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LP City Series Black Box Cajon

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This City Series Black Box Cajon from LP features a black-on-black color scheme and a white LP logo. A Baltic birch frontplate provides tight, focuse...Click To Read More About This Product

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An understated and demure cajon for formal occasions of percussion.

This City Series Black Box Cajon from LP features a black-on-black color scheme and a white LP logo. A Baltic birch frontplate provides tight, focused tone for punchy slaps, while a fixed internal snare system brings a crispness to the party.

FEATURES
  • Baltic birch frontplate
  • Fixed internal snares
  • Dimensions: 19 x 11 x 10-1/8 in.

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  • Dimensions: 19" x 11" x 10-1/8"
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LPCity Series Black Box Cajon
 
4.5

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (30)
  • Responsive (19)
  • Versatile (14)
  • Huge tone (13)
  • Sensitive (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (26)
  • Small venues (21)
  • Soundtracks (11)
  • Jazz clubs (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Novice (7), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Drum Kit in a Box!

I play Drums but Never played Cajons before until a friend of mine asked me for help with percussion for an acoustic trio Gig, I didn't have one so he borrowed a Pearl Cajon,...Read complete review

I play Drums but Never played Cajons before until a friend of mine asked me for help with percussion for an acoustic trio Gig, I didn't have one so he borrowed a Pearl Cajon, that was ok, but it did the job, that awakened my interest on the instrument, so for Christmas my dear Wife (God bless her) surprised me by allowing me to go to my local music store, try and choose a Cajon and she would buy it as my Christmas Present, me and my best friend tried all the Cajons on demo, and the most impressive sounding one was indeed this "entry level" LP Black Box! I love the satin finish but when I actually played was when I said THIS IS IT! so just for fun, I sneaked the demo model into the acoustic guitar room and started a jam that lasted around 20 minutes! and an acoustic bass player and other guitarist joined the fun! and this bad boy held it up amazingly well! we both couldn't believe our ears specially with the bass it delivers! you can clearly hear the difference between deep bass and cutting snare this Cajon produces, the pearl one that my friend borrowed and all of the other "pro Cajons" I tried in the store sounded so dull and dead, there was no distinction between bass or snares, just like hitting the same spot all over the front plate! when I left the store, I was so happy with my new instrument, I coudn't believe that the "cheapest and lowest quality" Cajon sounded way better than the other "high end" Cajons! now I own it and is so much fun to play! I never liked traditional percussion but the Cajon is just perfect for me, it's like an acoustic guitar but for drummers! you can play almost any rhythm section and still be able to carry it all with just on hand! perfect alternative for a drum set for acoustic venues! I played my first show with it and I was amazed by the thunderous tone and all the compliments I got from the audience! don't let the "entry level" label fool you, this Cajon is a Keeper!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Expected more snare sound

Use while my wife plays acoustic guitar but the snare sound isn't there!

Use while my wife plays acoustic guitar but the snare sound isn't there!

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Drum Kit in a Box!

By Fearless4u107

from Bridgewater, NJ

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues
    • Unplugged Venues

    Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

    I play Drums but Never played Cajons before until a friend of mine asked me for help with percussion for an acoustic trio Gig, I didn't have one so he borrowed a Pearl Cajon, that was ok, but it did the job, that awakened my interest on the instrument, so for Christmas my dear Wife (God bless her) surprised me by allowing me to go to my local music store, try and choose a Cajon and she would buy it as my Christmas Present, me and my best friend tried all the Cajons on demo, and the most impressive sounding one was indeed this "entry level" LP Black Box! I love the satin finish but when I actually played was when I said THIS IS IT! so just for fun, I sneaked the demo model into the acoustic guitar room and started a jam that lasted around 20 minutes! and an acoustic bass player and other guitarist joined the fun! and this bad boy held it up amazingly well! we both couldn't believe our ears specially with the bass it delivers! you can clearly hear the difference between deep bass and cutting snare this Cajon produces, the pearl one that my friend borrowed and all of the other "pro Cajons" I tried in the store sounded so dull and dead, there was no distinction between bass or snares, just like hitting the same spot all over the front plate! when I left the store, I was so happy with my new instrument, I coudn't believe that the "cheapest and lowest quality" Cajon sounded way better than the other "high end" Cajons! now I own it and is so much fun to play! I never liked traditional percussion but the Cajon is just perfect for me, it's like an acoustic guitar but for drummers! you can play almost any rhythm section and still be able to carry it all with just on hand! perfect alternative for a drum set for acoustic venues! I played my first show with it and I was amazed by the thunderous tone and all the compliments I got from the audience! don't let the "entry level" label fool you, this Cajon is a Keeper!!!

    (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great sound for the meager price!

    By Pixlmadman

    from Chicago, Il

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None At All
    • Took Time To Get Used To

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

    It did take me a little while to learn the ropes, as I'm a new cajon user. Though I've used a few before and have been playing drums for years I had just never gotten around to buying a cajon for personal uses. I needed something that was cheaper than a more expensive model, but didn't sound like it was. This little beauty is just that. After I got the hang of where and how to place my hands as I played, the sound got better and better and now I can get any sound in the book out of it. It feels so natural to play and the black color gives it a sleek look that most others don't have with the plain wood finish. I've had multiple compliments on its sound and I've only owned it for about 2 weeks. Great sound and feel for the price. I'd say it rivals my mentor's much less frugal purchase. The only reason I took off a star is because i never give anything a perfect review. Even if it's deserving. Which this cajon is!

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love it

    By Play for Jesus

    from Tennessee

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Every Drummer Needs One
    • Great product
    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Anywhere
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

    This is a great product with great sound. loads of fun.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would recommend this Cajon to any musician!

    By Pooney

    from Kingwood, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • No cons!

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues

    Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

    I actually bought this Box Cajon for my son who is a drummer and is going off to medical school and can't take his drum set with him. When he opened the box and saw the Cajon, he was ecstatic! He began playing immediately and marveled at the tone and versatility. Said this would be a great de-stresser; to be able to play this instrument in his apartment. I made my decision for this particular Cajon based on the earlier reviews and was very, very glad that I did.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Value

    By Sound Forge

    from Nashville, Tn

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Small Venues

      Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

      My daughter and I have both really enjoyed this cajon. She's 14 and primarily a guitar and bass player. I am 45 and started playing percussion about 1982 I guess...The absolute best musical experiences of our lives have been with me backing her up on this cajon. It could not get more simple and for me fulfilling. Pairs well either all acoustic or if she decides to play through her Blackstar Fly 3 in the park. It's already showing a lot of wear but we haul it around a lot. Price for performance I don't think it can be "beat". :-)

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Solid Little Box!

      By Big D

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Drum circles
        • Informal Jams
        • Small Venues

        Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

        I'm a guitarist most of the time, but I wanted some fun percussion instruments just for goofing around and decided to get this cajon when it was on special. It took a few minutes to figure out how to play it, but once I did, this thing was a blast!

        It's well-made, holds up fine even with a very large fella like myself sitting on it. Tone is nice and even. It gets good bass when you strike near the bottom of the box, and has a nice, bright snappy snare sound when you strike near the top of the box. Once you get the basics down, it's like having a little portable drum kit you can sit on top of.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very nice for the price

        By Geno

        from Cle Elum, WA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Rehabilitation after injury accident

          Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

          I bought this as a gift for my brother who was in a terrible motorcycle accident. Has been good for his rehab to re coordinate his muscles.. He really enjoys it.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Now I know why it was out of stock

          By Island Style

          from Central Valley

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

          Received the Cajon just before Christmas and was able to offer it to a host of musician friends for the annual Christmas jam at my house. Great sound, great versatility. This affordable version does not offer an adjustment for the snare spring, but the whole point of this Latin street instrument is to find the range of sounds on the "skin". From a deep bass in the center to a rich snare at the top edge, there is a great range of sound. While you wouldn't expect a box to be that hard to construct, I've seen a number of other brands in stores that were not nearly as well constructed as this LP model.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good...But a Little Limited

          By SandmanUT

          from SLC, UT

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment

              Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

              Bought this for a Christmas present to one of my children. The build quality is excellent and the finish is great, but it's fairly limited on sounds it can make. The two sides are identical, top to bottom with strikes and there is just one small snare inside in the top front section that doesn't give much sound input.

              You have four basic tones on the box, with three of them coming from the front face. It's still a great bargain, but you'll quickly get bored with its tone and volume and likely look for something else if you're hoping for volume and versatility.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for the price!

              By LA

              from Dallas

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Venues

                Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

                Purchased this for smaller venue settings. It's perfect! I wished it had come with a case/bag for travel.

                Service and delivery comments:

                I received quickly and as promised.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Well built, good sounding cajon.

                By ChiTownMJK

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • Jazz Clubs
                  • Small Venues
                  • Soundtracks

                  Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

                  This is my first cajon. It has a good sound and the low end is better than I expected. It is well built and has a quality finish. I guessed as to the "Best Uses" based on the sound and "playability." It is an outstanding beginner's cajon for sure, but an experienced player could get a lot out of it.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Always reliable!

                  By Apostle D. Paul

                  from Coryell county, Tx

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Flat Sound

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

                  Musicians friend has always been reliable they provided with swift delivery and with a great price! Saved my tail was in need when my drummer couldn't show for our concert! But this provided and easy fix to my problem! Great for outdoor autistic performance and very potable!

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Obsessed

                  By Shelby

                  from TX

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Responsive
                  • Sensitive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

                      This turned out to be the perfect cajon to start learning with! I can't stop playing it....

                       
                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again

                      By Jim

                      from Mira Loma, Ca.

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Sound
                      • Huge Tone
                      • Responsive
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Accompaniment
                        • Small Venues
                        • Soundtracks

                        Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

                        Very surprised at the tone, its a great cajon

                         
                        4.0

                        Just bought it, haven't take it out for a spin yet !

                        By Robrunner67

                        from Brentwood NY

                        About Me Experienced

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Sound
                        • Huge Tone
                        • Responsive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Accompaniment
                          • Jazz Clubs
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

                          Great for acoustic sessions , clubs, churches .

                           
                          5.0

                          Great looking and sounding product

                          By Rafael

                          from Monterey county

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Accompaniment

                            Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

                            always make art and music

                             
                            4.0

                            Affordable cajon with big sound

                            By Contrary Mary

                            from Columbia SC

                            About Me Novice

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Sound
                            • Huge Tone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Accompaniment

                              Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

                              I use this cajon to accompany my husband, who plays the guitar. I also play guitar but had wrist surgery and cannot rotate my wrist for chording. However, I can play the cajon! I want to improve on this cool instrument by incorporating more intricate rhythms. I sometimes play along with recorded music as well to enhance my skills. Overall very good product for the money and I am quite happy with the sound and quality. The Black Box Cajon is a good value.

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Cajon with great value

                              By the guy

                              from denver

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Great Sound
                              • Huge Tone
                              • Responsive

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Accompaniment

                                Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

                                Really a great cajon

                                 
                                5.0

                                Worth every penny!

                                By Nodnarb

                                from Kennewick, WA

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Great Sound

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Accompaniment
                                  • Jazz Clubs
                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

                                  Awesome value! It looks even better in person!

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Good product for the price.

                                  By SE

                                  from Ohio

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Responsive
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about LP City Series Black Box Cajon:

                                      Good product for the price.

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