I use this G225 Guiro Hand mainly for small function gigs and for teaching music to kids. It sounds great and does get the job done. I have also used this in some of my recordings and it sounds absolutely fine.
One thing that kids find hard is to hold it firmly with 2 fingers, as it not really conformable on the fingers. For me I find it that holding it with two fingers for a long time it might get a bit tiring so I'll have to use the palm of my hand. Not a big deal but sometimes it does effect the sound.
All in all it was great buy and I do love this product. Quality is also good and durable.