Ebony Stripped Cajon Drum
Mano MP-CAJ100-ES is an excellent entry level cajon drum that features a striped ebony head, a removable snare wire block, a foam pad seat cushion, and a padded carry bag with backpack straps.
The removable snare wire block makes it more versatile from a tone perspective than most cajons (especially in this price range), while the added accessories make it an exceptional value for money instrument.
About the Cajon Drum as An Instrument
A cajon is a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru, played by slapping the front or rear faces with the hands, fingers, or sometimes various implements such as brushes, mallets, or sticks.
Cajones are primarily played in Afro-Peruvian music, as well as contemporary styles of flamenco and jazz among other genres.
These instruments can also be used in Latin American Music and Mexican folk music, and have had a major surge in popularity in recent years in almost all genres that play acoustic musical instruments due to the compact and portable nature of the instrument.
How to Use:
The player sits astride the box, tilting it at an angle while striking the head between their knees.
The percussionist can play the sides with the top of their palms and fingers for additional sounds.
The instrument can also be played with plastic and metal brushes, as used for drum kits.
Another way of playing the cajon is to use an ordinary bass drum pedal, thus turning the cajon into an indirect percussion instrument which can be played with the feet.
This enables the player to beat it just like a pedal-bass drum, thus leaving the hands (and one other foot) free to play other instruments.
On the other hand, it also restricts the player's standard cajon-playing position, as when the cajon is placed on the ground, in the bass drum location, it is hard for the performer to slap it with their hands.
General Specs and Features:
Ebony Satin Veneer Front
Removable Foam Cushion
Removable Snare Wire Block
Approx. Size: 29.5cm x 30cm x 50cm
Approx. Weight: 6kg