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Wayland Harman Design Reeded MouthBows 

Single String         /        Double String

The subtle harmonics of a string are beautiful but very quiet.
Wayland has designed several bows which
increase the harmonic output significantly.
Wayland's Bow functions as tunable trump with bright, strong, harmonics. 

 

Reeded Mouthbows

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Printable MM
Order Form and
Instrument Information
Sheet (.pdf)

 

 Dan Gossi, Mouth Music partner, and the builder of these mouthbows, passed away on September 9, 2015.
Wayland will return to building the 'bows. Please use the MM feedback form if you have questions. - Mark (mouthmusic.com)



"The bow is in perfect condition and it is GORGEOUS!!! It's probably the best one that I've ever personally played on. It sounds amazing. Really clear and resonant. There's a really sweet spot right in the middle of the mouthpiece where the overtones just shoot out."D. Morgan - Vancouver

Before you buy a Reeded mouthbow - listen to these clips

Listen Listen to the MouthBow
(mp3 - The OddTones - Celtic D Drone)
Listen Listen to the MouthBow
(mp3 - The OddTones - Jazzy Jam)
Listen Listen to the MouthBow
(mp3 - Wayland Harman
Wandering MouthBow)
Listen Listen to the MouthBow
(mp3 - Wayland Harman & Mark Poss
Kubing Bow Bop)

Reeded MouthBow on Youtube links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTG4X_icgTg
Wayland Harman on the Reeded Mouthbow tuned to "D". This single string mouthbow
has a super resonant area (the reed), focusing the strings sound into the
players mouth. A shoulder mounted microphone captures the sound from within the
mouth adding to the clarity of the harmonics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_58CCiWAJs
mouthbow song: Better Take Care of Me (by Samm Bennett)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31BdFjOtwHI
Samm Bennett plays the mouthbow

Samm by argeement


Wayland Harman Design
 MouthBows

Reeded MouthBows

Single String

US$ 200.00 ea. New Builds in progress but it may be awhile. Please inquire.
with heavy duty shipping tube.
Domestic USA shipping included

  The current mouthbows are constructed of Tennessee Cedar with maple components, but various other woods including cedar, black willow, kakoui nut, or other woods may be used.  The bow is approx. 34�? long and features a high quality guitar-type tuner and string.  The overtones are strong and clear, as compared to other mouthbows which are inherently quiet instruments.  This is largely due to Wayland's unique reed design that transfers more of the string's energy to the player's mouth.   Includes striking stick and instructions for play and maintenance.


Reeded MouthBow - Black Willow

Double String

US$ 230.00 ea. New Builds in progress but it may be awhile. Please inquire.
with heavy duty shipping tube.
Domestic USA shipping included

The 2-string mouthbow retains all of the quality features of the single-string mouthbow and is currently being made of black willow  with maple components, but cedar or other woods maybe used.  Adding an additional string, provides the ability to tune both strings to the same pitch for extra volume.  They can also be tuned a third, fifth, or octave apart for richer harmonics and overtones. The additional string also provides the player greater creativity and versatility.

International shipping by agreement
Contact us for more information.

Download the Reeded MouthBow Instruction and Maintenance Document (.doc format)
Download the Reeded MouthBow Instruction and Maintenance PDF (.pdf format)


Reed & Spring

The string passes though the instrument body allowing one to strike on the front of the string while placing one's mouth on the back. The oval center of the reed is thinned to be super-resonant; So thin that light can be seen through the wood.

The tip of the bow's frame is thinned to act as a spring which supports the reed, while allowing it to vibrate. A Side view of the reed shows how the string is placed directly between the supporting points at the reed's base, thus keeping the string tension pulling straight through the reed.

Reeded MouthBow - Reed  

Two String model shown

 

The "sweet spot"
(the Embrochure)
 for playing


Two Tuner

High Quality
Enclosed
Guitar-type

Tuned just like any Guitar for whatever
pitch you desire - You may try the second string at at the same octave or a third, or a fifth - but whatever suits your music.

Older model shown

2 String MouthBow Tuners

MouthBows in Progress

Reeded MouthBow Blanks Reeded MouthBow Reed Blanks
Reeded MouthBow Spring-end Closeup These pictures show various stages
in the manufacture of the MouthBows

10 Mouthbows - 10 Years of Experimentation

10 years of mouthbow experimentation

   A wide array of designs incorporating a reed with the string. The first bow (leftmost), built in 1993 was NOT an improvement as compared to the basic stick on string which Wayland first heard at the NAJHF. Subsequent designs also failed to satisfy Wayland's hope for LOUD harmonics... that is until the current reed design was perfected. 

  Some of the pictured bows use a Clackamore hammer to strike the string, most notably the second from the right, which also has the string inside the main body. This design may become available as a future product. The mouthbow on the far right is the current production model.

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Listen to Wayland at the 2000
North American Jew's Harp Festival

[48kHz MP3 339kb]



Trumps
(Jews Harps)

MouthBows Clackamore Humanatone Recordings Publications Piano Key
Table
The Oddtones
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