• Axiom Cajon - 50cm Silverwood Cajon with Snare wire and Carry Bag

    Axiom - Local Australian Musical Instrument Specialist
    AU $119.00
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  • Pearl Primero Box Cajon Drum - Gypsy Brown Finish - PBC-507

    The Pearl PBC-507 Primero Box Cajon in constructed from Asiatic Pine and finished in Gypsy Brown matte laquer. Pearl Primero Box Cajon Drum. Gypsy Brown Finish - PBC-507.
    AU $198.45
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  • Axiom Cajon - 50cm Full Sized Cajon with Snare wire and Carry Bag

    Axiom - Local Australian Musical Instrument Specialist
    AU $119.00
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  • LP Latin Percussion Black Box Wire Cajon - model LP1428NY

    The most popular cajon, from Latin Percussion (LP), the world’s biggest manufacturer of quality cajon’s and percussion instruments for latin music. LP know how to make great sounding and durable cajon’s.
    AU $120.00
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  • GECKO Traveling Cajon Drum Boxing Percussion With Braces Bag AU STOCK

    Feature: professional performance cajon drum with sensitive middle, high and bass sound. 1x Cajon drum. 1x high quality nylon bag (optional). - Finish: environmental protection polish & paint. 1x Brace.
    AU $72.98
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  • AMS MP985M Mano Percussion Cajon Drum Maple Finish - BM - Belfield Music

    Played using both hands in a Bongo/Conga type fashion and producing a sound that will carry you away in spirit to the land of the "Biological Engine Room". To give this particular Cajon an element of timbre from the great beyond, Mano Percussion have ensconced this quadrilateral cube of aural delight with a Maple Veneer.
    AU $129.00
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  • MINI CAJON DRUM - MP Drummers Wooden Rhythm Box *NEW* Ebony Veneer

    MANO PERCUSSION - Mini Cajon with adjustable snare.
    AU $99.00
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  • MANO PERCUSSION - SMALL CAJON - PERCUSSION BOX

    Natural finish. Dimensions: 35 x 22 x 22cm.
    AU $99.00
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  • Large ROSEWOOD MANO PERCUSSION CAJON DRUM, WOODEN RHYTHM BOX, PADDED GIG BAG

    Supplied with padded heavy duty nylon waterproof yarn carry bag. Rosewood veneer front. Not covered. Credit card or debit card.
    AU $119.00
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  • Wooden Cajon Box Drum Hand Drum with Adjustable Strings Carrying Bag D8O6

    With 4 rubber feet at the bottom for protecting the box drum from dirt and scratch. Can loose or tight the strings via the included allen wrench to adjust the sound of the cajon. Compact size box drum in natural color.
    AU $89.82
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  • ammoon Compact Travel Cajon Flat Hand Drum Persussion Instrument K8B5

    Special flat shape cajon, compact size, easy to take along. 1 Flat Cajon. Slapping the cajon with your palms or fingers to create different rhythms. 35 27.5 6cm / 13.8 10.8 2.4in. 1200g / 2.6lb.
    AU $46.05
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    Trending at AU $47.34
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  • Cajon Drum 16" Drummers Wooden Rhythm Box Hand Drum Percussion Blue RD-01

    This 16" Wooden Cajon has a set of wire snares for vibrant flamenco trills and rich bass tones. It features large rubber feet to keep the cajon in place during play. 16" Wooden Cajon With Protective Case.
    AU $141.55
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  • 28.9x23x9.6cm Professional Cajon Drum Boxing Maple Wooden Striped Color

    Feature: 1.Every product has a unique Manufacturing Part Number label on the inner package that proves it has been qualified,which include Part Number,Model Number and inspection date information; 2.If you have any questions about the item,please provide us the Manufacturing Part Number for checking,your profits will be guaranteed. 3.Made of maple wood,striped color cajon box 4.High quality maple wood,environmental protection polish & paint 5.Professional performance cajon drum with sensitive middle, high and bass sound 6.Can loose or tight the strings via the included allen wrench to adjust the sound of the cajon. Specification Material:Maple Wood .
    AU $64.78
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  • GECKO L03 Standard Adult Cajon Box Drum Bag Backpack Case 5MM Padded H1Y4

    Black shoulder bag with measures 32 33 50cm, designed for adult box drum. Made of durable 600D cloth with soft nylon lining and 5mm cotton padding. The box drum showed in the picture is not included.
    AU $29.45
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  • ammoon Wooden Cajon Hand Drum Children Box Drum + Stings Rubber Feet Z2Y5

    With 4 rubber feet in the bottom of the cajon. Can loose or tight the strings via the included allen wrench to adjust the sound of the cajon. 1 Box Drum. 28 27 40cm / 11 10.6 15.7in. Suitable for children musical education and rhythm practice.
    AU $77.96
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  • Toca Rattler/Vibraslap Hand Percussion Sound Effect

    Toca Rattler/Vibraslap Hand Percussion Sound Effect Toca Rattler Effect. Resembles rattle-like sound when struck. Toca Rattler Effect. © Industrie Music. 10 For 10 Classical Piano Arrangements. 10 For 10 Country Hits Easy Piano Arr Coates.
    AU $40.95
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  • De Gregorio Calima Cajon All Birch Front Back and Sides

    The Calima is a no-nonsense cajon for the novice and the professional alike. With an all-birch body, a 3-ply, 3 mm birch front-plate (tapa), and 2 tunable steel-string snares, this cajon is everything you want with nothing you don't.
    AU $349.00
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  • De Gregorio Compass Cajon Birch front with Red sides

    DE GREGORIO COMPASS CAJON RED SIDES. For those seeking a top-quality instrument at an entry-level price, we proudly present the DG Compass cajon. Made from MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard; an eco-friendly composite made from recycled wood fibers), the Compass features a 3-ply, 3.5 mm Baltic birch front-plate, a two-string tunable snare system, and a beautiful black polyurethane finish.
    AU $249.00
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  • De Gregorio Compass Cajon Birch front with Black sides

    For those seeking a top-quality instrument at an entry-level price, we proudly present the DG Compass cajon. Made from MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard; an eco-friendly composite made from recycled wood fibers), the Compass features a 3-ply, 3.5 mm Baltic birch front-plate, a two-string tunable snare system, and a beautiful black polyurethane finish.
    AU $249.00
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  • Woodskin Single Kick Cajon

    The woodskin cajon is a revolutionary design. It is a totally awesome stand along cajon and then some. Make sure you check your spam folder too. You can check if you are in the networkhere. A built in kick pedal allow a thumping stomp bass like that of a drum kit bass.
    AU $895.00
    AU $9.90 postage
  • Woodskin Double Kick Cajon

    The woodskin cajon is a revolutionary design. It is a totally awesome stand along cajon and then some. A built in kick pedal allow a thumping stomp bass like that of a drum kit bass. Kick pedal folds down for easy travelling.
    AU $995.00
    AU $9.90 postage
  • Woodskin Cajon Standard

    Comes as standard with switchable snare and switchable tone control. Each are operated without switching noise 'whilst you are playing' using the easy to reach black switch panel. The Woodskin. You can check if you are in the networkhere.
    AU $795.00
    AU $9.90 postage
  • PUR Cajon Compact QS Ebano

    We are pretty quick! 98% of all orders go out within 24 hours. This premium cajon features a sandwich constructed Ebony and Maple veneer producing even sound, the PUR quick snare function, factory aligned clap corners at the front and conga/ bongo sound at the back.
    AU $699.95
    AU $9.90 postage
  • De Gregorio Kiyo 2 Cajon Full Birch Cajon Drum

    The Kiyo 2 has an all-birch plywood body, and it features our patented Pre-Tuned Tapa system- a system unique to DG. We affix 10 snare-wires to the inner-side of the playing surface at optimal tension with high-strength thermic glue, allowing for a great, traditional snare sound without the the worry of actually tuning the wires.
    AU $328.00
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  • Meinl Percussion JC50LBNT Birch Wood Compact Jam Cajon with Internal Snares

    ALL BIRCH CONSTRUCTION WITH INTERNAL SNARE WIRES: Made entirely of Birch Wood and equipped with internal fixed snare wires, the Meinl Jam Cajon dishes out cutting snare slaps, deep and punchy bass hits, and responsive finger rolls.
    AU $170.00
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  • Meinl Percussion MYO-CAJ-OV Make Your Own Cajon, Ovangkol Frontplate Cajon Kit

    The kit comes with all the parts and a list of the materials and tools you need. The instructions will guide you through this fun project and at the end you will be able to customize the finish of the instrument by adding oil, a lacquer, wax, or paint it with an entirely unique design.
    AU $159.00
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  • De Gregorio Bravo Red Makassar Cajon Birch front back and sides DG

    The DG Bravo is our workhorse cajon- an instrument for any player and any musical situation. We've taken the flamenco-style cajon and stripped it down to its most essential elements to bring you a Back-To-Basics cajon like no other.
    AU $389.00
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  • LP Latin Percussion Aspire Accent Cajon Dark Wood Streak LPA1332

    LP's popular and great sounding Aspire Cajon comes in four striking satin finishes: Blue Burst Streak, Dark Wood Streak, Sunburst Streak and White Streak. LP Aspire Accents Cajon - Dark Wood Streak. The LP Aspire cajon gains its emphatic bottom-end from a solid hardwood body, constructed from woods chosen for their resonant properties.
    AU $309.00
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  • Meinl Percussion MYO-CAJ Make Your Own Cajon, Cajon Kit

    The kit comes with all the parts and a list of the materials and tools you need. The instructions will guide you through this fun project and at the end you will be able to customize the finish of the instrument by adding oil, a lacquer, wax, or paint it with an entirely unique design.
    AU $129.00
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  • Meinl Percussion HCAJ100NT Headliner Snare Cajon Baltic Birch

    Resonating Body: Baltic Birch (Betula pendula). Frontplate: Baltic Birch (Betula pendula). Birch Wood. 2-Year Meinl Warranty. Two internal snare wires. At Strings for less we aim to provide you with finest range of quality musical instrument strings at low prices.
    AU $230.00
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  • Sonor cajon with Pearl carry bag

    A Top of the line Sonor Cajon with padded Pearl carry bag. This is an un-used gift. Will post anywhere in Australia for $50
    AU $350.00
    AU $50.00 postage
  • New Pearl Wedge Tri Side Cajon Drum - PCJ-3000B

    The cajon is of fiberglass construction and is equipped with a set of fixed-snares, giving a crisp timbre to this revolutionary cajon. The larger, rounded backside of the cajon serves as a deep resonance chamber and has a built-in bass port, enhancing the subsonic frequencies for a dynamic low-end sonority.
    AU $355.50
    Was: Previous priceAU $395.00
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  • Toca Coloursound Blue Cajon Drum

    Toca’s colorsound Cajon’s are designed to appeal to the growing number of new (i.e beginner) Cajon players by introducing a range based on a simple, cost-effective design in 2 attractive colours. Drum Power.
    AU $187.00
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  • Pearl Boom Box Cajon Drum Percussion Rhythm Box - Artisan Red Mahogany PCJ-633BB

    Pearl’s Boom Box Cajon is creates never-before-heard low-end frequencies from a Fiberglass cajon! Pearl Boom Box Cajon. Artisan Red Mahogany PCJ-633BB. Finished in Artisan Red Mahogany, this is a perfect addition to any drummer or percussionists’ rig.
    AU $299.00
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  • MANO PERCUSSION WOODEN CAJON ROSEWOOD VENEER FRONT ADJUSTABLE SNARE WIRE MP985

    Rosewood veneer front. Dimensions 44 x 29 x 29cm. CAJON MP985 MANO WOODEN RHYTHM BOX WITH ROSEWOOD FINISH. MANO PERCUSSION. Supplied with padded heavy duty nylon waterproof yarn, carry bag. This instrument may be played with your hands, brushes or bass drum pedals, as used in drumkits.
    AU $110.00
  • Sela Snare Cajon Kit - MEDIUM - includes CD, all parts & tools - Made in Germany

    Each step is well documented in the included manual. After about three hours your Cajon will be ready to be played on. Even if you have never built a Cajon before you will have a professional instrument that sounds amazing with its deep bass and crisp snare sound.
    AU $149.00
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  • Meinl Percussion JC50NTTA Birch Wood Compact Jam Cajon with Snares Tamo Ash

    The Meinl Jam Cajon is a great compact grab and go instrument for singer/songwriter circles, spontaneous jam sessions, and for supporting acoustic bands in small intimate settings. Made entirely of Birch Wood and equipped with internal fixed snare wires, the Jam Cajon dishes out cutting snare slaps, deep bass hits, and responsive finger rolls.
    AU $200.00
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  • De Gregorio Cajon Foot Bass Drum Pedal

    The De Gregorio Cajon Pedal is a unique and amazing accessory for Cajon playing. Unlike existing Cajon pedal models, this pedal doesn't use a wire system, but instead the transmission mechanism is a beater moved by an adjustable metal bar directly connected to the foot platform.
    AU $349.00
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  • Pearl Two Face Cajon Drum - PBC-512TF Dual Surface Cajon

    The Pearl Two-Face Dual Surface Cajon has two distinct personalities. The professional quality wood construction box drum is ported on the side with two different playing faces on the front and back.
    AU $329.00
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  • New Pearl Two Face Cajon Drum - PBC-512TF Dual Surface Cajon

    The Pearl Two-Face Dual Surface Cajon has two distinct personalities. The professional quality wood construction box drum is ported on the side with two different playing faces on the front and back.
    AU $314.10
    Was: Previous priceAU $349.00
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  • New Pearl Brush Beat Cajon Drum - Textured Fibreglass Cajon - PCJ-633BT

    The Brush Beat Cajon is modeled after Pearl’s Boom Box Cajon, which features a fixed-snare system, as well as a built-in bass port that magnifies the cajon’s subsonic frequencies for a dynamic low-end sonority.
    AU $260.10
    Was: Previous priceAU $289.00
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  • New Pearl Cyclone Cajon Drum - Curved Fibreglass Back, Wood Front - PCJ-647CYC

    Finished in a classy black lacquer and featuring stylish Burnt Orange racing stripes, this curved back Fibreglass Cajon is as hip looking as it is sonically powerful. The Cyclone Cajon’s faceplate is constructed of select blended Asiatic hardwood, providing a crisply articulate voice with remarkable projection.
    AU $323.10
    Was: Previous priceAU $359.00
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  • Cajon Bag

    This Cajon bag is great protection for your cajon and for easy transport to and from gigs. We use the following providers depending on location and size of order etc. Made to fit Woodskin Cajons. Feature sront pocket for accessories, pedals.
    AU $99.00
    AU $9.90 postage
  • Pearl Inner Circle Multi Cajon Drum - Hardwood Face, Fibreglass Shell PCJIC-645

    The Inner Circle Multi-Drum Cajon’s Fibreglass shell is finished in an exquisite Tequilla Sunrise finish and features select blended Asiatic hardwood faceplates for optimal tone. Sit on top for standard Cajon playing or simply unlatch and fold the Cajon top open and remove the Inner Circle drum and place on the closed cajon to be played as a Conga at a comfortable height.
    AU $359.10
    Was: Previous priceAU $399.00
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  • New listingTOCTCCJBL Toca Cajon Blue ColourSound hand percussion

    20% OFF with code PLUG20. Ends 23 Oct. T&Cs apply.
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  • De Gregorio Calima Cajon and DG Cajon Pedal All Birch Front Back and Sides

    The Calima is a no-nonsense cajon for the novice and the professional alike. With an all-birch body, a 3-ply, 3 mm birch front-plate (tapa), and 2 tunable steel-string snares, this cajon is everything you want with nothing you don't.
    AU $675.00
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  • New Pearl Yellow Fun Box Cajon Drum - Small Cajon for Kids - PFB-300

    In response to increased support and awareness of the value of music and drums in education, particularly with young children, Pearl has created the Fun Box. The Fun Box, much like Pearl’s popular Fun Drum Djembe, is specially designed for use by kids to help them develop proper playing mechanics while playing an instrument in a smaller, kid-friendly size.
    AU $175.50
    Was: Previous priceAU $195.00
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  • New DXP Pro Series Cajon Drum Kick Pedal - DXPCP30

    Black cast primary pedal housed in a diecast frame runs a heavy duty cam driven slave for greater control with a self levelling foam beater and twin adjustable spring tension. Multi position clamp mounts and tightening screw securely holds cajon in place with the freedom to customise your playing position.
    AU $269.00
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Cajons

Originally from Peru, the cajon is a box-shaped percussion instrument played in all ranges of musical styles, from jazz to flamenco and Afro beat. It's popular across Latin America, including in Cuban rumba and Mexican folk music, and performs a similar rhythm function to African djembes and other world drums. While the cajon reached the height of its popularity in the mid-19th century, it has seen a huge resurgence in recent years due to its practicality. Today, cajons are made not only by traditional craftspeople, but also leading instrument manufacturers.

Wooden Design

The cajon is traditionally made with sheets of wood on all sides of the box, with the side that acts as the striking surface, or "tapa," featuring a thinner sheet of wood. A hole is cut on the back side to release the sound and the player sits astride the box with it tilted at an angle. In addition to playing the "tapa," many performers also utilise the other sides of the cajon to create different sounds and timbres.

Modern Variations

Modern cajons include stretched cords pressed against the top of the instrument to create a buzzing tone, as well as screws at the top to adjust the percussive timbre. Some percussionists also attach a bass drum pedal to the cajon and use it as part of a larger percussive setup.

Size and Quality

Cajons come in a whole range of different sizes, including mini travelling versions and classic box-like shapes that can be sat astride. Prices vary largely depending on the quality of the wood used and the reputability of the brand behind the instrument.

Slave Roots

The cajon is believed to have been brought to the Americas by West and Central African slaves, and is similar to boxlike musical instruments found in that region today. Some theories say they were converted from Spanish shipping crates, while others believe they were favoured for being easily distinguishable as stools during a period when African music was banned by the colonial authorities.

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