Size: 50 x 30 x 30 cm. (19.5 x 11.7 x 11.7 inches)
This percussion instrument has been designed following the style of the Peruvian Cajón. The bordonera system (a tool made of wire or lace strings that bounces against the lower drumhead, producing a distortion) and the materials that are used to build it give the deep and acute sounds made by the cajón a clear definition, as well as having volume and strength.
The body is 100% beechwood, and the lid is made of high quality tropical root wood. It has an exclusive tuning system.
The cajón, from Peru to Andalusia
The cajón is a percussion instrument that has been recently introduced into flamenco music. Its origins are Peruvian, Afro-Peruvian to be precise, as they were invented by African slaves who were transferred to the viceroyalty of Peru, who used the boxes that they used to carry merchandise as musical instruments.
The cajón only made its appearance in flamenco music in the seventies, when it was introduced by Paco de Lucía. Since then, the Peruvian cajón has been progressively adapting to the needs of flamenco, in terms of both sound and rhythm, as it requires more high-pitch sounds than were produced by the original Peruvian design.
Over a short period, the cajón has become firmly established in flamenco. It contributes to creating the rhythm that each flamenco palo (form) possesses. The way in which it works is very simple: by and large, it is a wooden box with one of the side boards missing, in its oldest and most basic version, or which has a hole in one of its sides.