The Zaclitracs MISSOM® are composed of fifteen stops produced in different woods and can be built with or without a sounding board. Safe with both hands, one below and one above, it is played by shaking strongly in certain rate so that all the hammers hit the board at the same time and in a regular rhythm and varied. The Zaclitracs are often played together by many players at the same time.
The Trancanholas MISSOM® are produced in various woods such as Hard Maple, Hickory or Ipe (in ascending order in density), with 1,57 inch to 1,97 inch wide and 4,53 inch long. The Trancanholas, also named as Castanets of Amarante - Douro, consists in two symmetrical blades that are used in a way similar to the usual castanets, usually by men dancing in some festivities of Northern Portugal. In this case, the blades allow running with just one hand, leaving the other free. "In Amarante and Lower Douro to Porto, the castanets are of this type: simple tables small and elongated tucked between the index and middle fingers and between this and the ring, so that, shaking hands, they clash up." - Oliveira, Ernesto Veiga, "Popular Musical Instruments Portuguese". Dimensions: 1,77 inch X 4,53 inch.
Birch plywood box with the possibility of adapting to universal support. The hit point of the instrument is made of Rosewood Baiano. The Temple Blocks MISSOM® have several dimensions from 7,01 inch x 5,79 inch x 2,95 inch and 4,65 inch x 3,86 inch x 2,95 inch.
Birch plywood box with serrated wood Pau-Santo. The box cover loose at the tip allows for various gradations of sound. The laser cut knurling allows each tooth is less than 0.1 mm foregoing, in order to enhance the low-high gradation. Finished with matt polyurethane varnish. Possibility of adaptation to support the universal. Dimensions: Length - 9,06 inch.
Sounding board in birch plywood. The Reque-Reque Orchestra has serrated cut in maple with laser teeth gradually smaller. This effect allows leverage effect bass - treble. The volume of the sounding board favors an amplification of the lower frequencies, giving the instrument a new dynamic range. Instrument with universal mounting brackets. Dimensions: 6 different sizes / shapes rectangular, pyramidal or hexagonal.
The Marímbula is an instrument of African influences strongly associated with the Caribbean region. Consists of a sounding board constructed of plywood, on whose top are sprayed six metal blades, tuned in different heights, which produce a bass sound. It is a very important tool in Africo-Cuban music, which is usually used as harmonic support.
The Genebres is a Portuguese traditional instrument consists of a series of small sticks round and massive organized by size in descending order. At the large end, the instrument features a leather strap, adjustable, normally used to support the instrument neck. The instrument is played by holding the other end with your hand and scraping or striking the sticks with a small anvil. The Genebres MISSOM® are built in various woods (hickory, rosewood Bahia, among others), and finishing as eco-friendly with natural bee wax. Dimensions: 16 sticks round mass with different sizes.
The Chincalhos MISSOM® are produced from selected Hickory wood and have four pairs of metal jingles with a handle. It is played by stirring or percussion. This instrument is part of the tools developed by or for children in their play, being an active element in processions or the singing of Janeiras or Kings Day, by groups door to door. Dimensions: Ruler with 13,78 inch and 4 pairs of jingles.