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Cocobolo

Botanical Name

Dalbergia retusa

Other Names

Coco, Cocobolo Rosewood

Main Color Group

Dark Brown

Grain Pattern

Pronounced

Workability

Challenging

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

69

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

1095

Janka Hardness - LBF

2960

Janka Hardness - Newtons

14140

Cocobolo is a truly exotic wood that remains in high demand with fine furniture craftsmen and guitar luthiers, alike. It is renowned for its sometimes amazing array of colors and for being a very dense, stable, durable wood (making it well suited for both major industry applications). It is a true rosewood, with a density second only to African Blackwood.

The wood has been somewhat maligned, perhaps unfairly, due to what many claim to be the toxicity of its dust (due to this, many luthiers refuse to work with it). Our experience has shown that Cocobolo produces a huge, dense volume of dust, when being sanded. We find this dust to be no more “toxic” than any other true Dalbergia rosewood, with such affects being attributable more to the sheer mass of dust created than anything unusually threatening about the dust’s chemical makeup.

*Due to cites restrictions, we are unable to ship Cocobolo internationally.

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Sustainability: This species is in CITES Appendix II, and is on the IUCN Red List. It is listed as “Vulnerable,” due to a population reduction of over 20% in the past three generations.

There has been a lot of heavy poaching going on throughout Central America — particularly in Mexico — and this wood is the most coveted in the entire region. Get this wood while you can, as its exportation will more than likely only become more restricted in the next year or two.

Common Uses: Fine furniture, musical instruments, turnings, and other small specialty objects.

Comments: Cocobolo Rosewood is a wood that many guitar luthiers continue to turn to, as the remaining remnants of Brazilian Rosewood in the US disappear. Examples from the western mountains of Costa Rica and, particularly, Nicaragua can boast some incredible colors — covering the entire spectrum. Mexican Cocobolo and the Nicaraguan “Black Coco” are the two preferred varieties with furniture craftsmen.

As previously mentioned, the wood does put off an unusally dense volume of dust when being sanded. Be sure to cover your eyes and wear a respirator when sanding, and blow out your shop or work area after working with it. (You might even want to wear a long-sleeved shirt.) Take these precautions and you shouldn’t experience any ill health-related issues.

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Cocobolo
$44.8212.94 × 5.5 × 0.88 inCOCO1154

NIce board

a
Cocobolo
$43.6312.88 × 5.38 × 0.81 inCOCO1153

NIce board

a
Cocobolo
$30.5118.13 × 2.94 × 0.88 inCOCO1152

Small checks

ab
Cocobolo
$36.6712.94 × 4.5 × 0.81 inCOCO1151

nice board

a
Cocobolo
$33.3218 × 2.94 × 0.88 inCOCO1150

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$39.8018.06 × 3.5 × 0.81 inCOCO1149
Out of stock

nice board

a
Cocobolo
$35.6718.88 × 3 × 0.88 inCOCO1148
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$34.4818.25 × 3 × 0.81 inCOCO1147

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$203.2361 × 3.88 × 1.5 inCOCO1146

Checks.

ab
Cocobolo
$171.7049.25 × 4.06 × 1.38 inCOCO1145

Knot. Checks.

ab
Cocobolo
$138.0867 × 4 × 0.94 inCOCO1144

Knot. Check on end.

b
Cocobolo
$137.1771 × 3.75 × 0.94 inCOCO1143

Checks throughout.

b
Cocobolo
$149.2861 × 4.75 × 0.94 inCOCO1142

Checks.

b
Cocobolo
$153.7450.75 × 5.88 × 1 inCOCO1141
Out of stock

Crack near edge.

b
Cocobolo
$116.4937 × 5 × 1 inCOCO1140
Out of stock

Beautiful figure.

a
Cocobolo
$76.5924.25 × 6.13 × 1 inCOCO1139

Holes. Worm holes.

b
Cocobolo
$145.6743 × 5.38 × 0.88 inCOCO1138

NIce board

a
Cocobolo
$111.5443.63 × 4.06 × 1 inCOCO1137
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$94.7140.75 × 4.06 × 1 inCOCO1136

Bowed, Nice board

ab
Cocobolo
$86.3741.44 × 3.31 × 0.88 inCOCO1135

NIce board

a
Cocobolo
$89.1042.75 × 3.31 × 0.88 inCOCO1134

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$112.7636.25 × 4.94 × 1 inCOCO1133
Out of stock

NIce board

a
Cocobolo
$113.7336.56 × 4.94 × 1 inCOCO1132
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$71.7323.06 × 4.94 × 1 inCOCO1131
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$46.6018.5 × 4 × 0.94 inCOCO1130
Out of stock

Nice figure.

a
Cocobolo
$47.8619 × 4 × 1 inCOCO1129
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$41.8719 × 3.5 × 0.94 inCOCO1128
Out of stock

Nice figure.

a
Cocobolo
$34.2518.13 × 3 × 1 inCOCO1127

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$25.5512.75 × 3.5 × 0.94 inCOCO1126

Small check.

ab
Cocobolo
$41.1619 × 3.44 × 0.94 inCOCO1125

Small defect.

a
Cocobolo
$38.5712.25 × 5 × 0.94 inCOCO1124
Out of stock

Beautiful.

a
Cocobolo
$33.8510.75 × 5.5 × 0.88 inCOCO1123

Knot.

ab
Cocobolo
$59.4418.88 × 5 × 0.94 inCOCO1122

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$59.2218.81 × 5 × 0.94 inCOCO1121
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$58.0218.88 × 4.88 × 0.94 inCOCO1120

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$51.3718.13 × 4.5 × 0.94 inCOCO1119

Small knot.

a
Cocobolo
$36.2318.38 × 3.13 × 1 inCOCO1118
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$35.1718.25 × 3.06 × 1 inCOCO1117
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$34.5918.31 × 3 × 1 inCOCO1116
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$37.3518.25 × 3.25 × 1 inCOCO1115
Out of stock

Nice board.

a
Cocobolo
$35.1918.63 × 3 × 0.75 inCOCO1114
Out of stock

Nice figure.

a
Cocobolo
$33.9018.31 × 2.94 × 0.88 inCOCO1113
Out of stock

Nice figure.

a
Cocobolo
$40.9313 × 5 × 1 inCOCO1112
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$36.6712.94 × 4.5 × 0.94 inCOCO1111

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$40.2512.94 × 4.94 × 0.94 inCOCO1110

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$33.1812.88 × 4.5 × 0.88 inCOCO1109
Out of stock

Checks.

ab
Cocobolo
$34.0012 × 4.5 × 1 inCOCO1108
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$34.0018 × 3 × 0.88 inCOCO1107
Out of stock

Striking figure.

a
Cocobolo
$35.8919 × 3 × 0.88 inCOCO1106
Out of stock

Clear

a
Cocobolo
$35.4218.75 × 3 × 0.88 inCOCO1105
Out of stock

Clear

a
Cocobolo
$34.0018 × 3 × 0.88 inCOCO1104
Out of stock

Nice contrast.

a
Cocobolo
$34.0018 × 3 × 0.94 inCOCO1103
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$35.0618.56 × 3 × 0.88 inCOCO1102
Out of stock

Nice figure.

a
Cocobolo
$33.6612.88 × 4.15 × 0.94 inCOCO1101
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$33.9713 × 4.15 × 0.88 inCOCO1100
Out of stock

Cool piece.

a
Cocobolo
$34.0018 × 3 × 0.94 inCOCO1099
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$46.4518.44 × 4 × 0.94 inCOCO1098
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$47.7118.94 × 4 × 0.94 inCOCO1097
Out of stock

Nice piece.

a
Cocobolo
$45.3418 × 4 × 0.81 inCOCO1096
Out of stock

Beautiful contrast.

a
Cocobolo
$32.6418 × 2.88 × 0.88 inCOCO1095
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$45.8118.75 × 3.88 × 0.81 inCOCO1094
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$41.8719 × 3.5 × 0.81 inCOCO1093
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$45.3418 × 4 × 0.88 inCOCO1092
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$39.3619 × 3.5 × 0.94 inCOCO1091
Out of stock

No defects.

a
Cocobolo
$38.6919 × 3.44 × 0.94 inCOCO1090
Out of stock

No defects.

a
Cocobolo
$39.3619 × 3.5 × 0.94 inCOCO1089
Out of stock

No defects.

a
Cocobolo
$32.6312.25 × 4.5 × 0.94 inCOCO1088
Out of stock

No defects.

a
Cocobolo
$37.2918 × 3.5 × 0.94 inCOCO1087
Out of stock

No defects.

a
Cocobolo
$33.3218 × 2.94 × 1 inCOCO1086
Out of stock

No defects.

a
Cocobolo
$34.0018 × 3 × 1 inCOCO1085
Out of stock

No defects

a
Cocobolo
$31.8618.69 × 2.88 × 0.94 inCOCO1084
Out of stock

No defects.

a
Cocobolo
$30.1318.88 × 2.88 × 0.88 inCOCO1083
Out of stock

Beautiful color.

a
Cocobolo
$41.1619 × 3.44 × 1 inCOCO1082
Out of stock

Nice streaking.

a
Cocobolo
$39.9118.75 × 3.38 × 1 inCOCO1081
Out of stock

No defects.

a
Cocobolo
$32.1918.13 × 3 × 0.94 inCOCO1080
Out of stock

No defects.

a
Cocobolo
$31.5919 × 3 × 0.88 inCOCO1079
Out of stock

No defects.

a
Cocobolo
$30.6418.81 × 2.94 × 0.88 inCOCO1078
Out of stock

No defects.

a
Cocobolo
$29.8318.69 × 2.88 × 0.88 inCOCO1077
Out of stock

No defects

a
Cocobolo
$87.2440 × 3.81 × 0.88 inCOCO1076
Out of stock

Checks on end.

ab
Cocobolo
$82.4633.75 × 3.88 × 0.88 inCOCO1075
Out of stock

Light planer stripe.

a
Cocobolo
$122.8673 × 2.94 × 0.88 inCOCO1074
Out of stock

Checks on end.

ab
Cocobolo
$180.3078.88 × 3.63 × 0.94 inCOCO1073
Out of stock

Small knot. Planer stripe.

a
Cocobolo
$121.9461 × 3.88 × 0.88 inCOCO1072
Out of stock

Cracks. Nice warm contrast.

b
Cocobolo
$124.2050.75 × 4.75 × 0.94 inCOCO1071

Checks. Light planer skip.

b
Cocobolo
$112.3437.38 × 5.25 × 0.88 inCOCO1070
Out of stock

Planerskip. Cracks.

ab
Cocobolo
$57.7734.75 × 3.63 × 0.88 inCOCO1069

Cracks.

c
Cocobolo
$72.6425.25 × 5.64 × 0.81 inCOCO1068
Out of stock

Alluring contrast.

a
Cocobolo
$38.7613 × 5.38 × 0.88 inCOCO1067
Out of stock

Beautiful.

a
Cocobolo
$41.2112.94 × 5.38 × 0.94 inCOCO1066
Out of stock

Eye-catching figure.

a
Cocobolo
$35.5112.94 × 5.38 × 0.81 inCOCO1065
Out of stock

Striking color.

a
Cocobolo
$64.0829.56 × 4.25 × 0.81 inCOCO1064
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Cocobolo
$59.8527 × 4 × 0.88 inCOCO1063
Out of stock

Beautiful figure.

a
Cocobolo
$45.6619 × 4.06 × 0.94 inCOCO1062
Out of stock

Nice board.

a
Cocobolo
$46.6718 × 4.38 × 0.94 inCOCO1061
Out of stock

Beautiful color variation.

a
Cocobolo
$27.1812 × 4.44 × 0.81 inCOCO1060
Out of stock

Small knot near end.

a
Cocobolo
$21.9912.44 × 3.19 × 0.88 inCOCO1059
Out of stock

Small checks.

a
Cocobolo
$24.6112.25 × 3.19 × 1 inCOCO1058
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Cocobolo
$21.6512.5 × 2.75 × 1 inCOCO1057
Out of stock

Nice figure.

a
Cocobolo
$30.1418.13 × 3 × 0.88 inCOCO1056
Out of stock

Spectacular Figure.

a

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