(Guibourtia Demeusei)
(also G. Pellegriniana & G. Tessmannii)

OTHER COMMON NAMES: African Rosewood, Kevazingo, Essingang

NOTE: Bubinga ranges in color from ‘Light Pinkish’ Red Brown to ‘Deep Vivid’ Reddish Brown. Bubinga is occasionally figured.

NOTE: Ovankol/Shedua has replaced Bubinga for Neck Feature Strips on our Necks. These two woods are very similar with exception to mainly the color.


Bubinga Top & Back w/Walnut Core & Center Block, accented with Maple Features Stripes & Veneers

BSR5GN Fretless
Bubinga Top & Back

Origin Equatorial West Africa
Avg. Weight (@ 6-8% moisture) 4.8 Lbs per Bd. Ft.
Weight Classification Heavy
Where Used on Smith Basses Tops Only (Necks Replaced by Shedua)
Tone Produced on Smith Basses Deep Pronounced Lows, Articulate High Mids
Stock Availability Limited (replaced by Shedua)
Avg. Age of Wood in Stock Old Stock (10 years+) Limited