The Frank Epstein Castanets have been the industry standard for many years. Made of Black Grenadillo, these imported castanets speak in a rich, cutting tone. They are hand picked for sound and clarity and are extremely consistent. They are the choice of major orchestras world-wide. The handles are designed by Frank and are permanetly mounted for maximum control, tone, and rhythmic articulation. Frank’s many years of experience as percussionist with the Boston Symphony and as an educator has enabled him to share his knowledge in developing superior instruments for concert use. The Castanets come in 3 pitches: High, Medium, Low.