Cajones (Cajons)

My cajones are made from the best quality Baltic birch plywood I can obtain.  All the panels are butt-joined together with wood glue, so there is no room for sloppy jointing.

The joints are lined with (usually) sapele and the front opening is lined with solid beech, good for impact resistance and holding a screw thread.  I screw the tapa to the carcass, with no glueing, to make servicing possible.   Inside the box there are eight or more snare wires, the same as used on snare drums, with adjustable tension and damping.

I aim for a sound which is typical of western pop/rock/folk rather than latin styles.  Think of it as a portable drum kit in the form of a stool!  They are available in a variety of sizes with standard satin or custom finishes.

"I have been all over the region to find the right cajon.  I found some in shops that were perfect, except for the cost approaching £400.  Glen's cajons are every bit as good as that for significantly less money." - Nick, Helmshore (he has bought two so far!)

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