Guibourtia spp.

Bubinga begins as a reddish wood with an interesting grain, but after many years it will deepen to a reddish-umber color, but still retain its attractive grain qualities. It is often used for decorative inlays on expensive musical instruments and as decorative veneers..

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Wood Type: Tropical hardwood
Average Dry Weight: 880 kg/m³ (55 lbs/ft³)
Specific Gravity: 0.88
Janka Hardness: 2410
Texture: Course & open
Grain Pattern: Straight, occasionally interlocking or swirling
Color: Brownish red, sometimes with an uneven purple hue
Origin: Central Africa