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SCHLAGWERK My Cajon Construction Kit Medium

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Unbeatably affordable for anyone who wants to build their own instrument: Schlagwerks cajon construction kit in heights 45 cm or 50 cm. The most succ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-02-2018

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A cajon for the handy percussionist.

Unbeatably affordable for anyone who wants to build their own instrument: Schlagwerks cajon construction kit in heights 45 cm or 50 cm. The most successful cajon assembly kit of recent years is now even better - thanks to the newly designed and precisely prefabricated parts, and with the tension belts and quick-drying adhesive included, it now takes even less time. Easy playing for cool sounds!


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SCHLAGWERKMy Cajon Construction Kit
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (3)
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    • Novice (3)

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big Sound in little box

By CajonNoob

from Rural, Midwest

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Venues

    Comments about SCHLAGWERK My Cajon Construction Kit:

    I'm a seasoned drummer. Was looking for something light and portable that would allow me to sit-in on a few songs with a one-man acoustic act.

    I didn't want to break the bank on an instrument I was unfamiliar with. So the price on the cajon kits were appealing. There are a few build-your-own kits out there. Most are cheaper. However, I really like the reviews I was reading on Schlagwerk products. Plus this kit was the only one that came with EVERYTHING needed (clamps, glue, sandpaper).

    I'm 35, and I enlisted my Dad (65) to help. We had some father-son bonding as we put this together. It was simple. Took maybe an hour and a half (as there is dry-time in between steps). I sanded, stained, and clear-coated the next day. It looks amazing!

    This is the only cajon I have ever heard in person. So I can't compare to others. But I love the sound. It has a nice deep bass. The large kit that I got has 2 sets of snare wires and the snare sound is responsive and snappy.

    I am very happy and impressed with what I received. I've been watching videos and learning proper playing techniques. I like the look. I like the sound. This is exactly what I was looking for.

    I also stumbled across a video of this kit, right from Schlagwerk:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8OnOJBE5Qk

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great cajon for the price!

    By dwintx

    from Texas

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Small Venues

      Comments about SCHLAGWERK My Cajon Construction Kit:

      Bought this on a whim. Saw someone playing a cajon at a restaurant and decided I wanted one. His cost about four hundred. Saw this on sale and got it. Easy to put together and is a ball to mess around with. With a set of brushes I can provide my own percussion when I am recording. Very pleased!

       
      5.0

      Great Cajon and a fun project too.

      By Sucker for a deal

      from Central Ohio

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Home Use
        • Small Venues

        Comments about SCHLAGWERK My Cajon Construction Kit:

        Got this when it was on sale as a Christmas gift. I also got the Meinl Make Your Own Bongo Cajon kit at the same time. This SCHLAGWERK My Cajon Construction Kit is the better of the two kits and the fit of the parts is much more precise. This is completely usable as is and comes with everything you "need" to make a Cajon. However, I wanted something that would go well with my furniture and base-boards in my house. So I stained mine the same as the trim in my house on all 6 sides and polyurethaned 5 sides and left the striking surface polyurethane free. I read that you want the front unfinished so you can use brushes on it for a different sound and if there is polyurethane on it the brushes don't make any sound. This Cajon tends to get used as a coffee table when no one is playing it and the polyurethane is going to keep if from getting watermarks and such. I had noticed the illustration shows screws holding on the front but the kit only has glue. I was planning to get screws and screw on the front. But I got impatient and just glued it on. I also used a small radius router bit on all the corners except for the front. It would have taken a lot of sanding to get a good radius on the edges. I left the edges on the front square. All in all I am very satisified with how it looks and sounds.

         
        5.0

        DIY Cajon

        By Cliff

        from Copperas Cove, TX

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound

        Cons

        • Not as much base as I would like

        Best Uses

        • Soundtracks

        Comments about SCHLAGWERK My Cajon Construction Kit:

        A great way to learn how to build and use a Cajon. Online instructions are much easier to follow than the written instructions. Be sure to check out Youtube for video.

         
        4.0

        Quick build everything-you-need kit

        By Matt

        from Walla Walla, WA

        Comments about SCHLAGWERK My Cajon Construction Kit:

        I'm an experienced musician, but only an occasional enthusiastic percussionist. I've wanted a cajon for a while, and this seemed like a good start for the price.

        One note is that the product photo is misleading. The face is glued on, not screwed, no doubt to speed up construction and simplify the process. This may mean some compromises in tone or responsiveness.

        I am still trying to decide whether or not I'm disappointed. Some other cajons I've played have much more snare response with even very soft playing. This drum seems to require a firmer hand to get that snap and sizzle. It's very possible that with more experience I'll find playing techniques that will let me get the sound I was expecting.

        The kit is nicely set up for inexperienced woodworkers. Unlike most other kits I've found, this one includes all the materials necessary to complete the drum, including straps to hold everything together while the glue dries. I was pleased with the quality of the materials, though the face and back plates were slightly oversized & had extra material that need to be sanded away to achieve a good smooth transition from face to sides.

        In the end, there's no doubt that this kit is worth the money, but I wanted to bring out some of the things I would have liked to read before my purchase. Your mileage may vary.

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