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Fair Trade Bamboo Guiro.

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller carhamptonemart2017 (2,687) 100%, Location: Carhampton, Ships to: GB, Item: 263069937089 Fair Trade Bamboo Guiro. Bamboo Guiro (GÜiro. Guira) Percussion Instrument. Bamboo Guiro 40cm: Handmade Bamboo Guiro, 40 cm long x 7 cm diameter (16" x 2¾"). Beautifully crafted flamed pattern and varnished with sound holes and hanging thongs plus scraper. Surprising loud! Not sure whether to describe it as an instrument or an ornament - Both Really! A talking point at dinner parties/barbies - The kids drive you made with them though - best hang em up out of their way! About Guiro: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The güiro (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡwiɾo]) 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 or tines along the notches to produce a ratchet sound. The güiro is commonly used in Puerto Rican, Cuban and other forms of Latin American music, and plays a key role in the typical rhythm section of important genres like son, trova and salsa. Playing the güiro usually requires both long and short sounds, made by scraping up and down in long or short strokes. The güiro, like the maracas, is often played by a singer. It is closely related to the Cuban guayo and the Dominican güira, which are made of metal. Other instruments similar to the güiro are the Colombian guacharaca, the Brazilian reco-reco, the quijada (cow jawbone) and the frottoir (washboard). Construction and design: The güiro, which was adapted from an instrument which might have originated in either South America or Africa, is a notched, hollowed-out gourd. The güiro is made by carving parallel circular stripes along the shorter section of the elongated gourd. Use in classical music. The güiro is used in classical music both to add Latin American flavor, and also purely for its instrumental qualities. Examples of compositions including a güiro are Uirapurú by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Latin-American Symphonette by Morton Gould and Le Sacre du printemps by Stravinsky. Why not take a look at our other auctions (and combine your Postage - we will refund overpayment) ?? -oooOOOooo- POSTAGE On Larger items we will dispatch by either My Hermes Couriers or Parcel Force, whichever gives the better price &/or service for that particular parcel/destination. Both will collect from our premises in the afternoon (weekdays) and both offer 2/3 working day delivery service (My Hermes 3-5 days). On smaller items we will use Royal Mail and will always dispatch within 1 working day of your order. We dispatch Monday to Friday around 15:00hrs, orders placed after 13.00hrs will be dispatched the next working day. We always obtain a "Certificate of Posting" receipt, which is as good as Insurance for the first £32 in value, for more valuable items we'll get a quote for Insurance. For any mixture of postage items please email for best quote. We don't aim to make a profit out of postage, just more or less break even. We will always post overseas if needed please use "Ask seller a question" - "Email the Seller" for a competitive quote. OUR POLICIES All our "New" items are new - not refurbished, repaired, rejuvenated, repatriated from the back of a lorry or reconstructed from the parts of several broken items !! So if I say it is 'New' it is because I bought it believing it to be new and haven't used it. Anything else is used, I don't touch things up to make them look new. Any Second hand items are always marked as such. I occasionally buy catalogue returns but will ALWAYS advise of such in the listing. Please remember, with us you always have full consumer rights. We will always replace damaged or faulty items. Check out our Feedback, more than 15% of our customers are returning customers!! RETURNS Returns will be accepted if returned within 14 days. Everything is sold in utmost good faith. if you are dissatisfied in any way please contact us before leaving negative feedback so that your dispute can be settled. If you really don't want the item you can send it back securely wrapped (at your expense) and we'll refund your money. We always respond to feedback as soon as we know item is delivered and you are happy. No need for negatives on either side, nothing is worth falling out over. OUR FAIR TRADE GOODS: The British Association for Fair Trade Shops: We buy our supplies from accreditted BAFTS specialist importers of decorative handicrafts, ethnic art & crafts, and furniture from around the world. Everything in their collection has been personally selected or commissioned directly from the artist or craftsman at source in the country of origin. They know all their producers individually, and make advance payments to enable them to purchase raw materials. Every effort is made to ensure that all carved items are made from sustainable cultivated timber, and that non-fade child-safe acrylics are used on painted products. Their direct trading policy currently provides well-paid regular employment for about 200 families in some of the poorer regions of the world. They make several major buying trips each year in search of new stock, and to maintain both the quality and continuity of their current range…the most recent being to Indonesia, Nepal, Peru and the Amazon. URGENT ~ Carrier Dispatch Arrangements for your Purchase: Do you have a preferred day to receive delivery? The couriers insist on a Signature for receipt, will someone be there? The couriers also insist on a contact telephone number, would you advise please? The couriers will leave the item with a neighbour or at your place of work if you would rather (subject to 1, 2 & 3 above). Thank you very much for reading this. Your business is much appreciated. Payment instructions from seller ~ Bidding and payment: Please make contact within 36 hours of close of the auction. Will ship worldwide, please ask for postage quote. PayPal. eCHEQUES CAN TAKE UP TO 14 DAYS TO CLEAR ~ WE WON'T DISPATCH UNTIL IT DOES, SORRY ! Bankers Draft, Postal Orders and cheques (allow 10 days to clear) accepted. Thanks for looking! Condition: New other (see details), Condition: Hand carved., Type: Percussions, Bundle Listing: No, Brand: Fair Trade, MPN: Does Not Apply, Size (inch): 16, Country/Region of Manufacture: Philippines

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