Patent Number: 6,512,169

Title: Combination maraca-guiro musical instrument

Abstract: A hand-held, gourd based percussion instrument, has a modified guiro gourd with two maraca gourds extended outwardly therefrom. A hollow, elongate guiro gourd is modified by having its ends removed and replaced with light-bulb shaped maracas with the spherical portions extending outwardly, the maracas attached by means of an extended member within the cylindrical center of the guiro. With sounding furrows on the outer surface of the cylindrical center and sounding pebbles within, the furrows are stroked with a rasper and the instrument is shaken to produce rhythmic sounds.

Inventors: Santini; Luis A. (Bayamon, PR)


International Classification: G10D 13/06 (20060101); G10D 13/00 (20060101); G10D 013/08 ()

Expiration Date: 01/28/2020