When you dance to Latin music, you move to the music of the guiro! The güiro provides a rhythmic foundation for many Latin American music genres. Tracing its origins to the pre-Columbian indigenous people of the Caribbean, the güiro was later adopted by various other cultures. The player holds the instrument firmly by the holes in the back and rubs a stick over the grooves to produce the sound.
Our fish-shaped güiro is made of bamboo from Bolivia. It measures approx. 10 x 1.25 inches and includes a scraper.