Nice shaker with a "coarse" texture and sound. Get's pretty loud, unless muffled with your hand. Its nice to contrast this with a light sounding egg shaker for example. The coconut looks rather artificial, its sturdy but I would have liked it to be more authentic.
These were purchased for use in an African rhythm/percussion group. The shaker coconuts were very well made. They seem quite durable, especially for professional use (time will tell). They have a very nice, distinct and clear sound.