Honestly Made Hollow gourd guiro and scraper

Code: PP2075 £10.80 RRP £13 £9 ex. VAT
9 in stock
  • Crafted in Peru using traditional materials and methods
  • Projects a full and powerful tone due to the resonant chamber of the gourd
  • Fabulous hand painted decorations
  • Two tone holes for better projection
  • Supplied with scraper
  • Responsibly sourced
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Introducing the Percussion Honestly Made Hollow gourd guiro and scraper

Fashioned from a hollowed-out gourd, this large guiro creates a rich and powerful tone when scraped along its ridges. The large interior of the gourd acts as a resonating chamber, allowing the sound to project much further than a stand guiro scraper.

To play, use the turned wooden stick provided to scrape along the ridges on top of the gourd. Speed up and slow down your movements to vary tone your tone and intensity of sound.

This guiro and shaker is sourced using Fair trade principles. See below for more information about the Honestly Made range of musical instruments from Percussion Plus.

These items are musical instruments not toys and there may be small parts on or in some of them. Younger players should use them under supervision.

Traditional design

The gourd has been hand decorated with highly detailed and intricate traditional designs, making every instrument entirely unique. Two holes have been cut from the underside of the gourd to help the scraper tone project further.

Made from natural materials

The gourd is a large fleshy fruit, grown naturally in Peru and has many domestic and musical uses for thousands of years. This guiro is made by drying and hollowing out the gourd adding ridges then finishing with decorations and cutting two tone holes.


Percussion Plus Honestly Made products are manufactured in independent family workshops that are too small to join Fair Trade groups or are located in countries that do not have such organisations. These suppliers and their subsidiaries all follow Fair trade principles which include:

  • Agreeing a fair price Use of recycled materials
  • Paying significant amounts upfront
  • Being loyal and reasonable in all dealings
  • Prioritising smaller suppliers over large factories
  • Manufacturing methods that do not damage the environment