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Vintage Rosewood Minstrel Style Bones, matched set of 4 (2 pr)
Vintage Rosewood Minstrel Style Bones, matched set of 4 (2 pr)
Matched Set of 4 Vintage Rosewood Minstrel Style Bones.


 
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Only $299.99 set of 4 (2 pairs)

Here's what you get: Two pairs (4 individual bones, like in the photo). That's enough to rattle one pair of bones in each hand.

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Vintage Rosewood Minstrel Style Bones
Matched set of 4 bones (2 pairs) in excellent condition.

Nice old matched set acquired in April 2019 from a musical instrument collector living in Massachusetts.
"I've had these for so long I can't remember where I got them. I have been collecting vintage and antique guitars, banjos, violins, and mandolins for 47 years, so these were "probably" in the cases of old instruments that I acquired because these are not the types of things that I would normally buy. I do know that they were not found all together and that they came from several places at different times. I wish I could remember the specifics, but I simply can't remember the details."

Description

Dark aged rosewood. Two of the bones are heavy enough to sink in water. Very minor surface marks indicate this set served a long productive life. This set was associated with the three vintage minstrel style sets listed below.
How Old Are They?

The 1897 Sears catalog sold sets of seven-inch rosewood bones and these might be one of them. I always like to think my vintage ebony and rosewood bones date back earlier to the Civil War, even if it is just wishful thinking.
Features
  • Vintage Instruments: Rosewood hardwood.
  • Heavy Dense Rosewood: Two bones heavy enough to sink in water.
  • Produces sharp strong tone.
  • Minstrel Style Design: Still popular after 150 years.

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