Designed in collaboration with LP artist, Jim Greiner, this durable fiberglass shekere combines old- and new-world technology to create an original version of this popular West African instrument that's amazingly musical while being extremely player-friendly. It's designed to offer the traditional sound and feel of the relatively fragile gourd-based shekere, but with the durability and consistency of contemporary materials. The shell of the Jim Greiner Shekere is slightly smaller overall than that of LP's standard model. This improved size and shape was created by digitally matching an original organic gourd hand-selected by Jim, and then further tailoring all the dimensions for optimal feel, balance, projection, and sound. Jim also worked with LP's designers to create unbreakable plastic beads that replicate the traditional bead-on-gourd sound.