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Whamdiddle Ebony Claves

Whamdiddle Ebony Claves
Handcrafted from Ebony hardwood by a master luthier with a graduate degree in Physics.

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  • Handcrafted from solid ebony.
  • Convenient compact size.
  • Budget priced.
  • Handcrafted Product: No two are exactly alike.
Only $23.97 pair

Quantity in Stock:1
Product Code: 110-9001-38

Description Technical Specs The Inside Story...
Solid Ebony claves produce strong clear tone.

Handcrafted from Ebony Dowels
Rick Fogel recently acquired a good supply of ebony dowels. He beveled the edges, smoothed them up real nice and turned them into budget priced musical claves.

What are Claves?
Claves are round wooden sticks. The sound they produce is a lot like wooden blocks. Originating on the shipping docks of Havana in 16th century Cuba, claves are an essential instrument in Afro-Cuban and Latin-American music.

"They are the only instrument which can be adjusted with every type of Cuban melody...Being able to play the claves well is considered a true art as they are the base of all danceable rhythms."

Translated by Maureen Turner from Historia de la Música Cubana by Elena Perez Sajurjo

Solid Ebony
Ebony is one of the world's hardest woods. It is a dense resonant material that holds a reputation among woodcrafters as a saw buster. The best quality claves are traditionally made from rosewood, grenadillo and ebony. You can find contemporary claves made from fiberglass, plastic and various hardwoods.

Claves typically range from 3/4" to 1-1/4" in diameter and 5" to 10" in length. These Whamdiddle Ebony Claves measure 6-1/2" in length by around 7/8" in diameter.

Why Choose these Claves?
If you are looking to pack good quality compact ebony claves with less weight than full-size versions, then you will want this handy size. The claves feature beveled edges and a comfortable grip. They are somewhat narrower and shorter than average and will fit in any bones bag.
  • Solid Ebony Hardwood: Traditional clave wood.
  • Practical Design: Handcrafted by a master luthier.
  • Handcrafted from Ebony Dowel: No-nonsense budget priced instrument.
  • Hand Rubbed Finish: Non-slip easy grip.

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