Hello, I just got this bass from a local guiatar tech. He built it with some help of Ray Ramirez (builder of the Bug bass) a long toime ago. Well, I saw the top and thought it was gorgeous and asked him what wood he used. He said he had no idea; that it was just lying around. I am extrememly curious of what wood this is. My guess is cocobolo (but the possibility of Braz. Rosewood is good too since I have heard that they look similar). So if anyone can tell, please let me know what top do I have here. Thanks for all your help! By the way, for those interested, the bass is a maple body, with ? top, pau ferro fingerboard and center piece on the top, has a wenge headstock veneer and runners between the top pieces. The back of the bass looks like a wooden disaster though. The body, as mentioned, is made of maple with a center strip of Indian rosewood (3" wide), bubinga control cavity cover and back of headstock veneer, two rosewood runners on the neck for support and for some odd reason a piece of purple heart at the heel. It looks really wierd to me, with all those different grains and contrasting colors. It doesn't really compliment the front of the bass at all. Just wanted to mention that.