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Walnut is a fine domestic wood that delivers a warm spunky low tone.

My first pair of wooden bones were walnut. Walnut is relatively light in weight and density, yet heavy enough to provide the kinetic force you needed to make them click with ease. The wood is pleasing to the touch and the mellow sound is perfect under many situations. An excellent choice for both new and experienced players.

Walnut wood is warm and inviting. The color varies from light grayish brown to deep chocolate brown to an almost black purplish brown. The grain is slightly open and usually straight, but can also be wavy or irregular. The texture is somewhat coarse but uniform. The surface is generally dull, but it may develop a lustrous patina after years of use.

Walnut is a favorite among fine woodworkers not only because the wood looks great and is easy to work, but for the pleasingly distinctive aroma of the fresh cut wood.

Figures below are approximate (but pretty darn close)
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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: 1-1/14"
  • 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 Walnut Bones, Narrow (25mm): 1" Shooting Star Walnut Bones, Narrow (25mm): 1"

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

Only $20.99 pair
4 in stock!
Shooting Star Walnut Bones, Wide (30mm): 1-3/16" Shooting Star Walnut Bones, Wide (30mm): 1-3/16"

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

Only $20.99 pair
(Out of Stock)
Shooting Star Walnut Bones, Wide (32mm): 1-1/4" Shooting Star Walnut Bones, Wide (32mm): 1-1/4"

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

Only $20.99 pair
2 in stock!
Shooting Star Walnut Bones, Wide (33mm): 1-5/16" Shooting Star Walnut Bones, Wide (33mm): 1-5/16"

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

Only $20.99 pair
(Out of Stock)
   
 
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