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Oak is a somewhat heavy dense domestic wood that delivers a medium low tone.

The wood is pinkish to light reddish brown or light brown. The wood may also show a pronounced tan color. The grain is usually straight and open.

Quartersawn boards often have a flake pattern which is sometimes referred to as tiger rays or butterflies. Grain and color variation is usually pronounced and dependent upon the origin of the wood and growing season.

A select few Shooting Star Oak bones might have served a higher purpose in a former life. Crafted from spiffy distressed wood, these come festooned with funky little boreholes - all yours at no extra charge.

Excellent Choice for Novice Players
Says Mardeen Gordon who makes Shooting Star Bones: "In the 30 years that I have been teaching newbies, with all of the 25 different kinds of woods that I make Shooting Star Bones from, the one wood that never fails for a newbie is (drumroll here)...oak!"

Figures below are approximate (but pretty darn close)
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.