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Saw someone selling one of these on craigslist, he didnt list it as rare, but i thought most 100s were walnut and mahogany? Would the Bubinga be a rare model?

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It was a regular model for a few years, so the bubinga version is not super rare.

 

As I recall, folks who've played them say they sound great. I've owned both a '96 mahogany & '00 maple J-100 (still own the maple), and have played a number of others. They've all had a consistently rich & resonant tone.

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Re the use of walnut, I believe the version currently in production represents the first time it's been used on a J-100.

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Might just be the best word ever

 

Bubinga

 

my thoughts exactly..

 

Better than Ba-da-Bing right?

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Bubinga was pretty big there in the mid to late 90's. Mesa Boogie and a couple others were making Bubinga cabinets, usenet clowns were coo-ing over the tonewood in their amp cabs ferkrissakes. It is close to Ovankgol, another of the species used because "it is one of the less expensive woods". Funny, guitars and amps made of these less expensive woods aren't. It was a weird time.

 

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I had a J-100 Xtra with figured bubinga back and sides for 11 years. Bought it new and finally sold it earlier this year (I could never get comfortable with the super jumbo size). The figured ones were reasonably rare (I only saw one other over the years) but the regular bubinga is fairly common. Really nice body wood. Kind of closer in tone to rosewood.

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I traded for one some years ago and still love the guitar - Bubinga is a very sweet tonewood.

I put in an offer to the guy but so far no dice. Man, what a beautiful looker it is, and the bubinga 100xtra i heard on Youtube sounded simply beautiful. Gotta say, i love the look of that wood.

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The Bubinga is a nice looking wood... but.. the value still remains as a J100 .. though j100s are nice guitars as is..

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I have one. As far as jumbos go it's the cats ***! Sustain for days!

Great deep tone but has that dryness to it as well. I also have an L-130 in Bubinga as well. Both inexpensive but great guitars

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