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African Rosewood (Bubinga)

 Though called African Rosewood, this lutherie wood is not a true rosewood. The appropriate name is Bubinga. Bubinga usually has a simple look similar to Mahogany yet it is prettier. Sometimes it almost has a Teak look. It is often available with a quilt similar to quilted Maple. Bubinga has a wonderful tone. It is responsive and full. It doesn't have quite the low end as rosewood, but it is much more balanced than Mahogany. One of sweetest qualities of this wood is its price. Considering its stability and tone, it just may be the best instrument wood available for the money.