Bubinga is an extremely treasured wood. It is even harder than Rosewood, but with a finer texture. When working with its very difficult to curve the sides because of its hardness. But the result is worth it.
On the other side, the colour reminds to Tulipwood, and his sound is rich and complete, with warm tones. And if we add the incredible value for money, this Bubinga sides will be a great option for your classic guitar.
BOTANIC NAME: Guibourtia spp.
COMMON NAMES : Bubinga
DESCRIPTION: Density 700-910 Kg/m3. Heartwood ranges from a pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks. Sapwood is a pale straw colour and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Grain is straight to interlocked. Has a uniform fine to medium texture.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Easy wood to work with but can dull cutting edges. Turns and finishes well. Gluing can be problematic due to its high density and natural oils.
DRYING: Drying process is slow and must be done carefully. Risk of deformation and cracks.
USES: Guitar backs and sides. Electric guitar body tops, electric bass body tops. Wind instruments.