Products

Testimonials

“It's nice to know that
I have a good
source for quality
guitar wood as
well as guitar parts
fabrication, such as
LMI's fingerboard
slotting service. 
As I am only set up
to slot 650mm
fingerboards, you
guys have saved my
butt on making me
several odd scale
lengths recently! 
I want you to know
that I appreciate
you guys and the
wood and services
that you supply
to me, a small,
independent luthier. 
Your fine fingerboard
slotting service
saves me a lot of
time and trouble,
for which I am grateful. 
THANK YOU!"

Bob Desmond

Bubinga - African Rosewood

BSBubingaFiguredOriskanyGuitars600
A figured Bubinga guitar
by Oriskany Guitars.

Guibourtia demeusei

Bubinga is a wood that has been used for years with success. Harder and heavier than either Brazilian or Indian Rosewood, Bubinga is sometimes known as African Rosewood, although it's not a Dalbergia. It has a medium texture with interlocking grain. Bubinga varies in color from pinkish-mauve to golden blondes and oxidizes beautifully to rich darker tones over time. Because of its interlocking grain, it can be like some of the more difficult Mahogany species to bend.