(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

OriginEquatorial West Africa
Avg. Weight (@ 6-8% moisture)4.8 Lbs per Bd. Ft.
Weight ClassificationHeavy
Where Used on Smith BassesTops Only (Necks Replaced by Shedua)
Tone Produced on Smith BassesDeep Pronounced Lows\Articulate High Mids
Stock AvailabilityLimited (replaced by Shedua)
Avg. Age of Wood in StockOld Stock (10 years+) Limited