tone to Brazilian Rosewood and considered to be a good substitute. It is denser than most Rosewoods and oilier. For best results in gluing, epoxy is recommended. Cocobolo has great working properties & turns to a naturally high polish. The colors range from any combination of orange, red, yellow, & black to violet. For this reason, it has also been called rainbow wood.
- NO SHIPPING OUTSIDE USA -
This beautiful red, orange & black Cocobolo is genuine Dalbergia retusa (same scientific name as Mexican Cocobolo) that was actually grown in Costa Rican. It has CITES and Lacey Act documents with safe and legal importation, however we cannot ship this overseas. You'll find exceptional quality and color in this batch of wood. When lighter violets & yellow is present, the violets will turn to black and the yellows to orange and red.