Cajon Drum Shop

What Is A Cajon

The word Cajon is Spanish in origin.

The word means crate or box or drawer. And this is exactly what a cajon is.

It's a wooden box which is played as a drum.

Since it's early beginnings the design of the the cajon has not changed all that much.

From the most modern up to date cajons with built in amplification and adjustable snare and bass tones to the most humble box, the cajon is still a hollow box usually made from plywood.

The cajon has a thin layer of plywood on one the bottom of a drawer.....and thicker wood to the sides and top, usually the back of the cajon has a sound hole, and simply beating on different parts of the front surface will give different sounds.

A bass drum sound can be achieved from hitting the middle of the playing surface and higher toned sound can be achieved by hitting the box closer to the top. Thus one can play the cajon box drum in a similar way as one would a bass drum and snare or toms.

This makes the box cajon a very versatile and easily transportable instrument.

Most cajons are about one foot square and 18inches tall.
The player sits on the cajon and hits the front surface.

The instrument has become very popular in recent years with acoustic bands and it's very earthy and acoustic sound fits perfectly with other acoustic instruments.

Most people can beat out a basic rhythm on a cajon very easily. But as with all musical instruments practice will bring out the best in the player and also the instrument.

We make a range of cajons so suite all styles, levels of expertise and budget.

Every cajon we produce is handmade and ready to play.


Our Handmade Cajons.

Cajon Drum With Double Snare.

A great cajon with a wide range of sounds.

  • The double 20 strand snares give this cajon a fantastic sizzle at the top end.

  • And the dense 12mm ply gives the cajon a deep and rou...

The Adjustable Snare Cajon Drum.

A Very Versatile Instrument

  • The double 20 strand snares are fully adjustable which gives you great flexibility.

  • With the snares fully on the cajon has a bright live...

The Professional Cajon

A Cajon Drum which sounds fantastic and is equally suited to keeping the beat or taking the lead.

The craftsman built cajon has 3 distinctive sounds:

  • The Bass. The 12mm Birch wood Ply ...

Two Tone Cajon

Two Tonal Chambers:

  • This totally unique and professional-level cajon features an internal tone chamber for the snare and a completely separate tonal chamber for the bass..

  • This gives the snare a fantas...

Flamenco Cajon.

Fully Adjustable Snare and Front Plate:

  • The Traditional Flamenco Cajon has two sets of wires which give a crisp snare sound and are fully adjustable so that you can easily adjust the sound to your liking.

  • ...

Rumba Box.

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...

The Rumba Box is an old bass instrument which was used widely in Mento and Calypso music. It was used as a substitute for the double bass. It is also in the tradition of home made Jug Band instruments.

This is our latest Rumba Box. We have chosen a thin 4mm birch ply for the soundboa...