Bubinga is a wood that has been used for years with success. It is a better tonewood than it's been given credit for—probably because low price is not usually commensurate with high quality. 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. It's pinkish-mauve cast oxidizes to a nice brownish-red over time.
When freshly cut the heartwood of Purpleheart is a dull grayish/purplish brown. Upon exposure the wood becomes a deeper eggplant purple. With further age and exposure to UV light, the wood becomes a dark brown with a hint of purple. This color-shift can be slowed and minimized by using a UV inhibiting finish on the wood. Purpleheart has a medium texture with small pores. The grain is usually straight, but can also be wavy or irregular.
The sapwood of Hard Maple is most commonly used rather than its heartwood. Sapwood color ranges from nearly white, to an off-white cream color, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. The heartwood tends to be a darker reddish brown. The grain is generally straight, but may be wavy with a fine, even texture.
INSIDE DIAMETER: 9.625"
BOTTOM DIAMETER: 6.75"