LP Guiro with Scrapers

LP Guiro with Scrapers

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Description (Brief)

This guiro was made by Latin Percussion Inc. in Garfield, New Jersey, in 1999. It is a Super Guiro model, made of brown plastic, with rubber-lined holes, and a plastic scraper.

As indicated in an LP brochure from the period, “The LP Super Guiro was designed to eliminate the durability issues inherent with the natural version of this instrument. It is precision-molded from high-strength plastic and is designed to have the shape, feel, and sound quality of the natural gourd version. Special attention has been paid to the location of the rubber-lined finger holes to provide maximum comfort and control. It comes with two scrapers, a plastic model for bright loud sound and a wood model for warm dry sound.

Currently not on view
Object Name
Date made
Latin Percussion
place made
United States: New Jersey, Garfield
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
guiro: 14 in x 5 1/8 in; 35.56 cm x 13.0175 cm
stick: 8 15/16 in x 3/8 in; 22.70125 cm x.9525 cm
ID Number
nonaccession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Transfer from Smithsonian Institution Center for Latino Initiatives (through: Dr.Refugio l. Rochin,Director)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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