Goncalo Alves is a strong, hard, extremely dense and durable wood growing from Mexico to South America that delivers a powerful warm tone.
The wood is a favorite among bones players because of its superb tonal strength. The density and other mechanical properties can vary widely depending on the growing site and source region.
Figures below are approximate (but pretty darn close)
Get the Exact Width You Want
No other store offers Shooting Star bones by exact width. Width varies from batch to batch. But if you are looking to match an old pair of bones, or if you simply want to know what width you are getting, then you have come to the right place.
Narrow (7/8", 1")
Narrow Shooting Star bones deliver a remarkable tonal range for their size. These bones are perfect for kids, people with small hands, and anyone who enjoys the traditional American (aka minstrel one-finger) style of playing.
Wide (1-1/8", 1-3/16", 1-1/4", 1-5/16", 1-3/8")
Wide Shooting Star bones are favored by many experienced players. If you prefer the two-finger (aka Irish or European) style of playing, then you will love these wide classic bones because they enable you to produce a remarkable tonal range. Not sure which size to get? We think 1-3/16" to 1-1/4" is ideal.
Trying to match a set? Welcome to the only store on the planet where you can get Shooting Star bones by exact width.
- Includes FREE illustrated 8-page instruction booklet.
- Handcrafted Product: No two are exactly alike.
- Thickness and length of each bone might differ slightly.
- Width pictured above: 1-5/16"
- Your item may vary from photos.