Melody Bowl in Ash
Made from local Ash, this Melody Bowl has a very rich tone, deep timbre and good strength of volume. Ash gives the tone an intrinsic sense of reliability and confidence. This particular piece has more “body” to the sound than usual. The depth, richness and reassuring quality of this bowl is exceptional. Two full octaves gives an excellent choice of tunings with room to explore the modes without stopping to retune.
This is one of our “Cathedral Bowls.“ Not all trees develop tone-wood. Not all cuts produce the finest harmonies. Certain pieces of certain trees sing-out in ways that others can merely dream of. Occasionally a tree comes our way that offers a few pieces of truly outstanding harmonics. Patterns in the wood point our way, careful cuts lead us in. Final sorting reveals potential. Experienced making brings out the very best. This is one of those that offer such a huge, harmonic resonance that we call them Cathedral Bowls.
Made by Ramon Floride in our Devon studio.