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, Percussion, 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, Percussion, 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

While many instrument makers place beauty at the top of their priority list, I have always been motivated by the desire to achieve new dimensions of sound quality. Therefore, I naturally found that solid hardwood "carcasas" or bodies, produce tones unmatched by plywood carcasas. A strict appearance driven approach utilizes veneers applied to plywood. I use veneers only when absolutely necessary to suit the desires of the customer, usually on the tapa only. Whenever possible, I use solid hardwoods. The pleasant and varied appearances of Nautilus Cajons are simply the result of my ongoing experimentation with sound production using different species of wood. I offer free consultation to advise a wood selection based on the particular sound you are aiming for. Or if you already know what kinds of wood you want, I can help you determine what is available and within your desired price range.

  • A selection of raw wood. Cherry. Honey Locust. Walnut. Purpleheart.
    A selection of raw wood. Cherry. Honey Locust. Walnut. Purpleheart.
  • Many woods, including mahogany, bubinga, padouk, and purpleheart.
    Many woods, including mahogany, bubinga, padouk, and purpleheart.
  • Birch, Bubinga, Padouk, and Bamboo Compact Cajons
    Birch, Bubinga, Padouk, and Bamboo Compact Cajons
  • Purpleheart. This stunning wood is extra dense, and ideal cajon wood.
    Purpleheart. This stunning wood is extra dense, and ideal cajon wood.
  • Bubinga is a Classic Drum Making wood and it is easy to see why. This one features 1" thick bubinga, an incredible sounding drum.
    Bubinga is a Classic Drum Making wood and it is easy to see why. This one features 1" thick bubinga, an incredible sounding drum.
  • Padouk is a fantastically beautiful and tonal wood, often used for Marimbas.
    Padouk is a fantastically beautiful and tonal wood, often used for Marimbas.
  • True Indian Mahogany. Hard to find these days. Most available Mahogany is African.
    True Indian Mahogany. Hard to find these days. Most available Mahogany is African.
  • Walnut is one of my all time favorites, highly recommended.
    Walnut is one of my all time favorites, highly recommended.
  • Red Mahogany Tapa. Mahogany is one specie which is readily available in thin plywood stock, perfect for tapas.
    Red Mahogany Tapa. Mahogany is one specie which is readily available in thin plywood stock, perfect for tapas.
  • Tapa with Ebony Veneer to match the customer's Guitar
    Tapa with Ebony Veneer to match the customer's Guitar
  • Bamboo Bass Snare Cajon. One of the only Eco friendly Cajons on the market.
    Bamboo Bass Snare Cajon. One of the only Eco friendly Cajons on the market.
  • Cherry carcasa with pink and black Mahogany tapa.
    Cherry carcasa with pink and black Mahogany tapa.
  • Honey Locust is a relatively affordable, yet very effective hardwood.
    Honey Locust is a relatively affordable, yet very effective hardwood.
  • A selection of custom cajons. Walnut, Cherry, Birch, and Purpleheart.
    A selection of custom cajons. Walnut, Cherry, Birch, and Purpleheart.
A selection of raw wood. Cherry. Honey Locust. Walnut. Purpleheart.
A selection of raw wood. Cherry. Honey Locust. Walnut. Purpleheart.

Here is a list of a few woods I know are available, grouped roughly into some pricing categories. If cost is not an issue, virtually any material can be ordered.

 

Not so expensive:

Walnut

Poplar

Honey Locust

Pine

Oak

Maple

 

More expensive:

Padouk

Bubinga

Rosewood

Bamboo

Cherry

Mahogany

Maple

Purpleheart

Purple Juniper

 

High End:

Wenge

Zebra Wood

Teak

Iron Wood