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Other Minstrel Style Woods

Minstrel-style bones measure around 1" wide, by 3/8" thick, by 7" long. They are characterized by oval ends, and curve at the standard 28 degree arc.

Ebony was the wood of choice for Mister Bones on the professional minstrel stage. Rosewood was prominent too. You could buy a set of four 7" ebony bones for thirty-five cents in the 1897 Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog. Rosewood cost just twenty.

But domestic woods were also popular, especially among folks who made their own instruments. "I have two pairs of walnut and oak bones carved and played by my great, great-grandfather during the Civil War," says four-time Grammy Award winner (and life-long bones player), David Holt. A set of four 5-1/2" "hardwood" bones went for 12 cents in the 1897 Sears catalog.

This ain't the Sears Catalog. But below is a selection of minstrel-style bones in more hardwoods than you are likely to find most any place else.


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Pea Patch Minstrel-style Boxwood Bones, regular Pea Patch Minstrel-style Boxwood Bones, regular

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $30.99 pair
4 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Boxwood Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Boxwood Bones, wide

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $32.99 pair
17 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Padauk Bones, narrow Pea Patch Minstrel-style Padauk Bones, narrow

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $24.99 pair
2 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Padauk Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Padauk Bones, wide

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $32.99 pair
3 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Teak Bones, narrow Pea Patch Minstrel-style Teak Bones, narrow

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $27.99 pair
29 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Teak Bones, regular Pea Patch Minstrel-style Teak Bones, regular

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $31.99 pair
17 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Teak Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Teak Bones, wide

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $35.99 pair
26 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tigerwood Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tigerwood Bones, wide

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $35.99 pair
3 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tunwood Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tunwood (Indian Cedar) Bones, wide

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $27.97 pair
4 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel style Tamarind Bones, narrow Pea Patch Minstrel style Tamarind (aka Indian Rosewood) Bones, narrow

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $27.99 pair
28 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel style Tamarind (aka Indian Rosewood) Bones, regular Pea Patch Minstrel style Tamarind (aka Indian Rosewood) Bones, regular

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $31.99 pair
21 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel style Tamarind (aka Indian Rosewood) Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel style Tamarind (aka Indian Rosewood) Bones, wide

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $35.99 pair
8 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Duo-tone" Boxwood-Padauk Bones, narrow Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Duo-tone" Boxwood-Padauk Bones, narrow

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $28.99 pair
18 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Duo-tone" Boxwood-Padauk Bones, regular Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Duo-tone" Boxwood-Padauk Bones, regular

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $31.99 pair
14 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Duo-tone" Boxwood-Padauk Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Duo-tone" Boxwood-Padauk Bones, wide

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $33.99 pair
12 in stock!
Pea Patch Laminated "Duo-tone" Padauk-Boxwood Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Duo-tone" Padauk-Boxwood Bones, wide

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $33.99 pair
8 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Boxwood-Ebony-Padauk Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Boxwood-Ebony-Padauk Bones, wide

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $38.99 pair
10 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Ebony-Boxwood-Padauk Bones, narrow Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Ebony-Boxwood-Padauk Bones, narrow

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $33.99 pair
8 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Ebony-Boxwood-Padauk Bones, regular Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Ebony-Boxwood-Padauk Bones, regular

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $36.99 pair
19 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Ebony-Boxwood-Padauk Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Ebony-Boxwood-Padauk Bones, wide

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $38.99 pair
8 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Ebony-Padauk-Boxwood Bones, narrow Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Ebony-Padauk-Boxwood Bones, narrow

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $33.99 pair
23 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Ebony-Padauk-Boxwood Bones, regular Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Ebony-Padauk-Boxwood Bones, regular

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $36.99 pair
14 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Ebony-Padauk-Boxwood Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Ebony-Padauk-Boxwood Bones, wide

Traditional minstrel design, exotic wood...plain price.

Only $38.99 pair
11 in stock!
Vintage Mahogany Minstrel Style Bones Vintage Mahogany Minstrel Style Bones, matched set of 4

Matched Set of 4 Vintage Mahogany Minstrel Style Bones.

Only $199.97 matched set of 4
1 in stock!
Whamdiddle Unfinished Minstrel-style African Blackwood Bones Whamdiddle Minstrel-style African Blackwood Bones, Unfinished

Do-it-yourself Whamdiddle bones.

Only $37.97 pair
2 in stock!
   
 
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