Gueiro A traditional instrument of the Taínos, the unusual güiro is made from the seed pod of the native flamboyán, also know as the flame tree. It is played by scraping the carved ridges with the tines of a special pick or scraper. The güiro is an instrument which plays a very important part in any percussion set up. Striking the tonal grooves of the NINO Wood Güiro creates many different sounds.

Traditional instrument of the Taínos, original inhabitants of Puerto Rico. The güiro is made from the fruit of the fig tree, Crescentia cujete, which is a native tree of the region. It is executed by passing a puyero or scraper against the carved grooves in the front.