Isla Percussions is developing bongos out of the incredible Ziricote wood (Cordia dodecandra). Ziricote is a prized wood for instruments and it is particularly suited for bongos due to the hardness of the wood. One of the most beautiful of tone woods, Ziricote is also very rare and expensive, even in it's native country; Belize. The beauty and sound of this wood makes for some very special instruments, which for the disriminating musician will be worth the extra expense. This wood is available for all Isla Percussions instruments whenever it is available.