Percussion instrument with centuries of antiquity that with the passage of time has become typical of Spanish folklore. They are usually made of hard woods, although recently new materials have emerged, but they don’t achieve the characteristic sound of wooden castanets. To play them, the string is placed around the thumb and they are struck with the rest of the fingers. The size depends on the size of the hand, usually women use the 6 and men the 8.

The best material for the construction of castanets is the wood, better the harder it is. They can be made of boxwood, walnut, Indian rosewood; but blackwood and ebony wood are for sure the best options for the manufacture of castanets.

In Maderas Barber we offer you these options and many others to satisfy the demand of our clients.   

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