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Percy Danforth White Ash Bones, reclaimed

Percy Danforth Reclaimed White Ash Bones
Traditional minstrel style design

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Only $24.99 pair

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Description Technical Specs The Inside Story...
White Ash is a medium-density wood that grows in the United States and Canada.

Generates Warm Strong Tones

The grain is similar to oak and hard and heavy enough to be used for baseball bats. But the wood is flexible enough for bending. This marvelous combination makes for a relatively warm sounding yet strong-toned rhythm instrument.

White Ash is among the "10 Tallest Trees In Michigan," reports the Michigan Botanical Club. At 131 feet tall, a White Ash in Leelanau county (2006) was listed in the "Michigan Big Tree Register" as the 10th tallest tree in Michigan.

Re-Purposed from Floorboards
These bones are made out of floorboard scraps from a Michigan flooring manufacturer. "They'd just be throwing it out," says San, a professional musician who has been making Danforth Bones the past ten years, adding, "As you probably heard, most of Michigan's ash population has been killed off by the emerald ash borer, so these bones will be even more special."

Will We Kiss Our Ash Goodbye?
Indeed. A recent update from the National Arboretum reports that "the emerald ash borer has killed more than twenty-five million trees." And Dr. Deborah G. McCullough, a member of the American Forests Science Advisory Board and professor of forest entomology at Michigan State University says, "The emerald ash borer, an Asian insect first identified in Detroit, Michigan in 2002, has become the most destructive forest insect to ever invade the U.S."

So if you would like a pair of warm sounding, strong-toned bones reclaimed from what sadly might be the last remaining Michigan ash trees available for commercial production, then order a pair or two now before the supply completely runs out.
  1. Traditional Minstrel Style Design: Still popular over 150 years
  2. Durable Reclaimed White Ash: Lasts for centuries
  3. Protective Minwax Finish: Keeps bones like new

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5 of 5 My new favorite Bones September 16, 2015
Reviewer: Paul from Wixom, MI United States  
The title says it all. I got a set as much because they were from reclaimed lumber as anything else. After using them I think they have amazing sound and volume control (at least I have better control with them). I think I will pick up another set very soon.

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