Buty worked for a number of years with Pinto Guira, but since the latter
left for New York El Buty has been in charge of his own workshop in Santiago
de los Caballeros. His guiras are the favorites of many merengue and bachata
groups in the Dominican Republic. He can customize your guira with the addition
of your name or another design.
The prices for his guiras 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 guira - RD$3000 ($2800 each for more than 30)
Pyramid guira - $3500 ($3200 " ")
Child-sized guira - RD$600
Shipping costs vary depending on country, size of instrument, etc. but generally run about RD$1600.
You can order your custom guira from El Buty by calling him at 809-609-5818 or 809-646-6822.
Round guira (left) and pyramid guira (right)