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My Traditional Mahogany Paired Claves are genuinely handcrafted from Mahogany stock that has been carefully selected to be beautiful aesthetically, tonally appealing, and durable. After the Mahogany stock is turned to a 1" diameter, it is then trimmed down to a length of 8". After the Kopf logo is burned into the clave, rather than putting a "sound sucking" hard finish on  , I apply a hand rubbed finish of my own blend of Boiled Linseed oil, Pure Turpentine, and Natural Beeswax. Lastly, I hand buff with a lint free rag to attain a silky smooth satin finish. These claves sound great and will cut through just about any musical situation. They feel great in the hand and will last a lifetime.made-in-the-usa-red-large.png

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Steve Coldiron on 18th Mar 2019

I have used many claves over the past 40 years but these are by far the best. Most have a very harsh tone, however these have many timbres of sound that can be achieved after experimentation. I would highly recommend them to all percussionists, but especially those looking for claves with nuance!


Josh Schor on 1st Mar 2019

very nice claves, well made with a nice rice tone