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Whamdiddle Minstrel-style Bird's-eye Maple Bones, highly figured

Minstrel-style Bird's-eye Maple Bones
Historically Accurate Reproduction Minstrel-style Bones.

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  • Historically accurate minstrel-style bones.
  • Design reproduced from vintage instruments.
  • Ideal for living history minstrel band performers.
  • Perfect for Civil War reenactors jamming around the camp fire.
  • Superb design delivers remarkable range of tones.
  • Fits comfortably in all hands, large or small.
  • Made by master luthier.
  • Handcrafted Product: No two are exactly alike.
  • Thickness and length of each bone might differ slightly.
  • Your item may vary from photos.
  • Budget priced.
Only $29.97 pair

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Product Code: 110-3202-M-HF

Description Technical Specs The Inside Story...
Bird's-eye Maple is an exotic domestic hardwood 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.

Hard maple has a very fine and even texture. Bird's-eye Maple is wood with distinctive figuring that resembles tiny bird eyes.

What exactly is bird's-eye figuring? Wikipedia describes it like this:
"Bird's-eye is a type of figure that occurs within several kinds of wood, most notably in hard maple. It has a distinctive pattern that resembles tiny, swirling eyes disrupting the smooth lines of grain. It is somewhat reminiscent of a burl, but it is quite different: the small knots that make the burl are missing. It is not known what causes the phenomenon...In most characteristics, wood with bird's-eye figure is no different from the rest of the wood from the same tree. Depending on the frequency of the bird's-eye swirls, each ⅛" to ⅜" wide (0.31 cm), the wood may be extremely valuable."

Many players, including myself, prefer hard maple because of its comfortable grip and heft, and for the nice warm tone it generates. Bird's-eye Maple is the same thing as hard maple - with a little more style and pizzazz!

Figures below are approximate (but pretty darn close)

Whamdiddle Collection
  • Historically Accurate Minstrel-style Bones: Perfect for Civil War reenactors.
  • Authentic Reproduction Instruments: Ideal for living history minstrel bands.
  • Solid Exotic Highly Figured Bird's-eye Maple Hardwood: Excellent for musical bones.
  • Handcrafted by Master Luthier: Quality heirloom product.
  • Produces Remarkable Dynamic Range: Lets you add more musical color to a tune.
  • Quarter-sawn Lumber: Creates stable tone, won't warp or crack.
  • Relatively Thin: Fits comfortable in all hands, large or small.
  • Hand Rubbed Finish: Non-slip easy grip.

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