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Meinl Headliner Cajon with Siam Oak Frontplate   

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The Meinl Headliner Cajon with Siam Oak Frontplate is admired for its wide diversity of sounds. From deep bass lows to cutting highs, this cajon can ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A traditional favorite in a wide range of Latin genres.

The Meinl Headliner Cajon with Siam Oak Frontplate is admired for its wide diversity of sounds. From deep bass lows to cutting highs, this cajon can achieve the full range. It is widely used in world and flamenco music but is also well-equipped for unplugged or small gigs. It can even substitute an acoustic drum set and provide the rhythm for the entire band. This cajon has a Siam oak frontplate and body. As a result, this cajon is particularly responsive and produces full vibrations. This Meinl cajon is completely handmade for ultimate quality. It has features like adjustable top corners that can create just the right amount of œsnap. The padded seat on this cajon is anti-slip for maximum comfort. Most cajon players sit on this seat and lean slightly back while they strike the frontplate with their hand. The use of brushes, sticks, or the player' foot can be used to create variations in sound. Some drummers choose to sit on a cajon instead of a drum throne. By doing this they can add the percussive elements of the cajon while still playing other drums or cymbals with their other hand.Peruvian History of the Cajon The cajon grew out of the music of African slaves in 19th century Peru. These slaves were not permitted to play or own African drums so they found other ways to create their music. They frequently played on the wooded shipping crates. From this tradition, the cajon evolved into the popular percussion instrument that it is today. A staple of Peruvian folk music, the cajon is used for such songs as œvals criollo or the œcreole waltz. The Cajon and Flamenco The cajon and its snare voice are hugely integral to flamenco music. Before the cajon was introduced, most flamenco musicians would create rhythm by striking the sides of the guitar. The cajon greatly enhanced their performances with new possibilities. Paco de Lucia was a famous Spanish flamenco guitarist who encountered the cajon on a visit to Peru. He was so taken with the instrument that he had the drummer, Ruben Danta, play various flamenco rhythms like the popular œBuleria on the cajon. Before Paco de Lucia returned to Spain, he made sure to obtain a cajon. He immediately incorporated it into his flamenco music and before long all of flamenco was relying on the cajon to produce the rhythm. The spread of the cajon from Peru to Spain foreshadowed its eventual worldwide popularity.

  • 12"W x 18"H x 12"D
  • Frontplate material: Siam oak
  • Resonating body material: Siam oak
  • Adjustable top corners
  • Built-in sizzle effect
  • Anti-slipping sitting surface
  • Includes Allen wrench

A smaller alternative to a drum set with a full palette of rhythm sounds. Order today.


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Quality Cajon For The Price

By Aldawg

from Virginia

I received my cajon a few nights ago and have played it a lot. Right out of the box it doesn't sound so great. But after you tweak it a bit it sounds great. The bass tones aren't too great, but the crack is amazing Very high quality for the price you pay. It sounds even better if you mic it. I'm very happy with it.

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Decent Cajon...


from Indiana

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I bought this cajon for our drummer to use on some of our smaller acoustic shows. Like the other reveiws, out of the box it isnt that impressive, but put a shure kick drum mic in the port hole, the bass on it sounds massive if run through a p.a. Be sure and get the warranty, one of these I seen had started to come apart on the front where the screws are....

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A Great Deal

By Hodgepodge

from Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

I've had this cajon a little over a year and its been great. It gives a great sound for acoustic jams or it is a nice addition around the campfire. Highly recommended.

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