Nautilus Cajóns 

Set of Four Upright Cajons
The Finest Cajon
Andy Skellenger with a Stack of Cutsom Cajons
Andy Skellenger
Four Custom Nautilus Cajons
The Decajon, an upright Cajon with Ten Tones
Solid Padouk Contrabass Snare Cajon with Pickups
Solid Purplheart Flagship Snare Cajon
Nautilus Cajons

Cajon, Perussion, Box Drums, Flamenco Cajon, Peruvian Cajon, Custom Cajon, Cajon  Lessons, String Cajon, Snare Cajon, Cuban Cajon, Bajo Cajon, Pedal Cajon, Cajon Afroperuano, Professional Cajon, Cajon Store, Stomp Box, Cajon Set, Compact Cajon, Conga Cajon, Bongo Cajon, Djembe Cajon   

  Cajon, Perussion, Box Drums, Flamenco Cajon, Peruvian Cajon, Custom Cajon, Cajon  Lessons, String Cajon, Snare Cajon, Cuban Cajon, Bajo Cajon, Pedal Cajon, Cajon Afroperuano, Professional Cajon, Cajon Store, Stomp Box, Cajon Set, Compact Cajon, Conga Cajon, Bongo Cajon, Djembe Cajon

 2014 SALE!!!

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!


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 andyskellenger@yahoo.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.

Top of the Line Solid Wood Cajóns

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.

Unique Indian Mahogany Cajon with Pickups

One of a kind Poplar and Birch Snare Cajon

Special Poplar Cajon $349

Solid Purpleheart Bajo Cajon

Purpleheart Bajo Cajon  $479

  • The King's Cajon (Wenge) $549
    The King's Cajon (Wenge) $549
  • The Finest, with pickups. $849
    The Finest, with pickups. $849
  • Walnut and Ebony with pickups and art. $849
    Walnut and Ebony with pickups and art. $849
  • Walnut Flagship. $299
    Walnut Flagship. $299
  • Padouk Contrabass Snare Cajon with pickups $679
    Padouk Contrabass Snare Cajon with pickups $679
  • Pupleheart
    Pupleheart
  • Honey Locust Bajo Cajon. $349
    Honey Locust Bajo Cajon. $349
  • Purpleheart Flagship. $479
    Purpleheart Flagship. $479
  • Custom cajon unlikely to be reproduced.
    Custom cajon unlikely to be reproduced.
  • Cherry Contrabass Snare Cajon $379
    Cherry Contrabass Snare Cajon $379
  • Padouk Contrabass Bajo Cajon $449
    Padouk Contrabass Bajo Cajon $449
The King's Cajon (Wenge) $549
The King's Cajon (Wenge) $549
Solid Padouk Contrabass Snare Cajon with Pickups

Padouk Contrabass Snare Cajon with Pickups  $679

Unique Padouk Snare Cajon with Bubinga Binding

The King's Cajon (Wenge) $549

Solid Walnut Snare CAjon

Walnut Flagship Cajon

$279

The King's Cajon (Wenge) $549

The Original Flagship Snare Cajón Only $145 Until 2015!!!!

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.

Nautilus Flagship Snare Cajon

The Slap Head with Adjustable/Mutable Snares

The Flagship Snare Cajon

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.

The Floor Cajon

Tabla Cajon Prototypes

The Floor Snare Cajon for Seated percusisonists. $149

The Three Headed Snare Cajon

The Three headed cajon with two tonal tapas on either side of a tapa with adjustable snares. $399

Hybrid Cajon with Strings, Snares, and Two Adjustable Sound Ports
A hybrid Strings and Snares cajon with two tapas and two adjustable sound holes. $449
  • Andy Skellenger with a stack of handmade cajons
  • Four Compact Snare Cajons
    4 Compact cajons.
  • The Decajon, an upright cajon with ten distinct tones
    The Decajon. An upright cajon with 10 distinct tones. $349
  • The Three Headed Snare Cajon
    The Angled Three Headed Cajon. $399
  • Hybrid Cajon with strings, snares, and two adjustable sound ports
    Hybrid string/snare cajon. $499
  • Hybrid Cajon with 3 heads, strings, and pedal controlled snares
    Cajon with 3 tapas and pedal controlled snare. $599
  • The Decajon Skeleton
    Decajon Skeleton
  • Curly Maple Compact Snare Cajon
    Curly Maple Compact Snare Cajon. $249
  • Set of Four Tube Cajons
    Set of four tube cajons. $499
  • Bubinga Compact Snare Cajon in a Snare drum stand
    Bubinga Compact Snare Cajon. $249
Hybrid Cajon with 3 heads, Strings, and Pedal Controlled Snares
Bubinga Compact Snare Cajon
A three headed Cajon with Pedal controled snares, a strings tapa, and a tonal tapa. $599

Padouk Compact Snare Cajon $249

Decajon Skeleton
The Decajon, an upright cajon with ten distinct tones

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 Bass Slap Cajon

The Birch Bass String Cajon $129

Mahogany Traditional String Cajon

Mahogany Traditional String Cajon $379

  • A Custom Cajon with Artwork by Tufani Mayfield
    This is a custom work of art which will never be reproduced.
  • String Cajon with Purpleheart and Padouk Body
    Kids String Cajon made of solid purpleheart with padouk binding. $529
  • Solid Padouk String Cajon with Mahogany Head and Maple Binding
    Padouk and mahogany string cajon with maple corner binding. $599
  • Purpleheart and Padouk String Cajon
    Kids String Cajon made of solid purpleheart with padouk binding. $529
  • Hybrid Cajon with Strings Snares and Two Adjustable Sound Ports
    The Hybrid strings and snare cajon with two closing sound ports. $449
  • Solid Mahogany Traditional String Cajon
    The traditional Mahogany String Cajon $449.
A Custom Cajon with Artwork by Tufani Mayfield
This is a custom work of art which will never be reproduced.

Traditional Mahogany String Cajon $379

Custom String Cajon

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.

Solid Purpleheart Bajo Cajon

Purpleheart Bajo Cajon $449

The Medium Bass Bajo Cajon

Birch Medium Bajo Cajon $115

Solid Walnut Bajo Cajon

Walnut Bajo Cajon $269

Solid Honey Locust Bajo Cajon

Honey Locust Contrabass Bajo Cajon $349

  • Solid Padouk Bajo Cajon
    Padouk Contrabass Bajo $449
  • Solid Honey Locust Bajo Cajon
    Honey Locust Contrabass Bajo $349
  • Medium Bass Cajon
    Birch Contrabass Bajo $199
  • Solid Cherry Bajo Cajon
    Cherry Contrabass Bajo $349
  • Solid Walnut Bajo Cajon
    Walnut Bajo 269
  • Solid Purpleheart Bajo Cajon
    Purpleheart Bajo $449
Solid Padouk Bajo Cajon
Padouk Contrabass Bajo $449

Christian Teele on a Birch Medium Bajo Cajon $199

Solid Padouk Bajo Cajon

Padouk Contrabass Bajo Cajon $449

Solid Cherry Bajo Cajon

Cherry Contrabass Bajo Cajon $349

Birch Cajóns

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 "Bajo" Cuban Style Cajon $115
The Bass Slap can be adjusted to sound like the Cajon Afroperuano $115
Mingo Lewis Playing the Mingo Signature Snare Cajon

The Mingo Lewis Signature Cajon with pickups $499

  • The Bass Snare Cajon. $145
    The Bass Snare Cajon. $145
  • The Flagship. $145
    The Flagship. $145
  • Set of 4 tube cajons. $499
    Set of 4 tube cajons. $499
  • The Medium Bass, Cuban Style "Bajo" Cajon. $115
    The Medium Bass, Cuban Style "Bajo" Cajon. $115
  • The Bass Slap cajon with slap side and no snares. $115
    The Bass Slap cajon with slap side and no snares. $115
The Bass Snare Cajon. $145
The Bass Snare Cajon. $145
The Three Headed Snare Cajon

The Three Headed Cajon $399

The Bass Slap Cajon

The Bass Strings Cajon $129

Flagship Snare Cajon with Pickups

The Flagship Cajon with Pickups $345

The Compact Snare Cajon

Birch Compact Cajon

The Medium Bass Bajo Cajon

The Medium Bass Cajon $115

Set of Four Tube Cajons

Standard Set of 4 Tube Cajons $399

The Medium Size Snare Cajon $145

Pickup Cajóns

I am pleased to be able to offer high quality transducer pickup systems specifically calibrated for cajon in cooperation with Pick Up The World in La Veta, CO. View their amazing pickups and luthier works at pick-uptheworld.com. The standard system comes with sensors for 2 heads, a preamp, two nine volt batteries, and volume control knob just inside the sound port of your cajon. If you need custom options get in touch and we'll do what we can.
  • Solid Padouk Contrabass Snare Cajon with Pickups
  • Solid Bubinga Snare Cajon with Padouk Binding and Pickups
    The Finest Cajon. $849
  • Indian Mahogany Snare Cajon with Hand Painted Nautilus
  • Solid Walnut Snare Cajon with Ebony Heads, Hand Painted Decal and Pickups
  • Solid Padouk Bajo Cajon with Pickups
    Padouk Contrabass Bajo Cajon with pickups. $649
  • The Mingo Lewis Signature Snare Cajon
    Mingo Lewis Signature Cajon $499
  • Flagship Snare Cajon with Pickups
    Flagship Snare Cajon with pickups. $449
  • The Three Headed Snare Cajon with Pickups
    Three Headed Cajon with Pickups. $599
  • Indian Mahogany Snare Cajon with Pickups

Flagship Cajon with Pickups $345

Padouk Contrabass Snare Cajon with Pickups