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Maple is a popular domestic wood that delivers a magnificent medium soft low tone.

The wood is a uniformly pale reddish brown to light tan. It has a fine uniform texture and is very strong and hard with close grain. Because of its strength and stiffness, it ranks as one of the more valuable hardwoods.

The wood has a very fine and even texture, and the grain is typically straight, but it can also be curly or wavy. The wood is described as close-grained and subdued, sometimes with decorative figuring including, bird's eye, maple burl, blistered, leaf, and fiddleback.

Many players prefer maple because of its comfortable grip and heft, and for the nice warm tone it generates.

Sadie Hawkins Day CD release party for Oh Me, Oh My! with Scott Miller rattling Shooting Star Maple Bones on "Cripple Creek."

Figures below are approximate (but pretty darn close)
Tonality

Get the Exact Width You Want
No other store offers Shooting Star bones by exact width. Width varies from batch to batch. But if you are looking to match an old pair of bones, or if you simply want to know what width you are getting, then you have come to the right place.

Narrow (7/8", 1")
Narrow Shooting Star bones deliver a remarkable tonal range for their size. These bones are perfect for kids, people with small hands, and anyone who enjoys the traditional American (aka minstrel one-finger) style of playing.

Wide (1-1/8", 1-3/16", 1-1/4", 1-5/16", 1-3/8")
Wide Shooting Star bones are favored by many experienced players. If you prefer the two-finger (aka Irish or European) style of playing, then you will love these wide classic bones because they enable you to produce a remarkable tonal range. Not sure which size to get? We think 1-3/16" to 1-1/4" is ideal.


shooting star pamphlet
  • Includes FREE illustrated 8-page instruction booklet.
  • Handcrafted Product: No two are exactly alike.
  • Thickness and length of each bone might differ slightly.
  • Width pictured above: 1-5/16"
  • Your item may vary from photos.
Trying to match a set? Welcome to the only store on the planet where you can get Shooting Star bones by exact width.

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Shooting Star Maple Bones, Narrow (25mm): 1" Shooting Star Maple Bones, Narrow (25mm): 1"

Hand-made, easily played...since 1983.

Only $19.99 pair
1 in stock!
Shooting Star Maple Bones, Wide (29mm): 1-1/8" Shooting Star Maple Bones, Wide (29mm): 1-1/8"

Hand-made, easily played...since 1983.

Only $19.99 pair
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Shooting Star Maple Bones, Wide (30mm): 1-3/16" Shooting Star Maple Bones, Wide (30mm): 1-3/16"

Hand-made, easily played...since 1983.

Only $19.99 pair
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Shooting Star Maple Bones, Wide (32mm): 1-1/4" Shooting Star Maple Bones, Wide (32mm): 1-1/4"

Hand-made, easily played...since 1983.

Only $19.99 pair
1 in stock!
Shooting Star Maple Bones, Wide (33mm): 1-5/16" Shooting Star Maple Bones, Wide (33mm): 1-5/16"

Hand-made, easily played...since 1983.

Only $19.99 pair
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