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.