The traditional güiro is a Latin American percussion instrument consisting of an open-ended, hollow gourd with parallel notches cut in one side. It is played by rubbing a stick along the notches to produce a ratchet-like sound.
This small güiro is made of pine, with deep parallel grooves and coloured closed ends. It also cleverly doubles up as a shaker. Striking the tonal grooves of the güiro creates many unique sounds.