These afuche-cabasa rhythm shakers have been deemed as one of the world's most popular hand percussion instruments. It provides a metallic, rattling sound when shaken or twisted, similar to the sound of a rattlesnake. It is often used in Latin jazz, especially in bossa nova pieces.
I believe this model is the LP234. There were various sizes, but this one was the largest size made. It stands 8.5 inches to the top of the handle and measures 5.25 inches across the bottom. There are 14 loops of steel bead chain wrapped around the stainless steel cylinder. That creates the distinctive sound when spinning or shaking the instrument.
I obtained it at an estate sale. The seller said it was her fathers and that as a young man he played in a Latin band. She was fairly confident that was in the late 1960s or very early 1970s. There are no cracks or breakage in the wood. At the moment, it could stand to be wiped down and I will try to get to that before shipping it.
Price reduced due to upcoming move.
Buyer to pay USPS Insured Flat Rate packaging shipping charges of $10.95. Shipping is from Arizona.
SHIPPING CHARGE INFO:
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Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
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