Latin: Guibourtia ehie Origin: Tropical West Africa
Shedua is a species that grows in the tropical areas of West Africa. Even though Shedua is in the same genus as Bubinga the coloring is very different. The coloring of Shedua ranges from yellowish to golden brown mixed with darker brown, gray and black lines in the grain pattern. Curly Shedua is very beautiful and is commonly sawn into guitar sets.
Shedua is easy to work with and there is good availability of this species. It turns, glue and finishes well.
Tropical exotic hardwood
Medium to coarse texture, moderate luster
Straight to slightly interlocked, sometimes curly figure
Yellowish to brown with darker brown, gray or black stripes