Guiro - Percussion

Guiro - Percussion


The Guiro is a Latin-American percussion instrument which first appeared several hundred years ago.

It is played by dragging the pua (playing stick) along the fluted shell which creates the familiar ratchet-like sound. The guiro are played similar to the maracas and are usually accompanied by a singer.

The hollow shell is filled with tiny beads which produces an additional sandy sound.


Approximate Dimensions (L x W x H):

Small : 17cm x 5cm x 5cm
Large : 27cm x 8cm x 8cm

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