You get a loud rasp sound from this 9.5 x 1.5 x 2 inch wooden scrapper. Hold the striker and run it over the washboard surface of the block. You will get one tone if you hold the wide end of the striker and a second tone holding the thin end. You can also rap the ends for a tone-block sound. The dark rosewood top contrasts nicely with the light wood base. Striker included.