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Percy Danforth Virgin Maple Bones

Percy Danforth Virgin Maple Bones
Percy Danforth Virgin Maple Bones


 
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percy danforth booklet Includes FREE twelve-page booklet, "Danforth Bones: The First 30 Years" featuring Percy's original "Playing the Bones" instructions.
  • Handcrafted Product: No two are exactly alike.
  • Thickness and length of each bone might differ slightly.
  • Your item may vary from photos.
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What the heck are virgin maple bones?

The wood for these bones comes from "virgin" maple trees. Also known as "old growth" wood, these venerable maple trees grew for hundreds of years in a forest that had never been logged before.

These particular bones are fashioned from maple trees that were harvested from virgin Wisconsin forests standing long before the Declaration of Independence was signed. The logs were recently discovered at the bottom of Lake Superior. They sunk over 100 years ago when the tree trunks were lashed together in huge rafts towed down to Chicago.

The frigid waters preserved the ancient wood in impeccable condition. The wood is very close grained. "This is real wood," says Ray Schairer who has crafted Danforth bones since 1976. "You don't often see wood like this anymore," he notes. The sound is different too, sharper and crisper than bones made from the same conventional woods.
Features
  • Handcrafted Virgin Maple
  • Minstrel Style Design: Still popular after 150 years.
  • Traditional Minstrel Style Design
  • Protective Minwax Finish
  • Durable Hardwood

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