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Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon  

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Overview
  • 20"H x 14"W x 12.5"D.
  • Handcrafted in Peru from Peruvian mohena
  • Beautiful lacquer finish
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $379.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $150.00
  • Your Price:
    $22900

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      Designed with Alex himself and constructed in his homeland, this is an authentically Peruvian cajon.

      This Alex Acuña Signature Cajon features Peruvian mohena construction with dovetail corners and a lacquer finish. At Alex's request, a matte-finished face was added. The cajon has a partially adjustable face and rubber feet. The sound is warm with plenty of bass response.

      This cajon comes with a free bag.

      Born in Pativilca, Peru, Acuña played in local bands from the age of ten, and moved to Lima as a teenager. At the age of eighteen he joined the band of Perez Prado, and in 1967 he moved to Puerto Rico. In 1974 Acuña moved to Las Vegas, working with artists such as Elvis Presley and Diana Ross, and the following year he joined the jazz-fusion group Weather Report, appearing on the albums Black Market and Heavy Weather. Acuña left Weather Report in 1978, and became a session musician in California, recording and playing live with (amongst many others): Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, Jim Walker, Chick Corea, Whitney Houston, Plácido Domingo, Phil Keaggy, Sergeant Petter, Sam Phillips, former Weather Report bandmates Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Beck, Roberta Flack, U2, and Al Jarreau.

      Features
      • 20"H x 14"W x 12.5"D.
      • Handcrafted in Peru from Peruvian mohena
      • Beautiful lacquer finish
      • Matte-finish face
      • Partially adjustable faceplate
      • Dovetail corners
      • Rubber feet
       
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      Gon BopsAlex Acuna Signature Cajon
       
      4.8

      (based on 8 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (7)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

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      • 1 Stars

         

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      80%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Great sound (4)
      • Huge tone (4)
      • Responsive (4)
      • Sensitive (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment (4)
        • Small venues (4)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (5)

        Reviewed by 8 customers

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        No Snare Wires

        By ourhousepro

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Responsive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jazz Clubs

          Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

          No Snare Wires

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          the sound is excellant

          By rtst

          from lincoln city, OR

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive
          • Versatile
          • Well made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Small Venues
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

            Well made with the musician in mind. Great versatile sound.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Quality in the details

            By Greg

            from Jackson Mi.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Responsive
            • Sensitive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Small Venues
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

              Beautiful hand crafted and the Dovetail corners makes it very sturdy. Lacquer finish on all sides except the playing surface which is matte. Comes with a nice carry case. rubber feet. It looks so nice you can have it in you living room and it looks like it belongs there. I'm very pleased with the purchase and the quality.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Box Full of Fun!

              By Daveosaurus

              from Bowdon, GA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun
              • Great Sound
              • Huge Tone
              • Quality construction
              • Responsive
              • Sensitive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Jamming
                • Jazz Clubs
                • Open Mic Nights
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

                This is a great value! I bought one that was used and classified as "needs repair." Whoever rated it as that must be crazy. The thing looked almost new! There was minor wear along the top edges of the playing surface, but nothing that wasn't to be expected. The semi-adjustable face was still semi-adjustable and the finish was flawless. By adding a KickPort CajonPort (though I had to make the sound port bigger by about 1/4") I added even more bass to the already killer sound, but I plan to use this instrument in higher-volume environments. The sound is great as-is. This is a cajon that would sound great in small venues or properly miked in larger venues. I personally like the lack of snares or wires as it gives the cajon a much simpler, purer sound. The quality of both the construction and sound is unmatched for the price.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Exceeded all expectations

                By Yoshi

                from Spencerville, MD

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Great Sound
                • Huge Tone
                • Sensitive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

                  This instrument is surprisingly beautiful and well crafted - it literally took my breath away when I removed it from the box. I was also shocked by the thunderous bass when I played it. All of my expectations have been exceeded.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Cajon - Very Happy

                  By Pam Gabrielson

                  from California

                  Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

                  At first I was concerned about not having the snare sound in the cajon but you can make so many difference sounds that it does not make any difference at all. The Bass is GREAT. The case that came with the cajon exceeded my expectations also. It is padded and will definately keep it safe.
                  The box exceeds what I expected. The wood is solid, beautiful in color and great construction. The joints on the box fit perfectly together and the lacquor finish tops it off for a great looking cajon.
                  The price was very good especially when I waited for the 15% off sale and free shipping.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Alex Acuna Cajon

                  By Jerry Kropp

                  from Fothills of the Smokys

                  Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

                  Beautiful fit and finish overall! extremely surprised at how beautiful this Cajon is, the wood and carpentry are a thing of beauty. Having a gig bag come with it for free is a great bonus as well. Adds a nice back up sound to my 2 sons guitar playing!
                  Great basic Cajon.
                  Quality of the finish and corner joinery with dovetail details is far beyond what I expected!
                  Great value for the money! Great beginners box!

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  A lot of sound for the money!

                  By Robert Appel

                  from Lady Lake, Florida

                  Comments about Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon:

                  This cajon gives great slap sounds. Mid and bass sounds are there in abundance with very little effort on the part of the player. The lack of the snare sound has not been a problem for the use as a strictly recreational instrument.
                  Ordered the Alex Acuna Signature Cajon just to have a hand percussion instrument that did not need constant adjustment to get it's best sound. Wanted it just to play along with the jazz music I enjoy. I had never tried playing one before ordering this one. I just went by the reviews I had read on various sites. The price was right for me to try my little cajon experiment. I have been thrilled with the quality and sound.

                  ..
                  The workmanship is excellent. The carry bag that is included is very sturdy and of a better quality than I expected. Nice work Gon Bops!
                  Fantastic

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