Timbales is a word used in Cuba for kettledrums which were brought into the country in the early 1900’s! They are often used in part of wind orchestras.
Now, Guitar center is carrying a variety of these percussion instruments for you to create with all on your own, whether you want to use Timbales in a traditional sense or you want to use them for your own musical vibe, Guitar Center has your back!
I am going to make a big assumption and say that these are likely used in school orchestras and bands which would make these a wonderful gift for your child as we have just met the halfway mark in the school year. Perhaps they would love to practice at home and now they can!
Looking for another instrument? Guitar Center probably has that for you too! Check out http://www.guitarcenter.com/Timbales.gc and let me know what you think about their variety!