Cocobolo is dark, and dense, with a bright, clear, sustaining voice and a tone that is very similar to the best rosewood.
Latin Name: dalbergia retusa
Origin: southern Mexico and Central America
Tone Profile: Provides well-balanced tone with power, sustain and volume. Responsive, with clear, slow-decaying harmonics and a well-articulated and complex low end. Similar to Brazilian rosewood with a little less bass and more pronounced treble.
Aesthetics: Rich brown-red coloration with black streaks.
Trivia / Fact: Considered the closest tonally and aesthetically to Brazilian rosewood.