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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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Joe Birl Wooden Bones, Natural Finish Joe Birl Wooden Bones, solid maple

With the patented easy-grip notch!

Only $14.99 pair
7 in stock!
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Pea Patch Minstrel-style Boxwood Bones, narrow Pea Patch Minstrel-style Boxwood Bones, narrow

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

Only $21.97 pair
13 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Boxwood Bones, regular Pea Patch Minstrel-style Boxwood Bones, regular

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

Only $29.99 pair
9 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Boxwood Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Boxwood Bones, wide

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

Only $31.99 pair
2 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Padauk Bones, narrow Pea Patch Minstrel-style Padauk Bones, narrow

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

Only $21.97 pair
3 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Padauk Bones, regular Pea Patch Minstrel-style Padauk Bones, regular

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

Only $29.99 pair
10 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Padauk Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Padauk Bones, wide

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

Only $31.99 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 $27.97 pair
22 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Teak Bones, regular Pea Patch Minstrel-style Teak Bones, regular

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

Only $31.97 pair
12 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Teak Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Teak Bones, wide

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

Only $35.97 pair
15 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tigerwood Bones, narrow Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tigerwood Bones, narrow

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

Only $23.97 pair
13 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tigerwood Bones, regular Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tigerwood Bones, regular

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

Only $29.97 pair
18 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tigerwood Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tigerwood Bones, wide

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

Only $34.97 pair
9 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tunwood Bones, narrow Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tunwood (Indian Red Cedar) Bones, narrow

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

Only $17.97 pair
30 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tunwood Bones, regular Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tunwood (Indian Red Cedar) Bones, regular

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

Only $22.97 pair
54 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tunwood Bones, wide Pea Patch Minstrel-style Tunwood (Indian Red Cedar) Bones, wide

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

Only $27.97 pair
16 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 $28.97 pair
4 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 $31.97 pair
6 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 $33.97 pair
4 in stock!
Pea Patch Laminated "Duo-tone" Padauk-Boxwood Bones, narrow Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Duo-tone" Padauk-Boxwood Bones, narrow

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

Only $28.97 pair
9 in stock!
Pea Patch Laminated "Duo-tone" Padauk-Boxwood Bones, regular Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Duo-tone" Padauk-Boxwood Bones, regular

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

Only $31.97 pair
1 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 $33.97 pair
6 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Boxwood-Ebony-Padauk Bones, narrow Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Boxwood-Ebony-Padauk Bones, narrow

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

Only $31.97 pair
12 in stock!
Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Boxwood-Ebony-Padauk Bones, regular Pea Patch Minstrel-style Laminated "Tri-tone" Boxwood-Ebony-Padauk Bones, regular

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

Only $34.97 pair
15 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 $36.97 pair
1 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 $31.97 pair
7 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 $34.97 pair
18 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 $36.97 pair
2 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 $31.97 pair
13 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 $34.97 pair
14 in stock!
   
 
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