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In the beginning, “bones” were made from the ribs of animals and produced a characteristically hollow sound. Today it is more economical to make bones from wood. Each wood has a distinct sound, with the harder woods sounding more like bone with a sharper, less mellow sound. Cherry and walnut have the most mellow sound, while maple and hickory are louder and more bone-like.

DANFORTH HARDWOOD BONES
Comes with instruction sheet. Length: 7 1/2" Width: 1"
Note:
We only have ash and pine bones in stock.
The photo is from the “good old days”...

Ash: I/BONES A
Pair (2) $16.00

Pine: I/BONES P
Pair (2) $16.00

 


HOW TO PLAY THE BONES. Booklet and CD, written by Sue Ellen Barber and illustrated by Percy Danforth, “Mr. Bones” himself. Music by Bill Spence & Fennig’s All-Stars.
FHRBP 1000C $12.95


Catpaws

Our original handmade musical wooden spoons are carved from a solid block of genuine Appalachian hardwood and smoothly finished to fit comfortably in your hand. Deceptively simple in design. Played like the old-time "spoons" but with the subtler resonance of the "bones". Catpaws have gained worldwide acceptance, being heard everywhere from backyard jams to recording studios. Each instrument is packaged in an attractive display canister with complete playing instructions. No previous musical knowledge necessary.
CATPAWS $18.00