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Blackwood Clave. Handmade. Range # 1. Models A and B.

This range of handmade clave, or tapping sticks from the idiophone family of percussion instruments, is handmade from Australian Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon). The 'A' Models are of plain design whilst the 'B' models have the added function of a 'washboard' for a secondary sound effect.

The 'A' Model and the raw Blackwood stock material.

Raw Blackwood Stock

Note the darker heartwood that produces a higher and more intense sound.

The 'B' Model range

The 'B' model range closeup and raw stock

Shot showing size and proportion of the 'B' model.

The 'B' model with the addition of handle channels