Cocobolo is a luxurious exotic wood that delivers a remarkably powerful low tone.
Cocobolo ranks high as a favorite musical wood among experienced players because of the rich full tone it generates. The material is quite hard and dense, and even a large block will produce a clear musical tone when struck. Its fine texture and oily look and feel stand up well to repeated handling.
This beautiful hardwood from Central America is typically orange or reddish-brown in color, often with a figuring of darker irregular traces weaving through the wood.
Only relatively small amounts of this prized wood reach the world market which explains why it is so expensive.
Cocobolo is highly favored for fine inlay work, knife handles, musical instruments, pistol grips, veneers, bowls, jewelry boxes, and other expensive specialty items. It is also used in making luxury pens, and has been used as a ballast wood in ships.
Cocobolo wood has a specific gravity greater than 1.0, hence it will sink in water.
Figures below are approximate (but pretty darn close)
Get the Exact Width You Want
No other store offers Shooting Star bones by exact width. Width varies from batch to batch. But if you are looking to match an old pair of bones, or if you simply want to know what width you are getting, then you have come to the right place.
Narrow (7/8", 1")
Narrow Shooting Star bones deliver a remarkable tonal range for their size. These bones are perfect for kids, people with small hands, and anyone who enjoys the traditional American (aka minstrel one-finger) style of playing.
Wide (1-1/8", 1-3/16", 1-1/4", 1-5/16", 1-3/8")
Wide Shooting Star bones are favored by many experienced players. If you prefer the two-finger (aka Irish or European) style of playing, then you will love these wide classic bones because they enable you to produce a remarkable tonal range. Not sure which size to get? We think 1-3/16" to 1-1/4" is ideal.
Trying to match a set? Welcome to the only store on the planet where you can get Shooting Star bones by exact width.
- Includes FREE illustrated 8-page instruction booklet.
- Handcrafted Product: No two are exactly alike.
- Thickness and length of each bone might differ slightly.
- Width pictured above: 7/8"
- Your item may vary from photos.