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Bridging Bowl in Yew – 22 string


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Number 660

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This Yew wood Bridging Bowl is a new biggest-ever. Two years ago we made a 22string Bridging Bowl in Sycamore. Yew rarely grows this big. Thanks to our Shropshire friend Richie we were able to find one that had grown tall, broad and strong, until wind felled it in 2015.

We have now added music to this incredible Yew tree’s experience, transforming her wood into something through which she, herself, can sing. Your hands can release her voice.

Yew is a truly remarkable being. (S)He stands beyond the gateway between worlds: Surviving for unknown millennia, capable of regeneration after decades of appearing dead, neither conifer nor broadleaf she bridges living human souls with the voice of the ancestors.

With three full octaves from C2 to c5 the musical range is extensive. At 64Hz the bottom note is profoundly deep and can be felt in the chest. For those who use sound as a healing power, these lower strings will tune down and the mythically powerful 40Hz can be produced as a sustainable note on the two longest strings.

This is a massive instrument with prodigious healing potential. As a full time woodsculptor and instrument builder, I have never seen such a piece of Yew before. This is an unrepeatable chance to acquire a truly unique instrument.

There is a beautifully strong, hand built, wheeled, case as part of this Once-In-a-Lifetime bargain.

There is one more piece of this tree in this size. After that, there may never be another in our lifetimes. Email me if this is calling you.

For some idea of the sound, please check out this video of one we did in Sycamore.


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