The Pear shape is similar to the basic teardrop, but is a little shorter and more round. This shape is designed to be held without the use of the ring finger and gives the conductor a wider range of motion in the fingertip gestures. An average Pear shape is 2 inches long and.9 inches at its widest diameter. Due to its smaller size, this handle works best with a light weight graphite or wood shaft, or with a fiberglass shaft 14 inches or shorter.
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If you are looking for something fun, consider this wood I like to call, “Casual Friday”. The striped pattern of this wood is achieved by gluing together thin layers of dyed birch veneers. This process creates a colorful, light weight wood that nicely compliments a light weight graphite or wood shaft.