LP offer three styles of professional castanets designed to meet the needs of any percussionist. The hand held model is crafted of kiln dried ebony with durable nylon cord and is played in the traditional manner. Made from kiln dried rosewood. Multi-Percussionists and drummers really appreciate the convenience of LP's handle mounted castanets which make them easy to pick up and play at any point in a song. Careful attention is paid to the machined dimensions and wood selection to ensure authenticity of sound.