Nautilus Cajóns 

Andy Skellenger with a Stack of Cutsom Cajons
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

Please help me out by taking advantage of my emergency sale!!


COVID-19 is hitting the economy harder than anything we've seen in most of our lifetimes. Few are getting hit harder than those of us in the entertainment industry. Almost overnight, most of the musicians I know have found their incomes completely cancelled for the foreseeable future, myself included. It has become imperative for me to find ways to increase my cash flow without leaving the house. Building cajons is my best option. 

I'm offering $100 OFF  all Birch and Bamboo Flagship Cajons until we get to the other side of outbreak. 

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.

Relatively inexpensive solid wood cajons, Oak and Wormy Maple.

Solid Padouk Marimbula Cajon $799

Purpleheart Contrabass Snare Cajon  $479

  • Padouk Contrabass Snare Cajon with pickups $679
    Padouk Contrabass Snare Cajon with pickups $679
  • The Finest, with pickups. $849
    The Finest, with pickups. $849
  • Pupleheart
    Pupleheart
  • Padouk Contrabass Bajo Cajon $449
    Padouk Contrabass Bajo Cajon $449
  • Walnut Flagship. $299
    Walnut Flagship. $299
  • The King's Cajon (Wenge) $549
    The King's Cajon (Wenge) $549

Padouk Contrabass Snare Cajon with Pickups  $679

The Finest~ Bubinga with Padouk Binding and Pickups $849

The King's Cajon (Wenge) $599

Solid Walnut Snare CAjon

Walnut Flagship Cajon

$399

The King's Cajon (Wenge) $649

The Original Flagship Snare Cajón ON SALE For Only $199 Plus Shipping ($50 in the US)!!!!

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.

The Floor Cajon

Tabla Cajon Prototypes

The Floor Snare Cajon for Seated percussionists. $249

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. $549
  • 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 $299

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

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 Bass Slap Cajon

The Birch Bass String Cajon 

Mahogany Traditional String Cajon

Mahogany Traditional String Cajon 

  • This is a custom work of art which will never be reproduced.
    This is a custom work of art which will never be reproduced.
  • Kids String Cajon made of solid purpleheart with padouk binding. $529
    Kids String Cajon made of solid purpleheart with padouk binding. $529
  • Padouk and mahogany string cajon with maple corner binding. $599
    Padouk and mahogany string cajon with maple corner binding. $599
  • Kids String Cajon made of solid purpleheart with padouk binding. $529
    Kids String Cajon made of solid purpleheart with padouk binding. $529
  • The Hybrid strings and snare cajon with two closing sound ports. $449
    The Hybrid strings and snare cajon with two closing sound ports. $449
  • The traditional Mahogany String Cajon $449.
    The traditional Mahogany String Cajon $449.
This is a custom work of art which will never be reproduced.
This is a custom work of art which will never be reproduced.

Small Purpleheart String Cajon with Padouk Binding 

 

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 $249

Solid Walnut Bajo Cajon

Walnut Bajo Cajon $369

Solid Honey Locust Bajo Cajon

Honey Locust Contrabass Bajo Cajon $349

  • Padouk Contrabass Bajo
    Padouk Contrabass Bajo
  • Honey Locust Contrabass Bajo
    Honey Locust Contrabass Bajo
  • Birch Contrabass Bajo
    Birch Contrabass Bajo
  • Cherry Contrabass Bajo $349
    Cherry Contrabass Bajo $349
  • Walnut Bajo
    Walnut Bajo
  • Purpleheart Bajo
    Purpleheart Bajo
Padouk Contrabass Bajo
Padouk Contrabass Bajo

Christian Teele on a Birch Medium Bajo Cajon $249

Solid Padouk Bajo Cajon

Padouk Contrabass Bajo Cajon $449

Solid Cherry Bajo Cajon

Cherry Contrabass Bajo Cajon $399

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

The Mingo Lewis Signature Cajon with pickups 

  • The Flagship. $249
    The Flagship. $249
  • Set of 4 tube cajons. $499
    Set of 4 tube cajons. $499
  • The Medium Bass, Cuban Style "Bajo" Cajon. $199
    The Medium Bass, Cuban Style "Bajo" Cajon. $199
  • The Bass Slap cajon with slap side and no snares. $199
    The Bass Slap cajon with slap side and no snares. $199
The Flagship. $249
The Flagship. $249
The Three Headed Snare Cajon

The Three Headed Cajon 

The Bass Slap Cajon

The Bass Strings Cajon

The Compact Snare Cajon

Birch Compact Cajon

The Medium Bass Bajo Cajon

The Medium Bass Cajon 

The Medium Size Snare Cajon

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.
  • Padouk Contrabass Bajo Cajon with pickups. $649
    Padouk Contrabass Bajo Cajon with pickups. $649
  • Mingo Lewis Signature Cajon $499
    Mingo Lewis Signature Cajon $499
  • Flagship Snare Cajon with pickups. $449
    Flagship Snare Cajon with pickups. $449
  • Three Headed Cajon with Pickups. $599
    Three Headed Cajon with Pickups. $599

Flagship Cajon with Pickups

Padouk Contrabass Snare Cajon with Pickups