Source Of Cajon

- Jul 31, 2019-


Source of Cajon


Cajon's Spanish pronunciation is Ka-hone, which originally meant a box, drawer or a wooden box for carrying goods.


Cajon is a hexahedron. It consists mainly of six planks. In addition to the five faces except the tapping surface, 1.3-1.9 cm thick planks are usually used. The tapping surface is composed of a thinner plank and fixed by nails. The back panel corresponding to the tapping surface will open a 4-5 inch resonance hole as a resonance surface.


There is usually a gap at the upper end of the Cajon tapping surface, and the corner portion and the box can be collided by tapping to give a higher sound.


The original Cajon was just a square box of pure wood, and now different instrument companies are beginning to improve and optimize Cajon, such as adding a rubber mat to the bottom, adding nails to the percussion panel, and knocking in the inner cavity. The face-faced version adds sound strings of various materials such as guitar strings and military drum springs to improve Cajon's sound. Sometimes in order to get more different sounds, you will also add bells on the inside of Cajon's tapping surface or support beam.


As a performer and percussionist, Cajon's tone is also changed by playing Cajon's different faces and different positions. In addition to sitting on top of it, Cajon can also be placed on the ground with the drum facing up, standing or sitting on a chair.


There are many different Cajon models to choose from, and we  sincerely invite global buyers  to contact us.


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