Roosebeck Pretuned Red Cedar Bodhran Cross-Bar 18-By-3.5-Inch
18"x 3.5" bodhran. Primary rhythmic accompaniment for Celtic and Irish music. Contains a fixed goatskin head with Roosebeck logo and a beautiful red cedar frame with a decorative black band. It also has a fixed crossbar in back to help support player's hand and wrist when applying pressure to head from inside of frame. Includes Tipper
These Red Cedar bodhrans are significantly lighter weight than Sheesham models, allowing hours of fun filled playing.
Our Bodhrans are made in Pakistan; where the native Red Cedar is sustainably cultivated.
The solid wood shells are wonderfully attractive with a very fine, even texture and straight grain. The heartwood is a beautiful reddish to violet-brown color and may be accented by pale yellow streaks of sapwood
Here's a bit of "Trivia"... The botanical name for Red Cedar, Cedrus deodara, derives from the Sanskrit term devadaaru, which means "wood of the gods" and several Hindu legends refer to forests of the devadaaru. So, purchase one of these Red Cedar Bodhrans, add a bit of the "wood of the gods" to your next musical evening.
The enclosed product insert will give you the basics to get started. Includes a tipper and a tuning wrench.
Product codes ending in "-1(S)" or "-2(S)" are blemished. These products are new and unused with superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks.
"-1(S)" product has minor blemishes and "-2(S)" product has moderate blemishes and/or minor repairs. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument.
Product codes ending in "-3(S)" and "-4(S)" are also new and unused, but came to manufacturer needing repairs. If it's a "-3(S)," the product has been repaired, but if it's a "-4(S)," it will still require significant repairs when received by the customer.
Product codes ending in "PROP" are unable to be played and are for display purposes only.
SPECIAL NOTE ON STRINGS:
There is no warranty on strings. Manufacturers recommend that you change the strings on your instrument as soon as you receive it. Your instrument has completed a long journey before it ever begins the final leg to your home. During this time the elements affect the strings and may shorten their lifespan. It occasionally happens that a string will fail during that final leg of the journey. Therefore, it is recommended that you purchase a replacement set of strings and consider changing your strings soon after it arrives. If you are a student you may want to change your strings every 3-4 months. If you are a rock star you may need to change your strings every week. If you store your instrument, you should consider changing the strings when you pick it up again.
For safety during shipping, the manufacturer don't tune the instruments before sending them to customers.