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Rosewood Performance 16'' Deep Rim Tuneable Bodhran

2,400.00 Grams
Calculated at checkout

Product Description



 The McNeela Rosewood Performance 16" Hand-Tuneable Deep-Rim Bodhrán

Paraic McNeela has been making Irish Bodhráns since 1979; it's not a hobby for him, it's a passion. He developed this beautiful Rosewood Deep Rim 16" Tuneable Bodhrán in 2008, and to his delight it was an instant hit with the professional bodhrán playing community and brought something of a wow factor to the session, hup! And good news for all fans of this bodhrán, it has now been updated to feature hand-tuners - no more messing around with Allen keys. You can adjust the tension of your skin with total ease, speed and minimum distraction.

The McNeela Rosewood Hand-Tuneable Bodhrán has been crafted and designed to produce a deep tone. We believe it represents the pinnacle of modern bodhrán making. So if you're looking to buy a bodhrán we have you covered!

Key Features of the McNeela Rosewood 16" Hand-Tuneable Deep-Rim Bodhrán:

  • Crafted using high quality Rosewood for a gorgeous resonance.
  • Designed to be easy for the player to hold and control.
  • This is ataped bodhrán which helps to produce that beautiful signature McNeela bass tone.
  • Has a removable cross-bar and arm cut-out for even more playing comfort.
  • Specially selected, best quality goatskin cured and treated to enable a rich timbre
  • 8-point Hand-Tuning System
  • Sensational good looks
  • Rim Depth of approx. 5" and thickness of 0.3" (8 mm)
  • Comes with a handy carrier bag with pocket for beaters
  • *Plus for a limited time only 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 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! 

Over to Paraic: "A lot of people may overlook the bodhrán making process and think it's unimportant, however the way a bodhrán is crafted is extremely important. Time and time again, I get calls from people telling me how they have just bought a cheap bodhrán, and after just a few hours of playing they realise that the sound quality is poor and no amount of playing or practising will make it sound good - this is the last thing any musician wants."

When a bodhrán is being crafted, there are 23 different decisions a bodhrán maker must make and believe us, none should be taken lightly. We know when making bodhráns and all other musical instruments, it's the finer details that count. That's why we design, test and craft using the finest materials - when making bodhráns every little thing counts and the end result should evoke that wonderful beat we all know and love.

Why we use rosewood: 

Rosewood is a remarkably beautiful hardwood and is quite dense. The more dense the wood the better the resonance. Rosewood is hard enough to allow for a strong earthy resonance, it’s also very good looking and cost effective at the same time.

If you’re starting out with the bodhrán we also recommend this great text tutor by esteemed bodhrán player, Peter Houlahan The Irish Drum - An Bodhrán

Good to know:

  • 14 day money back trial from the day you receive the Rosewood Deep Rim 16" Tuneable Bodhrán.
  • 1 year guarantee (this is very important when considering which bodhrán to buy).
  • Has a removable T-bar and arm cut-out for even more playing comfort.
  • 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 bodhran). 


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)

If you have any questions or you're not sure which bodhrán is for you, Paraic McNeela would be delighted to help. You can contact him here: Contact Paraic

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