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Pro Concert Castanet Machine

The Pro Concert Castanet Machine features Grenadillo wood castanets secured directly to an Ash frame using a unique elastic-free design. Grenadillo castanets are machined in house, have an exceptional tone, excellent response, and are incredibly easy to play. The adjustment knob dials in castanet tension for a confident performance at any dynamic.

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Grenadillo Wood

Grenadillo lumber is hand sorted and CnC machined into castanets delivering superior consistency and performance.

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Voiced by Hand

Our superior level of clarity, response, and fullness only comes after voicing and pairing each castanet by hand.

castanet machine rubber feet

Solid Wood Base

Base of the machine is constructed from pieces of solid ash. Features rubber isolating feet and an insert for mounting on a cymbal stand.

castanet machine elastic free tension system


The castanet machine uses the same tensioning system as our handle castanet design. Simple and effective.

Pro Concert Castanet Machine

Pro Concert Castanet Machine
model: PCC-CM

Mix & Match!

In the mood to experiment? The stock Grenadillo castanets can be quickly removed and replaced with additional wood options. You can swap out the full set, or mix & match to explore contrasting sonic options. 


sold separately as pairs (4 castanet cups)

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Black Swamp Percussion Artist, Keith Aleo

The Black Swamp Pro Castanet Machine is a wonderful machine. It uses spring steel to control the tension of the castanets–it sounds fantastic.

Keith Aleo
Black Swamp Artist / Percussion Director at Interlochen School of Music


Want to dig deeper? Visit the Black Swamp Blog to learn more about our Pro Castanet Machine.

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