22″ Beech Musical Saw Kit in Presentation Box by Parkstone, Manufactured in Sheffield, England
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 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 saws. Around 4″ of the teeth off from the bottom end of the saw is taken off to ensure these do not catch on your clothes whilst playing.
The Musical Saws have been developed with the assistance of Charles Hindmarsh, The Yorkshire Musical Saw Player and have even got a guide that is available with these saws to help you get started. The range is intended to cater for beginners and more advanced players with a range of budgets and catered for.
The 22″ saw is more of a soprano saw – and the size makes it somewhat easier for children to use
The 26″ is a mid range sounding saw
The 30″ is a bass saw and is capable of 2 and a half octaves
The length of the saw changes the depth of the sound
These saws can be played using any bow.
The Parkstone Musical Saw Kit – Available in Beech and Walnut Handled kit and include the Bow, Rosin and Cheat complete in a beautifully finished, gold foil blocked presentation box. The Box can also then be used as storage for the saw too.
Box fits either the 22″, 26″ and 30″ beech handled saw. 26″ and 30″ are most popular sizes as they are deemed to be a good all round sound and more flexible so in some ways a little easier to play.