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Joe Birl Classic Plastic Bones
Replacement Joe Birl plastic Rhythm Bone

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Do you need to replace just one Joe Birl plastic Rhythm Bone? Then you have come to the right place!

Welcome to the only shop where you can get just one single genuine patented Joe Birl plastic "Rhythm Bone" to complete your vintage pair.

  • Your item may differ slightly from photo.
  • You get just one single bone: You cannot rattle just one bone. For the instrument to work, you need at least a pair.
  • Genuine "Rhythm Bones": Use as a replacement or a spare for your vintage bones collection.

We constantly scour the planet for these bones. If sold out, click "Email me when Back-In-Stock" link to get notified when another bone enters the inventory.

Plastic "Rhythm Bones" Bought and Sold: Immediate cash paid for authentic "Rhythm Bones" in like-new condition. Do you have one or more of these old plastic "Rhythm Bones" lying around the house collecting dust? Contact me now to replace that clutter with instant cash.

Why shop here?

Only $17.99 (one single bone)
Special Note: You need 2 bones for a full pair.

Here's what you get: One single bone. This is half a pair.

Quantity in Stock:1

Product Code: 100A1-5-SINGLE

Description Technical Specs The Inside Story...

One Single Joe Birl Plastic Bone
For customers who need to replace just one missing bone to make a pair.

Joe Birl is famous among bones players for his plastic molded rhythm bones with the patented grooves (U.S. patent no. 2436283). The finger groove makes the bones more comfortable to hold. Joe Birl Plastic Bones Yes, these are genuine Joe Birl classic plastic Rhythm Bones—the ones with the patented groove that give you a comfortable non-slip grip and keeps your fingers in the right place. Joe patented these bones in 1948. These musical bones are perfect for aspiring young bone players, but nowadays they are scarfed up by collectors.

I learned to play on a set of Joe Birl plastic Rhythm Bones around 20 years ago. They cost $3.75 at the time (I still have the price tag). Unfortunately, the mold broke, so these bones are no longer in production. So the days of cheap Joe Birl plastic bones are gone. Every now and then, a set of classic Joe Birl plastic Rhythm Bones shows up on eBay. You can get a set for around fifteen dollars if you are lucky. I have seen them go for several times that amount.

This set is in excellent condition and quite playable and may last you many years. But experienced players will tell you they do break. Mel Mercier (a distinguished player from Ireland) is legendary for going through scads of Joe Birl plastic bones. A box filled with an assortment of my own bones went flying a few years ago. Guess which one broke. But we love these little guys and that's the way it goes.

Incidentally, Joe holds the trademark on Rhythm Bones and he kindly allows the Rhythm Bones Society to use the name.

  • Black Plastic Finish
  • Minstrel Style Design: Still popular after 150 years.
  • Non-slip Easy Grip
  • Minstrel Style Design
  • Classic Design: Awarded three design patents

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