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Honestly Made Wooden frog guiro with scraper

Code: PP623 £6.60 RRP £7.99 £5.50 ex. VAT
10+ in stock
  • Crafted in Vietnam using traditional materials and methods
  • Fun frog design with guiro spine
  • Supplied with ergonomic wooden scraper
  • Ideal for classrooms or as a gift
  • Responsibly sourced
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Introducing the Percussion Plus Honestly Made Wooden frog guiro with scraper

This guiro from Percussion Plus is a fun and unusual instrument supplied with tapered stick for easy scraping. Hand carved into the shape of a frog; it is played by simply running the scraper down the ridge of the frogs back to make it croak.

Made from acacia wood in Northern Thailand, every instrument is hand-carved, sanded, and stained by an independent maker. The result is a unique instrument made to a consistently high quality producing a rich sound.

These frog guiro and scrapers are 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.

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How are they made?

Firstly, the rough structure is carved out by hand before being carefully sanded down to form the final shape. It is then drilled and tested to ensure the satisfying ‘thock’ sound is produced when struck. After the frogs are sanded and drilled, they are dried in a large kiln. Once fully dried they are stained and painted by hand. All waste products are reused: the sawdust sent to a local mushroom farm and excess wood used to fire the kiln.

Croak like a frog

To play, scrape the stick along the frog’s ‘spine’ for a distinctive croak sound. Vary speed and pressure for different and interesting sounds. You can also strike the frog on the top of its head for a full bodied, percussive ‘thock’ sound, great for adding accents to your playing.

 

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