After a 2 year hiatus, I'm kicking back into high gear and taking new orders. A backlog is already forming so make your order soon. Current wait is 6-8 weeks. All cajons are available to be made, but may not be active in the store. Contact me if you have trouble ordering what you want. ~ Andy Skellenger 10/28/2019
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, $379
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) $649
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 hundreds of 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 percussionists. $249
The Three headed cajon with two tonal tapas on either side of a tapa with adjustable snares. $399
Padouk Compact Snare Cajon $299
The Decajon. A cajon with 10 distinct tones. $399
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 $299
Mahogany Traditional String Cajon $449
Small Purpleheart String Cajon with Padouk Binding $629
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 $249
Walnut Bajo Cajon $369
Honey Locust Contrabass Bajo Cajon $349
Christian Teele on a Birch Medium Bajo Cajon $249
Padouk Contrabass Bajo Cajon $449
Cherry Contrabass Bajo Cajon $399
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 affordable. 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 $599
The Three Headed Cajon $399
The Bass Strings Cajon $299
Birch Compact Cajon
The Medium Bass Cajon $249
The Medium Size Snare Cajon $299
Flagship Cajon with Pickups $499
Padouk Contrabass Snare Cajon with Pickups