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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
$97.6842.94 × 3.69 × 0.88 inCOCO1202

Crack

ab
Cocobolo
$76.7636.31 × 3.81 × 0.94 inCOCO1201

Crack, Knot

b
Cocobolo
$83.2243.13 × 3.13 × 0.94 inCOCO1200

Few wormholes

ab
Cocobolo
$45.7822.06 × 3.06 × 0.88 inCOCO1199

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$95.3345.94 × 3.06 × 0.88 inCOCO1198

NIce board

a
Cocobolo
$78.6037.88 × 3.06 × 0.88 inCOCO1197

Small knot, Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$108.5138.19 × 4.19 × 0.81 inCOCO1196

Couple knots

a
Cocobolo
$130.5345.94 × 4.19 × 0.88 inCOCO1195

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$93.7241.88 × 3.63 × 0.88 inCOCO1194

Small cracks

ab
Cocobolo
$93.4038.69 × 3.56 × 0.88 inCOCO1193

NIce board

a
Cocobolo
$82.3836.81 × 3.63 × 0.94 inCOCO1192

Crack

ab
Cocobolo
$99.0840.25 × 3.63 × 0.88 inCOCO1191

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$145.0040 × 5.88 × 0.88 inCOCO1190

Crack on the end

ab
Cocobolo
$105.2342.75 × 3.63 × 0.88 inCOCO1189

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$125.5334.63 × 5.88 × 0.88 inCOCO1188

Cracked

ab
Cocobolo
$76.6331.13 × 3.63 × 0.88 inCOCO1187

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$769.4635.94 × 13 × 1.94 inCOCO1186

Beautiful.

a
Cocobolo
$835.8036.25 × 14 × 1.94 inCOCO1185

Beautiful.

a
Cocobolo
$487.1148.25 × 6.13 × 2 inCOCO1184

Small wormholes.

a
Cocobolo
$322.6248.25 × 4.06 × 1.88 inCOCO1183

Nice board.

a
Cocobolo
$233.5626 × 6 × 1.88 inCOCO1182

Light surface.

ab
Cocobolo
$220.8622.13 × 6.06 × 1.88 inCOCO1181

Nice figure.

a
Cocobolo
$128.5624.94 × 3.13 × 1.88 inCOCO1180

Two small pin holes.

a
Cocobolo
$120.3123.31 × 3.134 × 1.88 inCOCO1179

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$36.6218 × 3 × 0.81 inCOCO1178
Out of stock

Beautiful.

a
Cocobolo
$45.1019 × 3.5 × 0.81 inCOCO1177
Out of stock

No defects.

a
Cocobolo
$43.2718.88 × 3.38 × 0.94 inCOCO1176
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$44.8118.88 × 3.5 × 0.94 inCOCO1175
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$45.1019 × 3.5 × 0.94 inCOCO1174

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$38.4118.88 × 3 × 0.94 inCOCO1173
Out of stock

Nice colors.

a
Cocobolo
$38.4118.88 × 3 × 0.94 inCOCO1172

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$36.8818.13 × 3 × 0.88 inCOCO1171
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$45.1019 × 3.5 × 0.94 inCOCO1170
Out of stock

Beautiful.

a
Cocobolo
$44.8118.88 × 3.5 × 0.88 inCOCO1169

Nice figure.

a
Cocobolo
$38.6519 × 3 × 0.81 inCOCO1168

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$44.8118.88 × 3.5 × 0.94 inCOCO1167
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$44.0418.88 × 3.44 × 0.88 inCOCO1166

Cool figure.

a
Cocobolo
$44.3219 × 3.44 × 0.94 inCOCO1165

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$43.7718.44 × 3.5 × 0.94 inCOCO1164

Nice board.

a
Cocobolo
$44.9518.94 × 3.5 × 0.81 inCOCO1163
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$242.4648.13 × 4 × 1.94 inCOCO1162
Out of stock

Great board, Nice colors

a
Cocobolo
$295.1936.06 × 6.5 × 1.88 inCOCO1161
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$363.6948.13 × 6 × 1.88 inCOCO1160

Small wane at the top

a
Cocobolo
$273.9236.25 × 6 × 2 inCOCO1159
Out of stock

Great colors

a
Cocobolo
$428.7136.06 × 9.44 × 1.69 inCOCO1158
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$211.8448.06 × 3.5 × 1.75 inCOCO1157
Out of stock

Nice colors

a
Cocobolo
$303.0748.13 × 5 × 1.75 inCOCO1156
Out of stock

Nice colors

a
Cocobolo
$275.2136.06 × 6.06 × 1.88 inCOCO1155
Out of stock

Small hole on the edge

a
Cocobolo
$44.8212.94 × 5.5 × 0.88 inCOCO1154
Out of stock

NIce board

a
Cocobolo
$43.6312.88 × 5.38 × 0.81 inCOCO1153
Out of stock

NIce board

a
Cocobolo
$30.5118.13 × 2.94 × 0.88 inCOCO1152
Out of stock

Small checks

ab
Cocobolo
$36.6712.94 × 4.5 × 0.81 inCOCO1151
Out of stock

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
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Cocobolo
$203.2361 × 3.88 × 1.5 inCOCO1146
Out of stock

Checks.

ab
Cocobolo
$171.7049.25 × 4.06 × 1.38 inCOCO1145
Out of stock

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
Out of stock

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
Out of stock

Holes. Worm holes.

b
Cocobolo
$145.6743 × 5.38 × 0.88 inCOCO1138
Out of stock

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
Out of stock

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
Out of stock

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
Out of stock

Knot.

ab
Cocobolo
$59.4418.88 × 5 × 0.94 inCOCO1122
Out of stock

Clear.

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

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$58.0218.88 × 4.88 × 0.94 inCOCO1120
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Cocobolo
$51.3718.13 × 4.5 × 0.94 inCOCO1119
Out of stock

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
Out of stock

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

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