The MEINL Headliner Series Cajons deliver the classic cajon sound at an affordable price and can be used in Flamenco or World Music. They are also very useful during unplugged gigs for delivering the rhythmic foundation for a whole band when a full drum set can't be used.
The MEINL Headliner Series Cajon delivers the classic cajon sound at an affordable price, and can be used in Flamenco or world music. It is also very useful during unplugged gigs for delivering the rhythmic foundation for a whole band when a full drum set can't be used. For more sound options, the top corners of the cajon can be adjusted, allowing the player to customize the amount of snap desired.
Classic cajon sound at an affordable price. Click here for a larger image
Anti-slipping sitting surface. Click here for a larger image.
Adjustable sizzle effect.
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Rubber Wood Headliner Series Cajon
- Rubber wood frontplate
- Rubber wood resonating body
- Adjustable top corners
- Adjustable sizzle effect
- Anti-slipping sitting surface
- Matte Finish
Adjustable Sizzle Effect
This Cajon features a built in adjustable sizzle effect. Guitar strings touch the frontplate on the inside and span from top to bottom delivering a sensitive rattle that can be adjusted to fit various musical applications.
This cajon has heavy duty rubber feet for a solid base and an anti-slip sitting surface. The top corners can be adjusted by loosening or tightening the corner screws. This will alter the distance between the top corners of the frontplate and cajon body resulting in the players desired amount of "slap" sound.
The Cajon Today
Percussionist Alex Acuna from Peru was responsible for introducing the cajon into mainstream culture when he, Chick Corea, and Paco de Lucia used it for the "Touchstone" album. In the present day and age, the cajon is used as accompaniment in all forms of music, whether it's rock, pop, flamenco or any other style. Most of all you'll find the cajon used as a substitute for the drum set, especially in unplugged situations. The Cajon has everything a drummer needs: the bass, the snare and the slap, all in one instrument!
History of the Cajon
The cajon originated from wooden crates that were used for the purpose of transporting food goods such as flour, fish, meat, vegetables and fruits. The cajon has origins in Cuba and Peru. The lack of drums in Cuba forced poor people to play rhythms on crates. In Peru slaves used food crates as an alternative for drums because they were prohibited from having musical instruments. Using food crates as instruments was an effective way of keeping culture, tradition, and music alive. The cajon was originally used in Afro-Cuban and Afro-Peruvian music.
MEINL Is a Member of the Germany Working Group of the Forest Stewards Council: FSC
The traditional plantation of rubber wood (Hevea brasiliensis Muell.-Arg.) in Thailand meets all ecological requirements. In a natural evolution, new trees are planted and the older ones, which have ceased to provide latex, are harvested. In this way, plenty of raw material is available and the valuable rain forest eco-system is preserved. In addition to rubber wood (Hevea brasiliensis Muell.-Arg.), we also utilize American White Ash (Fraxinus americana L.) which meets all the CITES-regulations set in the "Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora."
What's in the Box
MEINL Headliner Cajon (Rubber Wood), Allen wrench