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Meinl Siam Oak Snare Cajon with Ebony Frontplate

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Provides a great feel and rhythmic foundation to any musical situation.

Meinl maintains the authenticity and quality of their cajons by making them completely by hand from beginning to end. The Meinl Siam Oak Snare Cajon with Ebony Frontplate is capable of a wide range of sounds. From an unplugged acoustic session, to a small gig, to improvising rhythms, this cajon has superior quality and flexibility. Cajons originated in Afro-Cuban and Afro-Peruvian cultures. In the 19th century, the slaves were not allowed to have drums and so they began to make music using wooden shipping crates. From its modest beginnings, the cajon has risen to a place of prominence in Cuban and Peruvian culture. In Peru it is one of the instruments in the œcreole waltz along with numerous other popular songs. Cajons were introduced to flamenco by Paco de Lucia. Previously, most flamenco rhythms were made by striking the guitar. When Paco de Lucia saw and heard the cajon at a dinner at the Spanish Embassy in Lima, Peru, he was taken with the instrument™s capabilities. He asked his former percussionist Ruben Danta to play a popular flamenco rhythm on the cajon. Incredibly pleased with its sound, he brought the cajon back with him to Spain. From there it found a quick home in flamenco music and as a result spread to a great range of musical styles worldwide. Typically cajons are played by sitting atop the instrument and slightly leaning back while striking the frontplate with bare hands. Different sounds can be achieved by using the feet or incorporating brushes or sticks. Some drummers even choose to use a cajon in place of a throne and incorporate its rhythms with the rest of their drum set. To effectively produce outstanding flamenco music, the Meinl Siam Oak Snare Cajon with Ebony Frontplate has full adjustable snare wires. The wires are attached to the frontplate and can be adjusted by turning a knurled knob. This easy method of adjustment is a Meinl innovation and offers the player incredible control. There is also the option to completely turn the snares off on this cajon. The Meinl Siam Oak Snare Cajon with Ebony Frontplate is a versatile, fun to play, resonant instrument that makes a great addition to any style of music.

FEATURES
  • Ebony frontplate
  • Siam oak resonating body
  • Adjustable top corners
  • Internal adjustable snare wires
  • Padded sitting surface
  • Wide sound options
  • Matt finish
  • 19-3/8"H x 11-1/2"L x 11-3/4"D
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MeinlSiam Oak Snare Cajon with Ebony Frontplate
 
3.0

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5.0

A Very Unique Instrument

By T-Rizzle-_nMcY

from H'burg, MS

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Comments about Meinl Siam Oak Snare Cajon with Ebony Frontplate:

I had never really played a cajon before I bought mine. And, I'll just say I was very pleasantly surprised. I play set and bought this cajon for more acoustic sets and it works great! This is an extremely durable instrument. I've taken mine through airports, through the woods, pretty much anywhere you'd wanna take a cajon without ever breaking it (aside from a baggage-packing issue in the airport that pulled off the snares from the inside, but it was very easy to fix). I would highly recommend this product for set players and beginner cajonists alike.

 
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Don't buy.

By WITCHATAW

from FRANKLIN PA

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    • Flat Sound
    • Not Sensitive
    • Poorly Made

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      Comments about Meinl Siam Oak Snare Cajon with Ebony Frontplate:

      NO DIFFERENCE IN TONE FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. SNARE ADJUSTMENT MAKES LITTLE TO NO DIFFERENCE. FRONT PLATE SLIGHTLY WARPED. I AM TOTALLY UNHAPPY WITH THIS CAJON.

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