This exquisite material comes from the Gulf of Mexico region.
The variegated black lines form patterns that can resemble a surrealist landscape.
It is very dense with a specific gravity between .8 and .97.
It is reflective like Cocobolo, but much darker in the tonal palette.
I liken it more to ebony than any of the rosewoods. Ziricote can be cavernous and hollow sounding. It imparts a a reflective echo that is a little bit magical when coupled with a well braced top .