Due to the huge response we got for the $100 off holiday sale, we've decided to extend the sale through the year of 2014! Birch Flagships (normally $249) and other birch models are available for $145 or less!
Special Note to all online customers:
Due to an overwhelming volume of sales in 2014, please be prepared to wait about a month for your order to be built, and another week for shipping. For $50 fee we can offer expedited service on Birch Flagship snare cajons. Nautilus Cajons are top quality, single maker instruments, offering sounds and capabilities which are not available on any other cajon. They are worth the wait. If you are in a rush, I will try to work with you, but if you have an approaching gig or recording session, please try to give yourself at least 5 weeks lead time. Thank you very much in advance for your patience.
To make a custom order, get in touch directly with cajon maker Andy Skellenger by one of three ways. Call or text 1-719-221-8004. Email him at email@example.com. Or find Nautilus Cajóns on Facebook.com. To keep up with the lastest in cajón playing and lutherie please visit the Cajón Forum open group on Facebook.com.
The top cajon players and makers agree, if the best quality sound is what you are after, a solid wood body is clearly superior to plywood.
INTRODUCING THE TWO NEWEST AND MOST AFFORDABLE SOLID WOOD SNARE CAJONS, THE OAK AND MAPLE FLAGSHIP SERIES CAJONS, $249
Solid Padouk Marimbula Cajon $799
Purpleheart Contrabass Snare Cajon $479
Padouk Contrabass Snare Cajon with Pickups $679
The Finest~ Bubinga with Padouk Binding and Pickups $849
The King's Cajon (Wenge) $549
Walnut Flagship Cajon
The King's Cajon (Wenge) $549
For a versatile professional quality cajon with a great bass tone that won't break the bank, consider our most popular model, the Birch Flagship.
The Slap Head with Adjustable/Mutable Snares
The Fully Glued Tonal Head Without Snares
Having produced over 100 distinct original Cajon designs, I'm only just getting started. Each player has their unique needs to be met. As a percussionist who's passion is the Tabla of Northern India, with a background as a drum set player, I understand that the typical cajon may not be for you. That's why I give you my phone number and email. Call me, text me, whatever you want. Let's start discussing your ideal cajon configuration.
Tabla Cajon Prototypes
The Floor Snare Cajon for Seated percusisonists. $149
The Three headed cajon with two tonal tapas on either side of a tapa with adjustable snares. $399
Padouk Compact Snare Cajon $249
The Decajon. A cajon with 10 distinct tones. $299
Makers have long been using guitar and piano strings in cajon to produce a reflective sound, or buzz which gives a different articulation to the cajon. This is a preferred sound for Flamenco, and some Peruvian players. This is the most common style of cajon in the world. I have adapted the traditional construction with one tapa, to add a second tapa with a sound hole on the side so that the player has more tones and sounds to work with. If you would like to order the traditional construction with one tapa and a sound hole in the back, contact Andy Skellenger directly.
The Birch Bass String Cajon $129
Mahogany Traditional String Cajon $379
Traditional Mahogany String Cajon $379
Small Purpleheart String Cajon with Padouk Binding $529
My design of adjustable/mutable snares allows you to emulate the sounds of many different kinds of cajón because they can be adjusted so finely with the simple turn of a knob. The snares can be completely muted making possible a preferred sound of many Peruvian percussionists which emphasizes articulation and tone. This muted setting is also ideal while playing the tonal head, which is meant to sound like the Cuban style "Bajo" cajón. Most Nautilus cajóns include entorchadas.
How to use the adjustable/mutable snares on Nautilus Cajons.
"Bajo" cajons have no snares or strings and feature the resonant sound of the drum itself. With one or two tonal (glued) tapas, the overall sound of these drums is warm, round and resonant.
Purpleheart Bajo Cajon $449
Birch Medium Bajo Cajon $115
Walnut Bajo Cajon $269
Honey Locust Contrabass Bajo Cajon $349
Christian Teele on a Birch Medium Bajo Cajon $199
Padouk Contrabass Bajo Cajon $449
Cherry Contrabass Bajo Cajon $349
This very sturdy and consistent material has been a favorite of speaker box builders for a long time because it is super resonant, especially on the bass side of the spectrum, durable and afordable. The quality, versatility, bass tone, and price of these models make this line of cajons a good choice for the serious professional or beginner.
The Mingo Lewis Signature Cajon with pickups $499
The Three Headed Cajon $399
The Bass Strings Cajon $129
The Flagship Cajon with Pickups $345
Birch Compact Cajon
The Medium Bass Cajon $115
Standard Set of 4 Tube Cajons $399
The Medium Size Snare Cajon $145
Flagship Cajon with Pickups $345
Padouk Contrabass Snare Cajon with Pickups