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Meinl Siam Oak String Cajon with Makah-Burl Frontplate  

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Overview
  • Beautiful Makah-burlwood frontplate
  • Siam oak resonating body
  • Built-in sizzle effect
Description & Specs
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    $280.00
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  • Your Price:
    $16999
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      Slamming sounds and beautiful to behold.

      The cajon is an authentic Afro-Cuban wooden box percussion instrument. Meinl cajons are completely handmade from start to finish. They work perfectly for flamenco or world music and deliver a wide range of sounds, from loud, deep bass tones to cutting high overtones. Drummers and percussionists appreciate the cajon for its diversity of sound. They're also perfect for unplugged gigs or sessions.

      The cajon is one of today's most popular percussion instruments because it very easy to play, and provides a great feel and rhythmic foundation to any musical situation. It is fun to experiment with and is popular in literally every musical genre as it is often used during unplugged gigs or softer songs to replace an entire drum kit.

      After just a little practice, basic beats and grooves can be achieved. It can be used by drummers as a substitute for their throne, playing on it with one hand, while the other hand keeps time on the ride or the hi-hat.

      Many drummers also use the cajon during unplugged gigs, certain songs, or spontaneous sessions as its ability to emulate many sounds serves as an excellent substitute for a complete drum set.

      Traditionally, cajons are played by sitting on the padded top of the box while slightly leaning backwards. The frontplate is struck with the bare hands. Various playing techniques help to create different sounds ranging from deep bass tones to cutting highs and slaps.

      A nice effect can be achieved by sliding the foot up and down the frontplate when playing the cajon, in effect changing the pitch of its tone.

      A unique and inspiring sound is achieved when playing the cajon's frontplate with a pair of brushes or rods.

      The history of the cajon

      The cajon, which is the Spanish word for box, has been part of Afro-Peruvian music since the 19th cfentury. The instrument originated in colonial Peru, when the slaves, whose African drums had been forbidden by their masters, used wooden boxes intended to hold fruits or overturned drawers to play their rhythms on. Later the cajon was officially added to the instrumentation of the vals criollo, or "creole waltz." It is now a national emblem for Peruvians, and an indispensable part of any ensemble that performs the traditional folk music of Peru.

      The cajon's later development can be clearly traced back to one man, the flamenco guitar player Paco de Lucia. In the early 1970s, the Spanish embassy in Lima, Peru hosted a party for Paco de Lucia, where they had a traditional Peruvian band perform utilizing the cajon. Flamenco music comprises many different rhythms which are normally played by the guitar player striking the body of the guitar. At that party, Paco de Lucia asked his former percussionist Ruben Danta to play the "Buleria" on the cajon, which is one of the rhythms used in flamenco. Consequently, Paco de Lucia took the cajon with him back to Spain. The short staccato sounds that can be played on the cajon make it perfect for flamenco music, because that sound naturally relates to the footwork and hand-claps ("palmas") used in Flamenco. Since the cajon's historic migration from Peru to Spain, its use has spread worldwide.

      Features
      • Beautiful Makah-burlwood frontplate
      • Siam oak resonating body
      • Built-in sizzle effect
      • Padded seat
      • Adjustable top corners for customizing the amount of "snap"
      • Wide sound options
      • Matt finish

      The sounds of Afro-Peru delivered to your door! Order today.

       

      Siam Oak String Cajon with Makah-Burl Frontplate Specifications:

      • 19-1/2"H x 11-3/4"W x 11-3/4"L
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      MeinlSiam Oak String Cajon with Makah-Burl Frontplate
       
      4.8

      (based on 27 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (23)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Great sound (9)
      • Responsive (4)
      • Versatile (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small venues (6)
        • Accompaniment (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (6), Novice (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great acoustic drum!

        I play for a small church and use this beautiful cajon. I bought it at a guitar center so i could hear it and try it out first and i was completely sold! Sounds...Read complete review

        I play for a small church and use this beautiful cajon. I bought it at a guitar center so i could hear it and try it out first and i was completely sold! Sounds great indoors and out. I've played it mic'd and honestly you don't need it, this drum sounds great raw. The drum comes with an alan wrench to tune the snares, and an amazing finish. I've had it for about 2 years and i still love it!

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Questionable Craftsmanship

        Although I like the sound and the tone of this cajon, the craftsmanship was somewhat lacking. Upon arrival, there were two separate places on the top and side where the laminate had started...Read complete review

        Although I like the sound and the tone of this cajon, the craftsmanship was somewhat lacking. Upon arrival, there were two separate places on the top and side where the laminate had started separating. In addition, I question the longevity of the internal workings of the cajon due to the less than satisfactory craftsmanship. Also, the Makah-Burl looks much better in the pictures than it does in real life. I know it's basically stained plywood but my expectations were a little higher based off the pictures.

        Overall, I've enjoyed playing the cajon during the short time I've owned it but only time will tell whether it will stand the test of time.

        Reviewed by 27 customers

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        5.0

        Nice instrument.

        By ETG

        from Alabama

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Meinl Siam Oak String Cajon with Makah-Burl Frontplate:

        Purchased for my son. It was damaged during shipping. I called and it was replaced within 3 days. Awesome service! Thank you!

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        5.0

        Great sound and look

        By Prodrum Chicago

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acoustic Alternative
          • Additional Sound Texture
          • Multiple Percussion

          Comments about Meinl Siam Oak String Cajon with Makah-Burl Frontplate:

          I am a professional touring drummer and percussionist with several degrees in music. This cajon sounds and looks great, and is a welcome addition to my set up. I chose it after researching Pearl, Meinl, and LP.

          I hope that it is durable and long lasting.

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          5.0

          Great customer service

          By Mr. Smith

          from Indiana

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Meinl Siam Oak String Cajon with Makah-Burl Frontplate:

            We ordered a level three used cajon stated to be playable with some cosmetic damage. When the box arrived, it was warped and unplayable. Customer service replaced the box with a level one used box and it looks brand new. They also paid the return shipping on the damaged box and returned the money very quickly. It took time for both boxes to ship because they are in stores and not the warehouse and had to be collected from the store and then shipped.

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            5.0

            Great customer service

            By Mr. Smith

            from Indiana

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Meinl Siam Oak String Cajon with Makah-Burl Frontplate:

                Customer service did a great job at replacing our cajon for the current model. Thanks for working hard for us to make it right.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                GREAT OAK CAJON

                By jammer12345

                from the top of the world

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Meinl Siam Oak String Cajon with Makah-Burl Frontplate:

                  Great cajon

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great drum!

                  By percussion123

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Huge Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Meinl Siam Oak String Cajon with Makah-Burl Frontplate:

                      Great drum for that price range !

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                      5.0

                      Just what I needed

                      By Trentman30

                      from Sioux City, IA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Look
                      • Great Sound
                      • Responsive
                      • Sensitive

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Bars
                        • Jam
                        • Practice
                        • Recording
                        • Small Clubs

                        Comments about Meinl Siam Oak String Cajon with Makah-Burl Frontplate:

                        This is my first cajon and I am extremely happy with it! It sounds amazing when playing in a sound proof room and even more amazing when I have it miced up playing on stage in bars. It has just the right amount of sound when playing with two acoustic guitars.

                        If you are considering buying this, do it! You will not regret it.

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Get this drum!

                        By NotSoLittleDrummerBoy

                        from Maitland, FL

                        About Me Experienced

                        Ask me a question

                        Pros

                        • Anyone Can Play It
                        • My Friends Love It
                        • Versatile
                        • Very Responsive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Accompaniment
                          • School Bands
                          • Small Venues
                          • Youth Group Bands

                          Comments about Meinl Siam Oak String Cajon with Makah-Burl Frontplate:

                          I do not own this specific cajon, but I play on one with my youth group's worship band, and it is the best cajon I have ever played. The Makah-Burl frontplate not only looks amazing, but is thin enough so I don't have to whale on it in order to bring out its pleasantly rich tones. That really helps me get through a gig without having to stop because my hands are sore. The bass tones I get from hitting towards the middle of the playing surface are the best I've ever heard from ANY cajon, and the crisp, cutting snare sounds from hitting the upper corners are just as great! It is also very easy to tune the snare wires. I would recommend this cajon any day!

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Questionable Craftsmanship

                          By TEE

                          from Huntsville, AL

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound

                          Cons

                          • Poorly Made

                          Best Uses

                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Meinl Siam Oak String Cajon with Makah-Burl Frontplate:

                          Although I like the sound and the tone of this cajon, the craftsmanship was somewhat lacking. Upon arrival, there were two separate places on the top and side where the laminate had started separating. In addition, I question the longevity of the internal workings of the cajon due to the less than satisfactory craftsmanship. Also, the Makah-Burl looks much better in the pictures than it does in real life. I know it's basically stained plywood but my expectations were a little higher based off the pictures.

                          Overall, I've enjoyed playing the cajon during the short time I've owned it but only time will tell whether it will stand the test of time.

                          Comment on this review

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great gift!

                          By drummer 90

                          from Red Oak, Texas

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound
                          • Responsive
                          • Sensitive
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Accompaniment
                            • Jazz Clubs
                            • Small Venues

                            Comments about Meinl Siam Oak String Cajon with Makah-Burl Frontplate:

                            I received this for my birthday from my parents. I love it! The different tones you can get from it are versatile and resonant. The snare side is an excellent feature. Can't wait to use it with my band!

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