El Buty worked for a number of years with Pinto Güira, but after Pinto left for New York El Buty founded his own workshop in Santiago de los Caballeros. His güiras are the favorites of many merengue and bachata groups in the Dominican Republic. He can customize your güira with the addition of your name or another design.
The prices for his güiras are as follows and all prices are in DOMINICAN PESOS. For up-to-date exchange rates, check the Currency Converter. Discounts are available for those who purchase wholesale.
Round güira – RD$3000 and up
Pyramid güira – $3500 and up
Child-sized güira – RD$600 and up
Shipping costs vary depending on country, size of instrument, etc. but generally run about RD$1600.
You can order your custom güira from El Buty by calling him at 809-609-5818 or 809-646-6822 (Spanish only).
Round güira (left) and pyramid güira (right)