Cajon Drum Shop

Cajon Drums - Handmade In The UK

Rumba Box - £215.00

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Authentic Mento Sound

  • This is a traditional mento (early Jamaican/Caribbean) instrument which substituted for the double bass.
  • It has 6 keys which can be independently tuned. (We have it tuned to the key of G but you can tune it however you like with a pair of pliers.
  • It sound fantastic.

Deep Resonant Bass:

  • The Rumba Box has a beautiful round and deep bass tone with a slight chime from the keys themselves.
  • Great for Reggae, Ska, Rock Steady, Mento and many other styles of music.
  • Like a cajon you sit on the Rumba Box and play the keys with your fingers.

Robust Construction:

  • The Rumba Box is constructed from 9mm Birch ply.
  • Glued and jointed for strength.

This instrument is perfect for Busking, Recording or Playing Live.

We make these Rumba Boxes to order and each instrument will take about 7 days to make

We do a number of hand painted motifs and we are open to suggestions for a customized finish.


I've also played live with's fantastic for acoustic nights and open mic sessions.

(The sound clip for this model is recorded using a bass drum mic positioned near the sound-hole and a condenser mic at the front.)

Dimentions in cm:

Height : 48.00
Width : 60.00
Depth : 30.00

1 In Stock.


My name is Freddy Nelson and me and my mate Chris have built many cajons. We love it. We will make you a quality cajon, sand it, oil it and finish it, test it, pack it up and post it directly to you.

All of our cajons are handmade by us in our workshop to very high standards.

We use only the best hand picked quality laminated wood and we construct cajon drums that are robust and produce a wide range of dynamic sounds.

If you are going to be playing your cajon for extended periods of time you want it to be easy to play. The super thin and flexible Birch wood ply playing surface of our cajons makes them very responsive to the tightest tap and also strong enough to take a good beating (when the moment takes you).

Take a look at the different models we make and take a listen to the sound clips and songs recorded with our cajons.

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