Cocobolo (Dalbergia retusa) is an extremly dense and heavy wood. Its firmness is approximately similar to Ebony. The colour is usually a lively orange-brown with attractive dark lines.

Central America

used for: back, sides, bridge

tonal properties:
Cocobolo, because of its similar characteristics, sounds very close to some South-American rosewood types. It project very well and produces a comparable bright sound with plenty of overtones.