Hand crafted musical instruments
With the Callendar fifes. Which wood option is the closest to what would have been used during the Revolutionary War and War of 1812?
Hello Heather. Any domestic wood and Euro-Box. Callendar advertised that he had Maple wood and particularly “Ambrosia Maple”, and I’ve both Ambrosia and Eastern Maple wood available specifically for this purpose. I’ve seen one that appeared to be boxwood but it was behind glass and I could not have access to it. See Steve Dillon’s page for examples: scroll down to Callendar fifes on the left and select which ever one you wish to see. Pitch doesn’t matter in regards to wood. https://www.fifemuseum.com/fife-museum-home.html
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