Cocobolo - also known as ‘Mexican Rosewood’ - grows from central Mexico southwards to Panama & Columbia. Gorgeous reds & blacks dominate the color palette of the wood found in Mexico, while brick and brown dominates the colorings of wood coming from closer to South America.
Cocobolo is one of the heaviest of the Rosewoods, with a rich bottom end sound to go with its drop dead gorgeous looks. It tends to be crisp and bright in the trebles with tremendous sustain throughout the guitar's range. I like to pair Cocobolo with Hawaiian Koa binding for a masculine and refined look.
Often planted as a shade tree for the coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Guatemala and Nicaragua, Cocobolo should remain available in the future.