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Botanical Name

Guibourtia demeusei, Guibourtia pellegriniana, Guibourtia tessmannii

Other Names

Kevazingo

Main Color Group

Reddish

Grain Pattern

Pronounced

Workability

Medium

Avg Dry Weight - LB/FT3

56

Avg Dry Weight - KG/M3

890

Janka Hardness - LBF

2410

Janka Hardness - N

10720

As most of you already know, this is a very popular African import. There are multiple species of the Guibourtia genus that are known as Bubinga, so colors and aesthetics can vary dramatically. A variety of different, quite strunning figures often decorate its grains (pommelle, waterfall, mottled and wildly flamed); its base color can range from a lighter pinkish red to light- to medium-brown. Trees can grow to towering proportions, so the larger specimens are often cut into large, live-edge slabs.

*Due to cites restrictions, we are unable to ship Bubinga internationally.

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Sustainability: This species is listed in CITES Appendix II but not on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species; although there have been some rumblings that this status could be changing, amidst a downturn in (US) supply over the last year or so.

Common Uses: Veneer, inlays, musical instruments, fine furniture, cabinetry, turnings, and other specialty items.

Comments: Bubinga is well known for its use as a rosewood substitute. [Ironically, perhaps, more strikingly figured examples (with pommelle or waterfall figuring) can fetch prices greatly eclipsing typical rosewood price thresholds.] The wood has become hugely popular and constantly in demand with veneer mills, furniture craftsmen — who love building desks and conference tables with the often stunning, huge slabs — and progressive guitar luthiers. Its nickname, “African Rosewood,” can be very misleading, as the wood is not of the Dalbergia species, and not all wood sold as “African Rosewood” is Bubinga (or is even of the Guibourtia species).

Over the last year, we’ve seen supplies in the US dip — leading to price increases on the wholsale and retail level, and causing some sources to speculate that Bubinga could possibly be drawing the attention of CITES and / or the IUCN in the very near future.

ImagePriceGradeDimensionsSKUBuyDescriptionhf:att:pa_grade
Bubinga (Guitar Sides)
$30.0033 × 5.19 × 0.2 inBUBGS0611

Clear.

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Bubinga (Guitar Sides)
$30.0033 × 5.13 × 0.2 inBUBGS0967

Clear.

a
Bubinga (Guitar Sides)
$30.0033.13 × 5.25 × 0.2 inBUBGS1028

Clear.

a
Bubinga (Guitar Sides)
$30.0033.64 × 5.25 × 0.2 inBUBGS0289

Clear.

a
Bubinga (Guitar Sides)
$30.0033.25 × 5.25 × 0.2 inBUBGS0948

Tiny knot.

a
Bubinga (Guitar Sides)
$30.0033.25 × 5.13 × 0.2 inBUBGS0284

Clear.

a
Bubinga (Guitar Sides)
$30.0033 × 5 × 0.2 inBUBGS0923

Clear.

a
Bubinga (Guitar Sides)
$30.0033 × 5 × 0.2 inBUBGS0264

Clear.

a
Bubinga (Guitar Backs)
$35.0021.56 × 8.81 × 0.2 inBUBGB0015

Small check on side.

a
Bubinga (Guitar Backs)
$35.0021.75 × 8.75 × 0.2 inBUBGB0473

Tiny knot.

a
Bubinga (Guitar Backs)
$35.0022 × 8.63 × 0.2 inBUBGB0360

Clear.

a
Bubinga (Guitar Backs)
$35.0021.75 × 8.88 × 0.2 inBUBGB0566

Clear.

a
Bubinga (Guitar Backs)
$35.0021.5 × 8.88 × 0.2 inBUBGB0126

Clear.

a
Bubinga (Guitar Backs)
$35.0021.75 × 9 × 0.2 inBUBGB0535

Clear.

a
Bubinga (Guitar Backs)
$35.0022 × 8.88 × 0.2 inBUBGB0363

Clear.

a
Bubinga (Guitar Backs)
$35.0021.75 × 8.75 × 0.2 inBUBGB0477

Clear.

a
Bubinga
$76.7426 × 12.19 × 1.25 inBUB1104
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Bubinga
$111.5167.25 × 8.56 × 1 inBUB1103
Out of stock

Nice figure.

a
Bubinga
$116.5970.81 × 8.5 × 1 inBUB1102
Out of stock

Beautiful figure.

a
Bubinga
$116.9171 × 8.5 × 1 inBUB1101

Clear.

a
Bubinga
$115.6770.25 × 8.5 × 1 inBUB1100

Nice board.

a
Bubinga
$96.9863.81 × 8.63 × 1 inBUB1099

Light check.

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Bubinga
$108.7667 × 8.38 × 1 inBUB1098

Clear.

a
Bubinga
$103.3262.75 × 8.5 × 1 inBUB1097

Nice board.

a
Bubinga
$99.2759.38 × 8.63 × 1 inBUB1096

Nice board.

a
Bubinga
$59.7459 × 5.75 × 1 inBUB1095

Bark inclusion.

ab
Bubinga
$94.2955.63 × 8.75 × 1 inBUB1094

Beautiful figure.

a
Bubinga
$83.4855.38 × 8.56 × 1 inBUB1093

Knots.

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Bubinga
$64.7140.5 × 8.56 × 1.06 inBUB1092

Knot.

ab
Bubinga
$67.2338.25 × 8.56 × 1.06 inBUB1091

Spalted.

a
Bubinga
$65.1236.75 × 8.63 × 1.06 inBUB1090
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Bubinga
$55.4334.69 × 8.56 × 1.06 inBUB1089

Small defect.

ab
Bubinga
$60.1034.19 × 8.56 × 1.06 inBUB1088

Clear.

a
Bubinga
$56.9532.63 × 8.5 × 1.06 inBUB1087

Clear.

a
Bubinga
$52.2432.69 × 8.56 × 1.06 inBUB1086

Knot.

ab
Bubinga
$44.6430.25 × 8.38 × 0.94 inBUB1085

Small knot. Small check on end.

ab
Bubinga
$97.3542.19 × 7.5 × 1.38 inBUB1084

Slight bow

a
Bubinga
$93.2542.31 × 7.88 × 1.31 inBUB1083

Defect

ab
Bubinga
$80.9745.56 × 7.06 × 1.31 inBUB1082

Bowed

b
Bubinga
$69.4239.06 × 7.06 × 1.31 inBUB1081
Out of stock

Bowed

b
Bubinga
$193.6353.5 × 12.94 × 1.25 inBUB1080

(1) Knot

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Bubinga
$72.0238.13 × 9.75 × 0.94 inBUB1079

No

a
Bubinga
$68.4736.25 × 9.75 × 0.94 inBUB1078
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Bubinga
$196.7970.06 × 14.5 × 1 inBUB1077
Out of stock

Nice board

a
Bubinga
$183.1431.38 × 9 × 3.13 inBUB1076
Out of stock

Two small knots.

ab
Bubinga
$190.4929.25 × 9.13 × 3.13 inBUB1075

No defects.

a
Bubinga
$149.7041.38 × 14.94 × 1.25 inBUB1074

One small check on one side.

a
Bubinga
$128.3543.19 × 15 × 1.25 inBUB1073

Checks.

b
Bubinga
$59.9341.25 × 7.5 × 1 inBUB1072
Out of stock

Nice board.

a
Bubinga
$50.5643.5 × 6 × 1 inBUB1071
Out of stock

Clear.

a
Bubinga
$52.8438.63 × 8.63 × 1 inBUB1070

Knot. Checks.

b
Bubinga
$49.8636.75 × 8.56 × 1 inBUB1069

Knot. Checks.

b
Bubinga
$70.4342.13 × 8.63 × 1 inBUB1068
Out of stock

Beautiful board.

a
Bubinga
$34.7437.75 × 4.75 × 1 inBUB1067
Out of stock

Small check.

a
Bubinga
$61.5545 × 8.63 × 1 inBUB1066

Knot. Checks.

b
Bubinga
$50.8930.44 × 8.63 × 1 inBUB1065
Out of stock

Small check.

a
Bubinga
$98.5336.56 × 11.13 × 1.19 inBUB1064

Check on end one face.

a
Bubinga
$100.2537 × 11.19 × 1.19 inBUB1063

Light pinholes.

a
Bubinga
$73.6040.81 × 9.31 × 1 inBUB1062

Tight know, tiny check.

a
Bubinga
$63.9435.19 × 9.38 × 1 inBUB1061
Out of stock

Nice figure.

a
Bubinga
$45.1237.19 × 6.5 × 1.06 inBUB1060
Out of stock

Check on edge.

ab
Bubinga
$45.5534.13 × 6.5 × 1.06 inBUB1059
Out of stock

Check on edge.

a
Bubinga
$62.6643.13 × 7.5 × 1 inBUB1058
Out of stock

Two small knots.

a
Bubinga
$54.4837.5 × 7.5 × 1 inBUB1057
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Bubinga
$358.3984.69 × 15.13 × 1.25 inBUB1056

Knot.

ab
Bubinga
$87.5313.13 × 9 × 3.25 inBUB1055

Clear.

a
Bubinga
$79.3458.88 × 4.38 × 1.44 inBUB1054
Out of stock

Small check on end.

a
Bubinga
$37.9244.13 × 4.88 × 1 inBUB1053
Out of stock

Wormholes.

ab
Bubinga
$38.6843.13 × 4.63 × 0.94 inBUB1052
Out of stock

Nice board.

a
Bubinga
$49.9026.75 × 9.63 × 0.94 inBUB1051
Out of stock

Planer skip.

a
Bubinga
$25.0128.75 × 4.94 × 1 inBUB1050
Out of stock

Wormholes.

ab
Bubinga
$26.4528.75 × 4.75 × 1 inBUB1049
Out of stock

Beautiful board.

a
Bubinga
$52.4557 × 4.75 × 1 inBUB1048
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Bubinga
$46.8756.75 × 4.69 × 0.94 inBUB1047
Out of stock

Small check.

ab
Bubinga
$50.0856.88 × 5 × 1 inBUB1046
Out of stock

Light insect holes. Spalting.

ab
Bubinga
$48.7756.75 × 4.88 × 1 inBUB1045
Out of stock

Insect holes.

ab
Bubinga
$47.1656.38 × 4.75 × 0.94 inBUB1044
Out of stock

Beautiful figure.

ab
Bubinga
$28.9734.63 × 4.75 × 0.94 inBUB1043
Out of stock

Spalted. Small wormholes.

ab
Bubinga
$75.5771.75 × 5.437 × 1.062 inBUB1042
Out of stock

Beautiful Figure.

a
Bubinga
$143.6771.062 × 10.437 × 0.875 inBUB1041
Out of stock

Clear two face.

a
Bubinga
$105.8271.062 × 7.687 × 0.875 inBUB1040
Out of stock

Clear no defects.

a
Bubinga
$78.0940.062 × 10.062 × 0.937 inBUB1039
Out of stock

Slight planer skip.

a
Bubinga
$61.0231.5 × 10 × 0.937 inBUB1038
Out of stock

Crack/check one end one edge.

a
Bubinga
$46.8436.687 × 7.25 × 0.875 inBUB1037
Out of stock

One end tapers to .75″ thick.

ab
Bubinga
$50.5636 × 7.25 × 0.875 inBUB1036
Out of stock

Snipe one end with milling marks.

a
Bubinga
$83.0445.125 × 9.5 × 0.875 inBUB1035
Out of stock

Clear two face. Some milling marks.

a
100 BD.FT - Bubinga
$1,650.00$1,700.001 × 1 × 1 inBULKBUB1001
Out of stock

100 BD.FT Bubinga project pack

Lengths: 60″-120″ (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total)
Widths: 4″ and wider
Choose 4/4 rough or 3/4 s2s

Note:
Lead time on rough lumber is 3 working days.
Lead time on S2S is 5 working days.
Ships free via LTL network.
We will make contact to confirm shipping details.

sel
20 BD.FT - Bubinga
$423.00$442.001 × 1 × 1 inPROJBUB1001

20 BD.FT Bubinga project pack

Lengths: 60″-92″ (last piece might be shorter to balance bd.ft total)
Widths: 4″ and wider
Thickness: Choose 4/4, 5/4, 6/4 or 8/4 nominal

We S2S by default – surfaced thickness will be up to 1/4″ less than nominal thickness.
You can choose to get the lumber in the rough by selecting Machining = none and get an additional $20 off.

Note:
Lead time is 3 working days.
Ships free via UPS/USPS.

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Bubinga
$425.4184.5 × 15 × 1.375 inBUB1034
Out of stock

No Defects

aaa
Bubinga
$348.6084.5 × 14.75 × 1.3125 inBUB1033
Out of stock

Solid Knot 1 side Open Knot Crack other side

ab
Bubinga
$342.4283 × 14.75 × 1.375 inBUB1032
Out of stock

Crack 1 End Crack & Surface Check 1 side

ab
Bubinga
$340.6784 × 14.5 × 1.375 inBUB1031
Out of stock

Spectacular figure SM Surface Check

ab
Fingerboard - Bubinga
$12.0021 × 3 × 0.3 inFINGERBUB1001

Bubinga Fingerboard

21″ x 3.0″ x 0.30″ (minimum)

Manufactured with luthiers in mind, but excellent blanks for box-making and other smaller items

Photographs are representative of what you will receive

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Bowl Blanks - Bubinga (9x9x3)
$60.009 × 9 × 3 inBOWLBUB1001
Title Range Discount
Bulk Blanks 5 - 9 5%
Bulk Blanks 10 - 19 10%
Bulk Blanks 20 + 20%

Bubinga Bowl Blank

Excellent quality lumber

End-grain has been sealed

Note: photo is representative of the stock you will receive.

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Bubinga
$355.2784.75 × 15 × 1.3 inBUB1029
Out of stock

Clear

a
Bubinga
$357.37 $250.1685.25 × 15 × 1.3 inBUB1030
Out of stock

Clear

a
Bubinga
$48.7640.75 × 8.5 × 0.8 inBUB1026
Out of stock

One crack half way across middle of board

b
Bubinga
$37.0044.5 × 5.25 × 0.8 inBUB1027
Out of stock

One tiny knot.

ab
Bubinga
$34.79 $24.3546.25 × 4.75 × 0.8 inBUB1028
Out of stock

3 cracks – more on one face the other.

ab

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