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Shooting Star Rosewood Bones

Shooting Star Rosewood Bones
Hand-made, easily played...since 1983.

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  • 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: 1-1/8".
  • Your item may vary from photos.
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Product Code: 117-26


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Description Technical Specs The Inside Story...
Rosewood is a rare exotic heavy dense wood that delivers a high sharp tone.

It varies in color from shades of brown to red or chocolate to violet, and is irregularly streaked with black. The grain is typically straight, but occasionally wavy. Its texture is medium to rather coarse and the wood has large pores that are quite irregular in size and position. The surface is slightly oily or waxy in appearance, somewhat gritty to the touch, and very resistant to decay and insect attack.

When cut, rosewood releases a fragrant aroma similar to roses. The fragrance has also been reported when the wood is burned (but you are wise not to mention this aspect to your detractors). Rosewood has a distinctive taste, I am told - and I will just take their word for it.

None of the charts I found rated rosewood with a specific gravity greater than 1.0. This surprised me as rosewood is a very hard and dense wood. So I tossed a pair of Shooting Star Rosewood bones into a tub of water to see what happens. As I expected, they sank. So regardless of what the rating below says, the specific gravity of this truly hard dense wood is more than 1.0.

Figures are approximate (but pretty darn close)--
Width: 7/8" to 1-3/8" depending on stock
Specific Gravity: .96

Density: 60 pcf
Hardness: 2720 Janka
  • Domestic and Exotic Hardwoods: Largest selection on the Web.
  • Durable Wood: Guaranteed not to crack or your money back.
  • Proven Design: Hand-made and easily played since 1983.
  • Includes 8-Page Illustrated Instruction Booklet: Explains hold, tap, triplet, troubleshooting, excercises and etiquette.
  • Wholesome Finish: Non-toxic nut-based oil.

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