Sylvan Temple Drums — Canadian Freestyle Handmade Drums

 

Bodhran

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16"x 6" Bodhran with steam-bent shell
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16"x 6" Steam-bent Bodhran with cross-bars
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16" x 5" steam-bent Bodhran with cross-bars
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14" x 7 1/2" Extra deep Carved Maple Bodhran

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Sylvan Temple makes deep-shell and standard depth Bodhrans, and offers two construction methods: steam-bent shells and lathe-carved, one-piece shells. Steam-bent shells are more robust and resistant to climatic changes, while solid lathe-carved shells present a freer form, to work with weight and shape, and have more connection to the tree they came from. A cam tuning system, adjusted with the hands, is standard, though several other tuning systems can be used upon request. You can choose between several skin types, including local goat and deer skins. A softening process and/or taping is usually applied to the skins.
$300 to $400 depending on the wood used, the size of the drum, and the features desired.
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Flame Maple Bodhran
Carved Maple Bodhran 14" x 6 1/2"