Wood Profile: Bubinga

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Bubinga has reddish and bronze-like colors, with a tone similar to Indian rosewood. It is a bit denser than rosewood, which may contribute to its great sustain and clarity.

Latin Name: guibourtia demeusei

Origin: tropical Africa

Tone Profile: Provides sustain and note separation with warm even tones, bright midrange, and a sparkle across the entire spectrum.

Comparison: Harder and heavier than both Brazilian and Indian rosewood.

Aesthetics: Medium texture with interlocking grain, its pinkish coloration oxidizes to a brownish red over time and often features a beautiful swirling grain pattern.

Trivia / Fact: Known as one of the best values in tonewoods, it’s nicknamed “African rosewood” for it’s similar qualities to rosewood. Harder and heavier than both Brazilian and Indian rosewood.

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