The Parkstone Melody Saw is available in 3 sizes, 22", 26" and 30" and is made from fully ground carbon steel 80. This specially made singing saw uses incredibly flexible steel and allows the saw to be played with a bow when placed between the knees. The saw does have teeth but these are NOT sharpened or set as with normal woodcutting saws. We also take around 4" of the teeth off from the bottom end of the saw to ensure these do not catch on your clothes whilst playing.
We have developed our range of Musical Saws with the assistance of Charles Hindmarsh, The Yorkshire Musical Saw Player (www.playthesaw.co.uk). Our range is intended to cater for beginners and more advanced players with a range of budgets and catered for.
* 22" saw is more of a soprano saw and maybe somewhat easier for a child to play/beginner.
* 26" is a alto saw but does cover a good range from A (below middle C) to top C. **** TOP SELLER *****
* 30" is a bass saw and is capable of 2 and a half octaves - bottom F to top A
Please check our other website: www.musicalsaws.co.uk for the info on ranges (on the more info part of the site)
The length of the saw changes the depth of the sound.
These saws can be played using any bow, I have selected a range of standard violin bows. We also have a "cheat" available which is the wood attachment often used to help bend the blade. This makes playing much more comfortable as the thumb can tire after playing for a while. Please select this if needed.
This is a great gift item for any musically inclined person, or anyone who fancies trying something a little different!
Bow not included with saw but are available as a separate option.
All prices are shown exclusive of VAT