Bocote is a stiff medium weight exotic wood from the American tropics that delivers a powerful yet surprisingly warm tone.
Bocote is a fairly oily wood highly prized for its dramatic wild figuring. The bold dark streaks sometimes form concentric circles which give Bocote its defining look and distinctive appearance.
The wood is quite resistant to decay and insect attack.
Bone Rattling Facts
Bocote is an exceptionally hard wood prized for eye-catching musical instrument fingerboards. It also holds a superb reputation as a guitar sound board that vibrates an instrument with abundance.
Because the hardness is tempered by a medium weight and density, these bones produce a marvelously strong warm tone.
Bocote has a moderate scent when being worked that resembles dill pickles. Goose calls made from bocote are reported to have a natural rasp and mellow tone.
Figures below are approximate (but pretty darn close)