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Ziricote is a popular and visually stunning exotic wood which belongs to the Central American countries. It’s well known for the spiderweb or landscape grain pattern. The wood is hard and dense, which is good for turning and carving objects. Ziricote Pen Blanks is quite expensive, approaching the cost of some Ebony species.

Ziricote has a rich and deep bass with sparkling highs. The tonal quality of Ziricote is similar to Ebony, but a bit darker. It’s well-known for its unique aesthetic and spectacular sound. It has a lighter and very balanced tone. Ziricote is an ideal choice for acoustic guitar headplates because of its density and hardness. Ziricote headplates assure both visual and sound quality.

Ziricote Guitar Bridge is an efficient alternative to Ebony. Ziricote is a stable wood with high resistance. Ziricote wood turns, glues and finishes well. In certain cases, wood’s natural oil interferes in the gluing process. The traditional color and working properties make it an attractive bridge blank for steel-stringed guitars.  It’s truly a unique looking wood with few imitators in the market.

Exotic Wood Zone offers wide varieties of Ziricote Pen Blanks

Wood speciesZiricote
Scientific nameCordia dodecandra
Weight805 kg/m3
ColorMedium to dark brown with either green or purple hue intermixed with black growth rings.
TextureMedium to a fine texture. Straight to slightly interlocked grain pattern
ShippingNo restrictions
RecommendationsAcoustic and electric guitars