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.
From the UKs only manufacturer of musical saws and other high quality traditional saws.
The Musical Saw is truly an amazing instrument, creating very interesting and beautiful sounds that sound great as a solo instrument or as part of an ensemble. These make excellent gift items for the musically minded or for anyone willing to try something a little different!
The Roberts & Lee Parkstone Melody Saw comes in various sizes and with two different handle types to cater for different budgets. They have been developed in conjunction with the help of Charles Hindmarsh, aka The Yorkshire Saw Player.