About Ziricote (Cordia Dodecandra)
Ziricote is a perfect choice for hight-end guitars back & side, the striking & contrast grains have made it as the favourite choice of guitar collectors. The Ziricote is not belong to the genus Rosewood family, instead the Cordia is a genus of flowering plants in the borage family, Boraginaceae. The Dodecandra species (Ziricote) normally grow in mostly warmer regions in the Central American, mostly in Mexico. The species have dark brown tone in general with beautiful striking contrast grains figure, light & dark brown colours with some dark grey linings, when cut as book-match back, it is the kind of grains that is highly demanded.
Scientific name : Cordia Dodecandra
Native habitat : Mostly in Mexico or Central America region and the land areas are rapidly shrinking due to rampant/illegal logging in the past decades for furniture industry. Recently the Ziricote is classified as rare & exotic woods and the price has been shoot up expensively and normally it is used for high grade musical instruments like collectible acoustic guitars.
The Color & grains : The color is generally ranges from a light to very dark-brown with striking dark grey/black linings, some has yellowish grains area too. Darker black contrast streaks are common on this species, and can produce a grain figure like different “clowdy-landscape” which tremendously enhance the guitar’s looks & value. The Grains is usually very sharp in contrast, with a uniform medium-fine pores. Overall looks is one of a kind beautiful wood suitable for a high end guitar back/side.
The availability & raw material price : Ziricote supply is very limited at present time, only residual stockpiles of individual reserve wood blanks are available at very high prices.
Esteve 3Z' sound traits :
- loud & powerfull projection
- warm mid-range tones
- long sustain bass frequencies
- medium sustain high trebles
- overall character is a balance guitar
Scale : 650mm (full scale)
New Ziricote Series was introduced in 2014 as one of Esteve's best value for money model with attractive Ziricote exotic wood at mid-price point. Clientele who demand powerfull sound and deliver sweet & high clarity tones with exclusive & gorgeous looks guitar shall consider this piece, available now at our outlets.
||HIGH GRADE CEDAR
||EXOTIC ZIRICOTE WOODS
||HG (High Gloss)
No of frets
||WHITE PEARL BUTTONS
||MAHOGANY, DOUBLE LININGS FULL BODY
|Nut & Saddle
|Est. Weight exclude packing (Kg)
||1.2 - 1.3 Kg