Ziricote is a very dense and gorgeous looking wood which is being used to make ukuleles of late. It is one of the most breathtaking instruments I have ever seen! It is best described as a "curly chocolate" coloured grain. The gloss finish brings out the Ziricote even more. If you saw this uke in a store, it would be the first one you would pick up and strum. As with all Kala ukes, it is extremely well built and has a lovely tone.