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Getting Started #2: Day 2 - Keep on Truck'n

04-03-2008 05:42 PM by rahammers | 3 comments »

First for old business from yesterday’s post. I may be the only one here that didn’t know but Wikipedia says Bubinga:The genus is well-known for its luxury timbers. The best-known timber is bubinga (Guibourtia demeusei, aka kevazingo). Another is ovangkol. Species of Guibourtia also produce Congo copal. The wood is often used by luthiers for harps and other instruments, such as bass guitars, because of its mellow and well-rounded sound. It has been used in drum shells as well. Drum companies such as Tama offer various high-end drum kits with plies of Bubinga in the shells4. Bubinga is sometimes used in the production of archery bows, in particular as the main wood of the handle ...

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