cajóns

A cajón (Spanish pronunciation: (Ka-hone), “crate”, “drawer”, or “box”) is a six sided, box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Perú, played by slapping the front or rear faces (generally thin plywood) with the hands, fingers, or sometimes various implements such as brushes, mallets, or sticks.

for a short while, i made some cajóns for various drummers i knew.  these are the ones that were completed. they are made of baltic birch plywood, and have 2 sets of tunable wire strings inside for the upper snare, with walnut pegs.  the sizes vary.

 

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