Our Top Choice
Meinl Percussion FC2 Concert Castanets
Meinl is one of the best companies making Latino instruments, and hand played instruments in general. FC2 is one of their top products, with excellent sound and aesthetics.
Excellent sound quality thanks to rosewood construction. Quite durable, and, with a little care on your part, will last you quite a while.
Standard-size means that people with smaller hands won’t be able to get use them to full effect, and may need to look for a smaller pair.
Traditional, brown color
7.5 x 6 x 1.5 inches, 3.2 ounces
Suzuki CW-200 Wooden Castanets
As the world’s leading manufacturer of instruments for music education, Suzuki has been providing quality, affordable instruments since 1953.
Excellent for a beginner or a child. Sound unusually good for their price range. Made of durable wood.
These are beginner level, so if you’re in advanced classes, you need to go for different model.
Loud and crisp
4 x 6 x 1 inches; 0.2 oz
Jale Pulida Caoba Spanish Castanets
One of the best castanets manufacturers is Jale. It produces castanets in a traditional style, oriented more toward professionals and semi-professionals.
Authentic sound. Very durable. Made in Spain. Beautiful color and style. Top-notch.
These castanets will cost you a pretty penny, seeing as they’re very high-quality.
Rich and full
5, 8 – regular castanet size
Latin Percussion Cajon Castanets
If you’re into contemporary Latino instruments, you need to check out Latin Percussion. Its castanets come in many shapes and sizes, and are very good quality.
Durable. High-pitch sound makes it a prime companion of the Cajon. Affordable. Low maintenance.
Limited use; can’t use when dancing.
16.5 x 7.9 x 9.4 inches, 1.6 oz
Green Tones Frog Castanet
If a toy is what you’re after to introduce your child to the world of music, you need to go with Green Tones and its range of child-friendly musical instruments.
Perfect for small children because it fits in a child’s hand. Coated with Rubberwood that’s chemical-free.
Only a toy; not for professionals or amateurs.
Wooden, frog design
1 x 4 x 4 inches, 1.4 oz