Professional castanet of the Castañuelas del Sur brand. This model is made using sheets or strips of paper that are impregnated in resins.
They are the ones that are most often used by performers of classical Spanish dance and flamenco; their use is particularly widespread in theatres and tablaos.
Their sound is clean and has a good tone, very effective for introducing nuances, and allowing infinite possibilities for combinations. They are the ones which are most often recommended.
The difference between the professional model with a relief and the one without a relief is purely aesthetic, it does not affect the sound at all.
The version which has a relief is the traditional castanet, just as we know it.
Castañuelas del Sur, the leader in the national and international market as craft manufacturers of castanets for flamenco, constantly pays close attention to the needs of teachers and dance professionals in general, using first-rate materials to satisfy them.