Brya ebenus

Cocuswood

Cocuswood (Brya ebenus) is a very dense tropical hardwood tree. It comes from the West Indies and is sometimes called Jamaican ebony.

Cocuswood has excellent tone quality and is used for reeded wooden musical instruments such as bagpipes, clarinets and oboes. It was used a lot for making flutes in England and France during the 19th century and a modern cocuswood flute can be heard in a new Avie recording of Bach's flute sonatas.

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