Claves

Claves

Claves are a traditional Afro-Cuban percussive instrument, and have been used in the son and the guaguanco. The instrument provides repeating timing in many different kinds of cultural music.

Claves are traditionally made of wood, like ebony or rosewood, but wood has often been replaced by manmade materials like plastic and fiberglass.

This instrument is played by striking the two pieces of wood together, in order to create a sharp cracking sound. Modern claves are amplified as a consequence of their hollowness. One clave strikes the other, causing the stick to create a resonance.

  • Meinl Classic Redwood Claves

    Meinl

    Meinl Classic Redwood Claves

    MSRP: $15.00
    $9.99
    The MEINL Wood Claves are the most common claves and produce the classic cutting sound. FEATURES Solid body   MATERIAL Redwood Sold as a set of two.
    MSRP: $15.00
    $9.99
  • Meinl Classic Wood Claves

    Meinl

    Meinl Classic Wood Claves

    MSRP: $9.20
    $7.99
    The Meinl Percussion Classic Wood Claves are the most common claves and produce the classic cutting sound. Both the clave and the striker have the same size. Sold as a set of two.
    MSRP: $9.20
    $7.99
  • Nino Natural Wood Claves, Small Nino Natural Wood Claves, Small

    Nino Percussion

    Nino Natural Wood Claves, Small

    MSRP: $6.20
    $3.99
    Claves are an essential instrument in Latin music and shouldn’t be missing from any percussion set up. The NINO® Wood Claves are available as regular sized models. A second pair was especially designed to fit a child’s hand size...
    MSRP: $6.20
    $3.99
  • Clave Tone Bell

    X8 Drums

    Clave Tone Bell

    MSRP: $23.00
    $14.59
    This metal bell creates a rich high pitched cowbell-like sound that is perfect for keeping the pulse in any ensemble performance. Forged from heavy duty steel and comes with a heavy duty nylon rope that allows you to attach the clave bell to any drum. It...
    MSRP: $23.00
    $14.59
  • Gon Bops African Clave w/Beater

    Gon Bops

    Gon Bops African Clave w/Beater

    MSRP: $52.00
    $31.99
    The Gon Bops African Clave w/ Beater is perfect for when you need low-pitch and cutting tone. This instrument comes with one large, scalloped Clave and second striking "beater" Clave to hit with so you can control the sound and cut through the mix. These...
    MSRP: $52.00
    $31.99
  • Gon Bops Ultralight Claves

    Gon Bops

    Gon Bops Ultralight Claves

    MSRP: $19.99
    $10.99
    The Gon Bops Ultralight Claves provide you with the distinct tone of the clave, all while sitting super light in your hands. These Claves are made from ultra, lightweight metal and produce bright, clear tone that will pierce through your mix. Great for...
    MSRP: $19.99
    $10.99
  • Gon Bops White Wood Claves

    Gon Bops

    Gon Bops White Wood Claves

    MSRP: $19.00
    $11.40
    The Gon Bops Traditional White Wood Claves produce a nice, medium pitch with a mellow attack. They play perfectly in small ensembles, but work well for all styles of music, on stage or in the studio. The natural, white wood construction provides...
    MSRP: $19.00
    $11.40
  • LP African Clave

    Latin Percussion

    LP African Clave

    MSRP: $64.99
    $37.99
    Listen to this instrument: LP African Clave Clave (pronounced clah' vay) is the rhythmic pattern that forms the basis of Latin music. Clave is phrased in what is known as a 3⁄2 (forward clave) or 2⁄3 (backward clave) feel. That is,...
    MSRP: $64.99
    $37.99
  • LP Aspire Clave

    Latin Percussion

    LP Aspire Clave

    MSRP: $15.00
    $7.99
    Clave (pronounced clah' vay) is the rhythmic pattern that forms the basis of Latin music. Clave is phrased in what is known as a 3⁄2 (forward clave) or 2⁄3 (backward clave) feel. That is, three beats then two beats or, two beats then three...
    MSRP: $15.00
    $7.99
  • LP Grenadilla Wood Clave

    Latin Percussion

    LP Grenadilla Wood Clave

    MSRP: $37.99
    $25.99
    CLEARANCE: Overstock item. Ships in original packaging. Clave (pronounced clah' vay) is the rhythmic pattern that forms the basis of Latin music. Clave is phrased in what is known as a 3⁄2 (forward clave) or 2⁄3 (backward clave) feel. That...
    MSRP: $37.99
    $25.99
  • LP King Klave

    Latin Percussion

    LP King Klave

    MSRP: $45.99
    $26.99
    Listen to this instrument: LP King Klave The LP King Klave is the Loudest clave available and is made of specially formulated fiberglass. This indestructible construction yields an incredibly loud "cutting"’‘΂’ÇΝ that can be heard on recordings...
    MSRP: $45.99
    $26.99
  • LP Standard Clave, Exotic Hardwood

    Latin Percussion

    LP Standard Clave, Exotic Hardwood

    MSRP: $51.99
    $31.99
    Listen to this instrument: LP Standard Clave The LP Standard Clave is larger than the LP Traditional Claves and crafted of kiln dried exotic hardwood. Features a cut-away sound chamber designed to increase volume and vary the sound...
    MSRP: $51.99
    $31.99
  • LP Traditional Clave, Exotic Hardwood

    Latin Percussion

    LP Traditional Clave, Exotic Hardwood

    MSRP: $35.99
    $20.99
    Listen to this instrument: LP Traditional Clave, Maple The LP Traditional Exotic Hardwood Clave is made of kiln dried Exotic Hardwood hardwood. Clave and striker are the same size and produce a sharp clicking tone with a moderate pitch. Features: ...
    MSRP: $35.99
    $20.99
  • LP Traditional Clave, Maple

    Latin Percussion

    LP Traditional Clave, Maple

    MSRP: $21.99
    $11.99
    Listen to this instrument: LP Traditional Clave, Maple The LP Traditional Maple Clave is made of kiln dried Maple hardwood. Clave and striker are the same size and produce a sharp clicking tone with a moderate pitch. Features: Kiln dried Maple...
    MSRP: $21.99
    $11.99
  • Meinl Claves De Luxe

    Meinl

    Meinl Claves De Luxe

    MSRP: $13.20
    $8.49
    The Meinl Percussion Claves De Luxe are made from a superb, dense hardwood which delivers a cutting and bright tone. Due to their small size, they are portable and convenient but still enable a loud, solid rhythmic foundation on stage and in studio...
    MSRP: $13.20
    $8.49
  • Meinl Fiberglass Claves

    Meinl

    Meinl Fiberglass Claves

    MSRP: $63.50
    $40.99
    The Meinl Percussion Fiberglass Claves produce the most penetrating, loud, and cutting sound of all. They are hand made from premium fiberglass which makes them nearly indestructible. Sold as a set of two.
    MSRP: $63.50
    $40.99
  • Meinl Wood Claves, African Hollow Body Meinl Wood Claves, African Hollow Body

    Meinl

    Meinl Wood Claves, African Hollow Body

    MSRP: $30.00
    $19.99
    The Meinl Percussion African Claves are slightly larger and have a lower fundamental pitch. Additionally, the resonating body is larger than the striker. The cutaway sound chamber is designed to create added volume and tonal qualities. Choose from two...
    MSRP: $30.00
    $19.99
  • Meinl Wood Claves, African Solid Body Meinl Wood Claves, African Solid Body

    Meinl

    Meinl Wood Claves, African Solid Body

    MSRP: $23.00
    $14.99
    The Meinl Percussion African Claves are slightly larger and have a lower fundamental pitch. Additionally, the resonating body is larger than the striker. Choose from two wood types: Hardwood or Redwood Sold as a set of two.
    MSRP: $23.00
    $14.99
  • Pearl Bamboo Claves

    Pearl

    Pearl Bamboo Claves

    MSRP: $24.00
    $15.00
    Pearl Bamboo Claves provide you with classic clave tone and beautiful bamboo construction. These natural looking percussion instruments are smooth, powerful, and durable. The bamboo build provides a sleek finish along with an airy and light sound which...
    MSRP: $24.00
    $15.00
  • Pearl Fiber Claves

    Pearl

    Pearl Fiber Claves

    MSRP: $40.00
    $25.00
    The Pearl PCL-10 Fiberglass Claves give you classic, cutting Clave sound with a nearly indestructible construction. These claves are made from synthetic fiber, which keeps the sound consistent from set to set, gig to gig. The Fiberglass build means they...
    MSRP: $40.00
    $25.00
  • Pearl Wood Claves

    Pearl

    Pearl Wood Claves

    MSRP: $32.00
    $23.99
    Claves are known for the clear, cutting tone and the Pearl Wood Claves provide the best in sound and durability. These wood claves cut through the mix and, unlike traditional Rosewood designs, never shift in pitch. They are virtually indestructible! With...
    MSRP: $32.00
    $23.99
  • Professional Salsa Claves

    Meinl

    Professional Salsa Claves

    MSRP: $32.00
    $19.99
    The MEINL Professional Salsa Claves are made out of a high density wood that allows these instruments to have a loud sound that will cut through the ensemble in live situations. They have a high pitch and are very durable. FEATURES Solid...
    MSRP: $32.00
    $19.99
  • Toca Clave Wood Block TCWB

    Toca Clave Wood Block TCWB

    MSRP: $62.00
    $35.99
    Note: This item requires additional processing time, typically 3-4 business days.   - Uniquely shaped woodblock for easy placement - Mounts to any 3/8" rod - Ash wood - Prouces and projects loud clave sound when struck - Mount sold separately
    MSRP: $62.00
    $35.99
  • Toca Percussion Pro Claves

    Toca

    Toca Percussion Pro Claves

    MSRP: $21.00
    $13.99
    Note: This item requires additional processing time, typically 3-4 business days.   Toca's Pro Claves (T3513) reflect the appreciation that Toca's designers have for the important role that these instruments play in Afro/Cuban and other Latin music...
    MSRP: $21.00
    $13.99
  • Toca Player's Hardwood Claves

    Toca

    Toca Player's Hardwood Claves

    MSRP: $10.00
    $6.99
    Note: This item requires additional processing time, typically 3-4 business days.   The Toca Player's Hardwood Claves are finished in a black stain and are designed to be ideal for the beginner percussionist.
    MSRP: $10.00
    $6.99
  • Tycoon 10" Professional Level Makah Claves

    Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon 10" Professional Level Makah Claves

    MSRP: $55.00
    $31.99
    The Tycoon Percussion Makah Claves are hand crafted from exotic Makah. These are larger traditional African style claves with a striker. To play, the clave lays in one hand between the fingertips and heel, and the space between the clave and the palm...
    MSRP: $55.00
    $31.99
  • TVW-S TVW-L

    Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon African Wood Claves

    MSRP: $32.00
    $19.99
    The Tycoon African Wood Claves are crafted from exotic Asian hardwood and are larger than traditional claves. To play, the clave lays in one hand between the fingertips and heel, and the space between the clave and the palm creates a sound chamber. The...
    MSRP: $32.00
    $19.99
  • Tycoon Hardwood Claves Tycoon Hardwood Claves

    Tycoon Percussion

    Tycoon Hardwood Claves

    MSRP: $15.00
    $10.99
    The Tycoon Percussion Hardwood Claves have a traditional shape, crafted from exotic Asian hardwood. Offered in two sizes, 8" or 10", the clave and Striker are the same size. This wood creates moderately pitched clicking sounds when struck against one...
    MSRP: $15.00
    $10.99