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Top 25 Cajon Drum Boxes Reviewed

cajon drum reviewsWhile a full drum kit is great at setting the beat, one obvious drawback is that they are not terribly portable.

If you are looking for an easy way to take percussion with you – and to add a distinctive drum sound to any acoustic set – then you can’t beat a great cajon drum.

The cajon – or box drum as some people call them – is a great example of an improvised instrument that worked so well that artists developed them into a new class. Originally just a box or crate pressed into service, today’s professionally made cajons feature exotic woods and internal guitar strings to add different tones and a snare effect.

Of course, as these instruments gained popularity more and more manufacturers started building their own models. To help you cut through all the noise, we reviewed the top 25 cajons on the market.

Best Cajons

There are a variety of different cajons made in different sizes and with different materials. Sorting through it all can be a chore, so to help you out here are our picks for the best cajons for your money:

1. Meinl Jumbo Bass Subwoofer Cajon with Internal Snares

Meinl Jumbo Bass Subwoofer Cajon with Internal Snares review
Current Rating: 4.5
Price: $199.99
This cajon sounds great! The kick and snare sound excellent and create dynamic sounds that change due to where and how you hit the instrument. The sound holes in the front fill a room much better than the traditional rear hole design. There is a handle in the back makes for easy carrying, and the construction is solid.

Meinl Jumbo Bass Subwoofer Cajon with Internal Snares - NOT MADE IN CHINA - Walnut Playing Surface, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (SUBCAJ5WN)
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Meinl Jumbo Bass Subwoofer Cajon with Internal Snares - NOT MADE IN CHINA - Walnut Playing Surface, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (SUBCAJ5WN)
  • MEINL'S BIGGEST AND BASSIEST CAJON: With a low end punch that you will feel the first time you sit down to play, the Mein Jumbo Subwoofer Cajon is mammoth in size and sound. The extra wide and extra deep body allow for superb low note development. The Jumbo Bass Cajon measures 13.5" wide x 19 3/4" tall x 13 3/4" deep.
  • FORWARD FACING SOUND PORTS WITH INTERNAL BASS REFLEX: An internal reflex channel directs the sound out through the forward facing ports to create a bass sound that feels like a kick drum. The forward sound ports replace the traditional rear facing style to envelop the player in a warm mix of bass tones.
  • CRISP SNARE DRUM SOUNDS: Internal fixed snares add the dimension of a crisp snare drum and are great for providing cutting tones when playing near the top corners of the playing surface. The top front plate corners are also adjustable with a screwdriver to alter the amount of distance between the playing surface and Cajon body. This results in enhanced slap tones that can deliver a deep back beat.
  • WALNUT FRONT PLATE AND MDF RESONATING BODY: Equipped with a walnut front plate, this Cajon is ultra-sensitive to soft finger rolls, giving you a wide range of dynamics to play with. The solid MDF body with thick rubber feet resonates fully while providing a strong structure for the instrument.
  • OFFICIAL TWO YEAR MEINL WARRANTY: All Mein cajons carry a two year manufacturer's warranty when purchased from authorized retailers.

2. Roland ELCajon Electronic Layered Cajon

Roland ELCajon Electronic Layered Cajon review
Current Rating: 3.5
Price: $399.99

Roland ELCajon Electronic Layered Cajon, Natural (EC-10)
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Roland ELCajon Electronic Layered Cajon, Natural (EC-10)
  • Unique hybrid instrument combining an authentic acoustic Cajon with Roland's electronic percussion technology
  • Standard Cajon size (50 x 30 x 30 cm), with quality playing surface made of sapele wood
  • Runs on AC power (cable included) or up to 12 hours of continuous playing time with six AA-size batteries
  • 30 built-in electronic kits for layering with acoustic Cajon sounds
  • Each kit includes two independent sounds that can be triggered from the head and edge of the playing surface

3. Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares Baltic Birch Wood

Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares  Baltic Birch Wood  review
Current Rating: 4.6
Price: $69.99

Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares - MADE IN EUROPE - Baltic Birch Wood Compact Size, 2-YEAR WARRANTY, JC50LBNT)
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Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares - MADE IN EUROPE - Baltic Birch Wood Compact Size, 2-YEAR WARRANTY, JC50LBNT)
  • PERFECT FOR JAM SESSIONS AND ACOUSTIC SHOWS: The Meinl compact Jam Cajon is the perfect grab-and-go percussion instrument for singer/songwriter circles, spontaneous jam sessions, and supporting acoustic bands in small intimate settings. Measuring 10.25" wide x 15" tall x 10.25" deep, the Jam Cajon is more compact for easier transport and straightforward use.
  • ALL BIRCH CONSTRUCTION WITH INTERNAL SNARE WIRES: Made entirely of Birch Wood and equipped with internal fixed snare wires, the Meinl Jam Cajon dishes out cutting snare slaps, deep and punchy bass hits, and responsive finger rolls. Great sound is easy to achieve from this Cajon for anyone interested in rhythm, regardless of skill level. Just sit down and play!
  • ADJUSTABLE PLAYING SURFACE: The top front plate corners on the playing surface may be adjusted with a quick turn of a screwdriver to alter the distance between the front plate and the resonating body. This results in a varied amount of "slap" sound that drummers can use to provide a deeper backbeat.
  • REAR PORT IDEAL FOR MIC PLACEMENT: A rear sound port is cut into the back of the birch resonating body to allow air to escape from the Cajon as you play it. This results in enhanced tonal qualities and overall feel. It's also an ideal spot to place a microphone when amplification is needed.
  • OFFICIAL TWO YEAR WARRANTY: All Meinl Cajon's carry a two year manufacturer's warranty when purchased from authorized retailers.

4. Pyle String Cajon – Wooden Percussion Box, with Internal Guitar Strings, Full Size

Pyle String Cajon - Wooden Percussion Box, with Internal Guitar Strings, Full Size review
Current Rating: 4.7
Price: $77.09

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Pyle String Cajon - Wooden Percussion Box, with Internal Guitar Strings, Full Size
  • PERFECT HANDCRAFT : Introducing Pyle string Jam Cajon, a perfect musical instrument that brings more life into your music An amazing hand crafted wooden panel box frame built in classic /traditional instrument style
  • ADJUSTABLE GUITAR STRINGS : Pyle string Jam Cajon is exquisitely engineered to allow musicians to totally express themselves, it features internal Adjustable guitar strings which provides a smooth rhythmic sound production for a better musical experience Strings can be tuned from the bottom of the cajon (hex key included inside)
  • COMPACT AND LIGHTWEIGHT : Comes in a compact size (LxWxH) : 120" x120" x180" and weighs only 109lbs Very light and easy to carry about unlike other heavy and bulky brands of stringed Jam Cajon
  • ANTI-VIBRATION INTERFERENCE : Pyle wooden Cajon percussion box features a rubber- capped feet in order to prevent any possibility of vibration interference and encourage original crystal clear acoustic sound productio
  • BUY WITH PEACE OF MIND : Pyle cajon is backed by 1 year warranty We urge you to purchase with an absolute confidence that your satisfaction is guaranteed

5. Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Metal Strings for Adjustable Snare Effect

Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Metal Strings for Adjustable Snare Effect review
Current Rating: 4.3
Price: $99.99

Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Metal Strings for Adjustable Snare Effect - NOT MADE IN CHINA - Hardwood Full Size, 2-YEAR WARRANTY, HCAJ1NT)
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Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Metal Strings for Adjustable Snare Effect - NOT MADE IN CHINA - Hardwood Full Size, 2-YEAR WARRANTY, HCAJ1NT)
  • PERFECT FOR CREATING DRUMSET GROOVES: Support any style of music in a live or studio setting with bass and snare drum sounds from the Meinl Headliner Series Hardwood String Cajon (measures 11 3/4" wide x 12" deep x 18" tall). The playing surface has two different zones for bass and snare sounds. Playing towards the center of the cajon creates deep bass; striking the top corners gives you a crisp slap tone like a snare drum.
  • HARDWOOD BODY AND PLAYING SURFACE: The solid hardwood body with thick rubber feet has excellent tonal qualities that broaden your bass notes and focus your rolls and corner hits to take your beats to the next level. The deep and punchy frontplate provides the basis for rich sound development. This durable playing surface delivers a full bass spectrum, cutting snare slaps, and responds to soft finger rolls.
  • ADJUSTABLE TOP CORNERS AND INTERNAL STRINGS: Adjustable metal strings span against the inside of the playing surface to add a snare sound and are tuned from the bottom of the cajon (hex key included inside). To alter the amount of "slap" sound from corner hits, the screws located closest to the top corners may be loosed or tightened to vary the amount of gap between the playing surface and cajon body.
  • REAR PORT IDEAL FOR MIC PLACEMENT: A rear sound port is cut into the back of the resonating body to allow air to escape from the cajon as you play it. This results in enhanced tonal qualities and overall feel. This is an ideal spot to place a microphone when amplification is needed.
  • OFFICIAL TWO YEAR MEINL WARRANTY: All Meinl cajons carry a two year manufacturer's warranty when purchased from authorized retailers.Anti-slipping sitting surface

6. Sawtooth ST-CJ120B Cajon Birch Wood with Padded Seat Cushion and Carry Bag

Sawtooth ST-CJ120B Cajon Birch Wood with Padded Seat Cushion and Carry Bag review
Current Rating: 4.3
Price: $68.32

Sawtooth ST-CJ120B Cajon Birch Wood with Padded Seat Cushion and Carry Bag
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Sawtooth ST-CJ120B Cajon Birch Wood with Padded Seat Cushion and Carry Bag
  • Full Size Birch Wood Cajon 20" Tall 12" Wide 12" Deep
  • Adjustable Internal Snare Wire System and Adjustable Front Plate to Achieve Desired Sound
  • Durable Rubber Base Feet
  • Includes Padded Seat Cushion for added comfort
  • Includes Carry Bag for easy transport

7. Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares and FREE Bag

Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares and FREE Bag review
Current Rating: 4.6
Price: $99.99

Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares and FREE Bag - MADE IN EUROPE - Baltic Birch Wood Full Size, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (BC1NTWR)
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Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares and FREE Bag - MADE IN EUROPE - Baltic Birch Wood Full Size, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (BC1NTWR)
  • Made in Europe from Baltic birch wood: Made in Europe from 100% Baltic Birch wood, a wood type commonly found in high end drum set construction for its highly responsive tonal quality. Wine Red finish
  • Includes free Cajon Bag: included Free with this Cajon is the Meinl standard Cajon Gig Bag, which is made with heavy duty nylon and features a strong carrying grip. Perfect for travel and storage
  • Crisp snare sounds: mounted inside the Cajon are two sets of internal Fixed snare wires - the same Type found on Snare drums. This allows players to get a full range of drum set sounds (bass & snare)
  • Rear sound port: a rear sound port is cut into the back of the resonating Body to allow air to escape as you play it, creating maximum resonance. This is also an ideal spot for mic placement
  • Four large rubber feet: attached to the underside of this cajon are rubber feet that keep the instrument stable; these feet also protect the cajon while dampening unwanted vibrations and preserving sound quality

8. Pyle Jam Wooden Cajon Percussion Box, with Internal Guitar Strings (PCJD15)

Pyle Jam Wooden Cajon Percussion Box, with Internal Guitar Strings (PCJD15) review
Current Rating: 4.7
Price: $69.99

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Pyle Jam Wooden Cajon Percussion Box, with Internal Guitar Strings (PCJD15)
  • Compact and Lightweight: Pyle Stringed Jam Cajon is a super compact hand-crafted wooden panel box frame. Designed to be easily carried to musical circles, Jam sessions, and so on. An ideal instrument for singers /song writers for trying out new beats.
  • Rhythmic Sound Production: This perfectly engineered stringed jam Cajon features internal guitar strings, these strings are there to deliver pleasant rhythmic sound production for great listening pleasure of the audience.
  • Anti-Vibration Interference: Pyle wooden Cajon percussion box features a rubber- capped feet in order to prevent any possibility of vibration interference and encourage original crystal clear acoustic sound production.
  • Musical Fun for All Ages: Fun packed musical instrument for all your age groups for various musical circles and jam sessions as well as for supporting acoustic bands.
  • Buy With Peace of Mind: This musical instrument of total size (L xW xH): 12.0"x12.0"x15.0" and weighs just 10.2 lbs is backed by 1 year warranty. We urge you to purchase with an absolute confidence that your satisfaction is guaranteed.

9. Meinl Slaptop Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares and Forward Projecting Sound Ports

Meinl Slaptop Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares and Forward Projecting Sound Ports review
Current Rating: 4.3
Price: $139.99

Meinl Slaptop Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares and Forward Projecting Sound Ports - NOT MADE IN CHINA - Walnut Playing Surface, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (TOPCAJ2WN)
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Meinl Slaptop Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares and Forward Projecting Sound Ports - NOT MADE IN CHINA - Walnut Playing Surface, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (TOPCAJ2WN)
  • For upright playing: the unique design of the Meinl Slaptop Cajon allows players to sit up naturally with the playing surface in their lap, instead of reaching down to strike the cajon (measures 18 1/2" wide x 14" tall x 9 1/2 deep)
  • Walnut playing surface with internal snares: fixed snare wires are positioned on both ends of the walnut playing surface, allowing for bass notes to be played in the middle
  • Forward facing sound ports: the forward facing ports on the Slaptop Cajon ensure that your notes project to your audience with total clarity; separate ports are positioned for bass and snare
  • Perfect for any setting: support any style of music in a live or studio setting with bass and snare drum sounds that simulate a drum set
  • Play with your hands or brushes: The upright position makes it easy to play the slaptop cajon with brushes like a snare drum, and of course it may be played with your hands like a standard cajon

10. Moukey Full Size Cajon Drum DCD-1 Wooden Drum Box

Moukey Full Size Cajon Drum DCD-1 Wooden Drum Box  review
Current Rating: 4.8
Price: $99.99

Moukey Full Size Cajon Drum DCD-1 Wooden Drum Box Birchwood Percussion Internal Metal Strings with Bag
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Moukey Full Size Cajon Drum DCD-1 Wooden Drum Box Birchwood Percussion Internal Metal Strings with Bag
  • Perfect Handcraft: An amazing hand crafted wooden panel box frame built in classic instrument style.An ideal instrument for singers /song writers for trying out new beats.
  • Pleasant Rhythmic Sound: This perfectly engineered stringed Cajon features internal guitar strings, these strings are there to deliver pleasant rhythmic sound production for great listening pleasure of the audience.
  • Anti-Vibration Interference: The cajon percussion box features a rubber-capped feet in order to prevent any possibility of vibration interference and encourage original crystal clear acoustic sound production.
  • Come with Cajon Gig Bag: Included with the high quality cajon gig bag that is made with heavy duty nylon to ensure safe transportation and storage of your cajon.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed - All Moukey products are built to last. We provide 1 year manufacturer's warranty and world class customer service, you can rest assured to buy our products.

11. Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Metal Strings with Makah Burl Frontplate

Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Metal Strings  with Makah Burl Frontplate review
Current Rating: 4.2
Price: $149.99

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Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Metal Strings for Adjustable Snare Effect - NOT MADE IN CHINA - Hardwood Full Size with Makah Burl Frontplate, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (CAJ3MB-M)
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Meinl Cajon Box Drum with Internal Metal Strings for Adjustable Snare Effect - NOT MADE IN CHINA - Hardwood Full Size with Makah Burl Frontplate, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (CAJ3MB-M)
  • CREATE BASS AND SNARE SOUNDS: The hardwood resonating body and Makah Burl frontplate respond with punchy bass and articulate snare notes. Perfect for drumset rhythms and equipped with a seating pad.
  • STEEL CAJON STRINGS: This is equipped with strings that allow you to achieve crisp and articulate snare notes with a sensitive response.
  • REAR SOUND PORT: A rear sound port is cut into the back of the resonating body to allow air to escape as you play it, creating maximum resonance. This is also an ideal spot for mic placement.
  • PERFECT FOR ANY SETTING: Support any style of music in a live or studio setting with bass and snare drum sounds to simulate a drumset.
  • Four large rubber feet: attached to the underside of this cajon are rubber feet that keep the instrument stable; these feet also protect the cajon while dampening unwanted vibrations and preserving sound quality

12. Sawtooth Harmony Series Hand Stained Elephant Design Travel Size Cajon

Sawtooth Harmony Series Hand Stained Elephant Design Travel Size Cajon review
Current Rating: 4.2
Price: from $42.98

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Sawtooth Harmony Series Hand Stained Elephant Design Travel Size Cajon
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Sawtooth Harmony Series Hand Stained Elephant Design Travel Size Cajon
  • Dimensions: 9.5" wide x 10" deep x 15" tall. Each Cajon is hand painted & stained
  • 6 evenly spaced horizontal coiled snare wires offer consistent snare response. Durable rubber base feet raise the cajon off of the floor/stage, protecting the cajon's shell
  • Adjustable top front plate corners allow you to alter the distance between the playing surface and the cajon body, resulting in a varied amount of slap sounds when playing the corners
  • Play towards the center of the front plate for deep and punchy bass notes, and toward the top center/corners for snare slap
  • Travel Size Cajon, perfect for children!

13. Meinl Percussion Cajon with Internal Metal Strings for Adjustable Snare Effect American White Ash

Meinl Percussion Cajon with Internal Metal Strings for Adjustable Snare Effect  American White Ash review
Current Rating: 4.3
Price: $119.99

Meinl Percussion Cajon with Internal Metal Strings for Adjustable Snare Effect - NOT MADE IN CHINA - American White Ash with MDF Body, 2-YEAR WARRANTY, HCAJ1AWA)
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Meinl Percussion Cajon with Internal Metal Strings for Adjustable Snare Effect - NOT MADE IN CHINA - American White Ash with MDF Body, 2-YEAR WARRANTY, HCAJ1AWA)
  • PERFECT FOR CREATING DRUMSET GROOVES: Support any style of music in a live or studio setting with bass and snare drum sounds from the Mein Headliner Series American White Ash String Cajon (measures 11 3/4" wide x 12" deep x 18" tall). The playing surface has two different zones for bass and snare sounds. Playing towards the center of the cajon creates deep bass; striking the top corners gives you a crisp slap tone like a snare drum.
  • SOLID MDF BODY AND WOOD PLAYING SURFACE: The textured MDF body with thick rubber feet has excellent tonal qualities that broaden your bass notes and focus your rolls and corner hits to take your beats to the next level. The deep and punchy Stained American White Ash front plate provides the basis for rich sound development. This durable playing surface delivers a full bass spectrum, cutting snare slaps, and responds to soft finger rolls.
  • ADJUSTABLE TOP CORNERS AND INTERNAL STRINGS: Adjustable metal strings span against the inside of the playing surface to add a snare sound and are tuned from the bottom of the cajon (hex key included inside). To alter the amount of "slap" sound from corner hits, the screws located closest to the top corners may be loosed or tightened to vary the amount of gap between the playing surface and cajon body.
  • REAR PORT IDEAL FOR MIC PLACEMENT: A rear sound port is cut into the back of the resonating body to allow air to escape from the cajon as you play it. This results in enhanced tonal qualities and overall feel. This is an ideal spot to place a microphone when amplification is needed.
  • OFFICIAL TWO YEAR MEINL WARRANTY: All Mein cajons carry a two year manufacturer's warranty when purchased from authorized retailers. Ideal for any skill level and musician, Mein Headliner String Cajon's are more than capable to integrate into your main act.

14. Meinl Pickup Slaptop Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares and Forward Projecting Sound Ports Mahogany

Meinl Pickup Slaptop Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares and Forward Projecting Sound Ports Mahogany  review
Current Rating: 5.0
Price: $129.99

Meinl Pickup Slaptop Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares and Forward Projecting Sound Ports - NOT MADE IN CHINA - Mahogany Playing Surface, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (PTOPCAJ4MH-M)
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Meinl Pickup Slaptop Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares and Forward Projecting Sound Ports - NOT MADE IN CHINA - Mahogany Playing Surface, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (PTOPCAJ4MH-M)
  • For upright playing: the unique design of the Meinl slap top cajon allows players to sit up naturally with the playing surface in their lap instead of reaching down to strike the cajon
  • Passive piezo pickups: individually control the tone of your bass and snare with adjustable EQ knobs to dial in the right mix; a 1/4" output jack allows you to plug into an amp or DI
  • Mahogany playing surface with internal snares: fixed snare wires are positioned to one end of the mahogany playing surface, allowing separate bass and snare notes for limitless grooves
  • Forward facing sound ports: the forward facing ports on the slap top cajon ensure that your notes project to your audience with total clarity; separate ports are positioned for bass and snare
  • Compact size: these cajons fit comfortably on your lap and are easy to travel with due to their compact size (measures 7 1/4" wide x 8 1/4" tall x 14 3/4" long)

15. A Tempo Percussion Dos Voces (Two Voices) Cajon with Free Gig Bag

A Tempo Percussion Dos Voces (Two Voices) Cajon with Free Gig Bag review
Current Rating: 4.8
Price: $220.00

A Tempo Percussion Dos Voces (Two Voices) Cajon with Free Gig Bag
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A Tempo Percussion Dos Voces (Two Voices) Cajon with Free Gig Bag
  • Designed with two playing surfaces and the sound port on the side, this cajón offers two distinct sounds, or voices.
  • One side has a traditional Peruvian sound with no snares and a partially sealed playing surface. Sound from this side is warm and mellow with a pure bass tone - perfect for softer songs or acoustic sets.
  • The opposite side has the same snare configuration as our El Flamenco cajon with snare strings running from top to bottom against the back of the playing surface.This side has a more aggressive sound that is better for louder gigs or traditional flamenco playing.
  • The body of the Dos Voces Cajon is made from solid, furniture-grade panels of Mohena, with dovetail joints and a beautiful gloss finish.
  • Made by hand in Peru by A Tempo Percusion and includes a free gig bag.

16. LP Aspire Accents Wire Cajon Dark Wood Streak LPA1332-DWS

LP Aspire Accents Wire Cajon Dark Wood Streak LPA1332-DWS review
Current Rating: 4.0
Price: $168.48

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LP Aspire Accents Wire Cajon Dark Wood Streak LPA1332-DWS
  • H-17 1/4" W-11¾" D-12"
  • Birch/Poplar body and soundboard
  • 3 Sets of DW snare wires
  • Textured seating surface and rounded corners
  • 3-step streak finishing process provides a truly unique look

17. Echoslap GFX Ship Cajon, Black, Hand Crafted

Echoslap GFX Ship Cajon, Black, Hand Crafted review
Current Rating: 4.7
Price: $159.00

Echoslap GFX Ship Cajon, Black, Hand Crafted, 21 Coiled Snare Wires, Deep Bass, Maple Frontplate, Hardwood Body + Free Gig Bag
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Echoslap GFX Ship Cajon, Black, Hand Crafted, 21 Coiled Snare Wires, Deep Bass, Maple Frontplate, Hardwood Body + Free Gig Bag
  • The Ship Graphics Cajon has dynamic looking Ship pattern on the face and sides and a stage hiding flat black back with a Hardwood Body for super deep bass tones and a Maple Front Plate to fine tune your slap and snare sounds. This Cajon comes with a Free Gig Bag.
  • A set of 21 Coiled Snare Wires make this Cajon a Distinctive Sizzle Snare Tone and the adjustable front plate screws allow you to find tune the snap in your slap tones.
  • This Full Size Cajon is Individually Hand Crafted and Hand Adjusted by musicians for Superior sound to Inspire Your Music! The Endless combinations of Snare, Slap and Bass Tones created in different locations on the Face of the Cajon make it a Virtual Drumset in a Box!
  • Live or in Studio, you will feel great experiencing the full bass spectrum, sizzle snares, slap and responsive finger rolls, inspiring your beats and music. The padded top and Rich Tones will keep you in your groove for hours, solo or with friends. The Rear Sound Hole is Ideal for Mic Amplification and extends the Bass to fill the room. A Padded Top and Rubber feet add to your comfort and protection of this Attractive Cajon.
  • The GFX Cajon from CNZ Audio is also available in these Designs:: Lovers Vintage Art, Cherish the Moments Vintage Text, Tiger Print, Leopard Print & Snake Print! Inspire Your Music Today!

18. Meinl Pickup Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares Baltic Birch Wood

Meinl Pickup Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares  Baltic Birch Wood review
Current Rating: 4.7
Price: $159.99

Meinl Pickup Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares - MADE IN EUROPE - Baltic Birch Wood, Snarecraft Series, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (PSC100B)
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Meinl Pickup Cajon Box Drum with Internal Snares - MADE IN EUROPE - Baltic Birch Wood, Snarecraft Series, 2-YEAR WARRANTY (PSC100B)
  • Passive piezo pickups: individually control the tone of your bass and snare with adjustable knobs to dial in the right mix for the occasion. Also included is a volume knob. Great for di or amps
  • Baltic birch wood, Made in Europe: the Baltic birch resonating Body and playing surface produce a rich, full sound. The corners are rounded off for more comfortable playing. Made in Europe
  • Crisp snare sounds: two sets of snare wires are fixed against the front plate to produce an expressive snare effect that perfectly compliments the bass notes in order to cover every sonic possibility
  • Great for live acoustic gigs: plug in at a large venue or play acoustically at a coffeehouse. The options are limitless with this extremely versatile instrument
  • Four large rubber feet: attached to the underside of this Cajon are rubber feet that keep the instrument stable; these feet also protect the Cajon while dampening unwanted vibrations and preserving sound quality

19. LP Americana Groove Wire Cajon LP1427

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Current Rating: 4.7
Price: $179.99

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LP Americana Groove Wire Cajon LP1427
  • H-18 1/2" W-11" D-10 1/4"
  • Hand-select Baltic Birch body and soundboard
  • Superior durability and resonance
  • Rounded corners for playing comfort
  • Made in the USA

20. Latin Percussion Cajon, inch (LP1428NY)

Latin Percussion Cajon, inch (LP1428NY) review
Current Rating: 3.9
Price: $78.86

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Latin Percussion Cajon, inch (LP1428NY)
  • Baltic Birch/Poplar Soundboard responds with a warm, musical tone
  • Smooth, sleek black matte finished MDF Body
  • Balanced design provides a full bass thump & distinct snare slap
  • Portability: Small footprint, big sound!
  • Fixed snare wires offer clear attack

21. Echoslap Vintage Crate Cajon -Vintage Dark, Hand Crafted, Siam Oak Body

Echoslap Vintage Crate Cajon -Vintage Dark, Hand Crafted, Siam Oak Body review
Current Rating: 4.0
Price: $149.00

Echoslap Vintage Crate Cajon -Vintage Dark, Hand Crafted, Siam Oak Body, Maple Front Plus Gig Bag
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Echoslap Vintage Crate Cajon -Vintage Dark, Hand Crafted, Siam Oak Body, Maple Front Plus Gig Bag
  • The Vintage Crate Cajon looks like an old shipping crate and is inspired from the Original, Old World, South American Instrument. The vintage Dark Wood Grain Finish compliments the Siam Oak Body and Maple Front Plate will Inspire your Music on Stage or in the Studio. These original designs of the Echoslap Percussion Cajons are brought to you by CNZ Audio. On top of the Awesomeness, a Free Gig Bag Carrying Case Included! This Cajon comes with a Free Gig Bag.
  • The Adjustable Snare wires cross the the Cajon face 4 times to fine tune your Snare Tone-Wrench Included. The Adjustable Corner Screws give you full control of the Snap in your Slap. The Solid Bass Tones of the Siam Oak Body Creates a RIch Sound!
  • This Full Size Cajon is Individually Hand Crafted and Hand Adjusted by musicians for Superior sound to Inspire Your Music! The Endless combinations of Snare, Slap and Bass Tones created in different locations on the Face of the Cajon make it a Virtual Drumset in a Box!
  • Live or in Studio, you will feel great experiencing the full bass spectrum, sizzle snares, slap and responsive finger rolls, inspiring your beats and music. The padded top and Rich Tones will keep you in your groove for hours, solo or with friends.
  • The Rear Sound Hole is Ideal for Mic Amplification and extends the Bass to fill the room. A Padded Top and Rubber feet add to your comfort and protection of this Attractive Cajon. Inspire Your Music Today! A Free Gig Bag Carrying Case Included to protect your Drum and make it easier to carry!! How Sweet is that?

22. Pearl PBC507 Box Cajon, Gypsy Brown

Pearl PBC507 Box Cajon, Gypsy Brown review
Current Rating: 3.9
Price: $160.13

Pearl PBC507 Box Cajon, Gypsy Brown
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Pearl PBC507 Box Cajon, Gypsy Brown
  • Constructed from Asiatic Pine
  • Gypsy Brown Matte Lacquer
  • Model:PBC507 Box Cajon in Gypsy Brown
  • Case:PSC1213CJ Bag for Box Cajon

23. Latin Percussion Matador Whiskey Barrel Cajon -Tumba

Latin Percussion Matador Whiskey Barrel Cajon -Tumba review
Current Rating: 4.5
Price: $207.40

Latin Percussion Matador Whiskey Barrel Cajon -Tumba
7 Reviews
Latin Percussion Matador Whiskey Barrel Cajon -Tumba
  • Cajon with Rounded New Zealand Pine Shell
  • Poplar Soundboard

24. Meinl Percussion Cajon Box Drum with Internal Metal Strings Amber Tiger Stripe

Meinl Percussion Cajon Box Drum with Internal Metal Strings Amber Tiger Stripe review
Current Rating: 4.1
Price: $129.99

Meinl Percussion Cajon Box Drum with Internal Metal Strings for Adjustable Snare Effect-NOT Made in China - Amber Tiger Stripe Full Size, 2-YEAR WARRANTY, HCAJ2AMTS)
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Meinl Percussion Cajon Box Drum with Internal Metal Strings for Adjustable Snare Effect-NOT Made in China - Amber Tiger Stripe Full Size, 2-YEAR WARRANTY, HCAJ2AMTS)
  • Sturdy resonating Body: The MDF resonating Body combined with a striking tiger stripe design create outstanding sound as well as visual appeal
  • Adjustable steel Cajon strings: specially made strings allow you to achieve crisp and articulate snare notes with a sensitive response. Adjustable for different string tension
  • Rear sound port: a rear sound port is cut into the back of the resonating Body to allow air to escape as you play it, creating maximum resonance. This is also an ideal spot for mic placement
  • Perfect for any setting: support any style of music in a live or studio setting with bass and snare drum sounds to simulate a drum set
  • Four large rubber feet: attached to the underside of this cajon are rubber feet that keep the instrument stable; these feet also protect the cajon while dampening unwanted vibrations and preserving sound quality

25. Echoslap Vintage Crate Cajon -Vintage American Flag

Echoslap Vintage Crate Cajon -Vintage American Flag review
Current Rating: 3.6
Price: $149.00

Echoslap Vintage Crate Cajon -Vintage American Flag, Hand Crafted, Siam Oak Body, Plus Gig Back
7 Reviews
Echoslap Vintage Crate Cajon -Vintage American Flag, Hand Crafted, Siam Oak Body, Plus Gig Back
  • God Bless America! The Vintage Crate Cajon looks like an old shipping crate and is inspired from the Original, Old World, South American Instrument. The Vintage Dark Wood Grain Finish on the Siam Oak Body and Dynamic, Vintage American Flag Maple Front Plate will Inspire your Music on Stage or in the Studio. These original designs of the Echoslap Percussion Cajons are brought to you by CNZ Audio. On top of the Awesomeness, a Free Gig Bag Carrying Case Included!
  • The Adjustable Snare wires cross the the Cajon face 4 times to fine tune your Snare Tone-Wrench Included. The Adjustable Corner Screws give you full control of the Snap in your Slap. The Solid Bass Tones of the Siam Oak Body Creates a Rich Sound! This Cajon comes with a Free Gig Bag.
  • This Full Size Cajon is Individually Hand Crafted and Hand Adjusted by musicians for Superior sound to Inspire Your Music! The Endless combinations of Snare, Slap and Bass Tones created in different locations on the Face of the Cajon make it a Virtual Drumset in a Box!
  • Live or in Studio, you will feel great experiencing the full bass spectrum, sizzle snares, slap and responsive finger rolls, inspiring your beats and music. The padded top and Rich Tones will keep you in your groove for hours, solo or with friends.
  • The Rear Sound Hole is Ideal for Mic Amplification and extends the Bass to fill the room. A Padded Top and Rubber feet add to your comfort and protection of this Attractive Cajon. Inspire Your Music Today! A Free Gig Bag Carrying Case is Included to protect your drum and make it easier to carry around. How Sweet is that?

How To Play The Cajon

If you are a drummer who has never played a cajon box drum before, here is a great first lesson video from YouTube: