Yes. Its a saw. You saw that right. A playable saw.

My great grandfather used to be a pretty good saw player, he even performed in the radio, and he left an ancient saw instrument in my family. It is a real existing instrument and there are even dedicated shops to buy them.
My dad learned to play the saw when he was a kid and we managed to dust of this beast and record some very basic samples with it.

The instrument is very difficult to play properly and the sound is just haunting not to mention how out-of tune it is.
I thought it would be awesome to record some haunting drones with it and well…here is the result. It is not perfect or your typical lead instrument, but definitely has its uses.

An instrument saw doesn’t have the spikes, its just a long metal blade. It is bowed with a regular violin bow, but you have to simultaneously bend the saw between your knees and vibrate it by shaking your legs.


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5.0 rating
May 1, 2021

Beautiful, haunting instrument sampled incredibly well. It doesn’t do a lot, but it’s *perfect* for what it does.

Reece McMillin


An ancient saw instrument passed down through the generations

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