16" Tunable Bodhrán with Carrier Bag
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Paraic McNeela has been making professional Irish bodhráns for nearly 40 years, it's not a hobby for him, it's a passion. If you're looking to buy a bodhrán you've came to the right place! Paraic has developed this beautiful 16" Tuneable Bodhrán, to produce a rich, deep tone.
Key Features of the 16" Tuneable Bodhrán:
- Produces a deep, rich yet soft tone.
- Has a t-bar and arm cut-out for even more playing comfort.
- Features McNeela's 6-point trademark tuning system with Allen key (included).
- Premium goat skin, sustainably sourced.
- 4.5" Rim depth.
- Taped around the edges for a extended harmonic range.
- Comes with a free hardwood bulbous beater and lightweight gig bag.
- *Plus BONUS LESSONS*
As an extra special bonus for a limited time only when you buy a tuneable bodhrán from us you will receive a thoroughly entertaining and informative online 30 minute step-by-step introduction to the basics of bodhrán playing by the bodhrán maker himself, Paraic McNeela.
You’ll learn the up-beat, down-beat and the roll as well as jig-timing and reel-timing along with extra features such as how to get the most from your goatskin and an extensive introduction to the many beaters and tippers available; invaluable for any beginner player.
These lessons are exclusive to McNeela Instruments and will have you accompanying traditional Irish music sets with gusto in no time!
This isn't your average 16" tuneable bodhrán, it produces a rich, deep tone and is non-intrusive when playing in sessions and really helps bring any session together. This bodhran is perfect for a professional or beginner bodhran player as it caters to every need.
It has a handcrafted four and a half inch rim. The rim has an added layer of wood which provides extra strength, especially while tuning. As it has a t-bar and a cut-out, it's more comfortable to play than others. The t-bar is also removable if preferred.
This bodhrán features McNeela's trademark tuning system, this system allows the bodhrán reach its full potential and helps produce an unbeatable tone control and flexible volume, making it the perfect bodhrán to play in any and every situation.
With its beautifully finished signature black frame and carefully treated goat skin, this is a bodhrán made for life. It also comes taped around the edges as standard for a deeper, richer tone.
Comes with a free hardwood bulbous beater and gig bag plus online lessons with Paraic!
The skin is the most important part of the bodhrán. That's why we only use the best goat skins. Our skins are sustainably sourced from healthy animals, carefully selected and examined for quality. They produce great depth of sound and are easy to tune. We've done many blind tests and the results are staggering. Even non-bodhrán players can tell the difference between a good quality skin and a poor one - it's that obvious. Our skins are naturally hand-cured in lime, which gives that all-important bass tone, then 'pickled' to close up the pores and finally stretched and left to sun dry, achieving a lovely clean 'bleached' finish.
“Whatever way Paraic cures them and treats them, I can get everything I want out of them. There’s a lovely sound to the [McNeela goatskin].” Jim Woods
For a great bodhrán text and CD tutorial, check out Steáfán Hannigan’s tremendous Bodhrán Basics
- 14 day money back guarantee from the day you receive the bodhrán.
- 1 year guarantee (this is very important when considering what bodhrán to buy).
- If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday), it is shipped the same business day.
- 100% refundable including shipping (For any reason, just return it up to 14 days from when you receive the bodhrán).
ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES:
All orders placed before 12pm are shipped the same day.
IRELAND (Next Day)
UK (5 - 7 days)
EUROPE (7 days)
USA and CANADA (7 - 10 days)
REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)