This beautiful chair is made from Bubinga other wise known as, African Rosewood. The unique shape of the back allowes for fantastic freedom of movement in the arms so that when playing any type of musical instruments the backrest is not hindering your performance in any way, but still suporting you and making this a very comfortable chair. Mark Dziuba, Assistant Professor School of Fine and Performing Arts State University of New York said, "I am a great fan of fine handcrafted American furniture. I love this chair! It is beautifully made from glorious exotic woods, and is rock solid. The chair is super comfortable, and I could rehearse for hours in comfort."