Cajon Drum Custom

Gecko Custom Cajon Drum

Cajon drums are a vital part of percussion. They are a Peruvian percussion instrument popular for their rhythmic textures. Performed by slapping the front and side faces, the Cajon offers clear projection, sharp snaps, and deep bass tones.

Gecko offers a diverse collection of Cajons and a complete selection of accessories to customize your sound.Explore our range of traditional, unique, mini, and adjustable cajons, alongside our sets and accessories.

Gecko Cajon Drum - Select a Model Below to Start Customizing Your Cajon Drum Now!

In the custom factory, We can build just about anything you can imagine. This is where you can have an instrument built to your specifications and customize it to your tastes. Here are a few of the things that we can customize for you:Drum Sizes,Woods,Configurations,Finishes,Graphics,Carvings,Stains,Hardware......Basically, if you can dream it up....we can make it happen!

Our mission is to provide the best quality products and service in the industry. It doesn’t matter if you are building 1 cajon drum or 1,000 cajon drums, the quality of your order and your satisfaction are our #1 priority.Just contact us and we will work with you to design your own custom drum.

Top Rated Cajons

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CL51 Cajon Wooden Drum Boxes Series

Sound Effect: Steel String & Adjustable Snare String;  Size: 310x300x480mm;  Tapping: Birch Wood;  Body: Maple;  Color: Natural

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CL50 Cajon Wood Box Drum Series

Sound Effect: Adjustable Snare String,Steel String;  Size: 310x300x480mm;  Tapping: Walnut,Golden Age Technology Wood,Birch wood flame,Birch wood;  Body: Maple;  Color: Natural

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CL30 Disassembled Cajon Drum Series

Sound Effect: Steel String;  Size: 310x300x480mm;  Tapping: Ebony;  Body: Birch Wood;  Color: Natural

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CL20 Percussion Cajon Series

Sound Effect: Steel String;  Size: 310x300x480mm;  Tapping: Ash wood,Bird's eye Tech Wood,Rose wood,Veined Ebony,Rainbow wood,Sapele wood,Zebra wood;  Body: Ash wood,Walnut,Rose wood,Veined Ebony,Rainbow wood,Sapele wood,Zebra wood;  Color: Blue,Red,Black,Natural

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CL19 Drum Box Cajon Series

Sound Effect: Steel String;  Size: 310x300x480mm;  Tapping: Red wood,Black wood,Cloud pattern Wood,Black wood&fire,Zingana,Apple Wood;  Body: Birchwood;  Color: Natural

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CL13 Tech Wood Cajons Series

Sound Effect: Steel String;  Size: 310x300x480mm;  Tapping: Tech wicker,Pollard Willow;  Body: Birch wood;  Color: Natural

Gecko Cajon CL13TW


Gecko Cajon CL13PW


CL12 Birch Wood Tapping Cajons Series

Sound Effect: Steel String;  Size: 310x300x480mm;  Tapping: Green Wood,Birch wood,Red birch wood,Black birch wood;  Body: Birch wood;  Color: Natural,Sunset yellow & natural,Natural&Brown,Natural&Black

Gecko Cajon CL12GN


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CL11 Drum Cajon Series

Sound Effect: Steel String;  Size: 310x300x480mm;  Tapping: Birch&Black Wood,Birch&Black Wood,Mahogany & Zebra Wood;  Body: Birch wood;  Color: Natural

Gecko Cajon CL11BN


Gecko Cajon CL11NB


Gecko Cajon CL11MZ


CL10 Natural Wood Tapping Cajons Series

Sound Effect: Steel String;  Size: 310x300x480mm;  Tapping: Natural Koa,Natural Rosewood,Spalted Maple,Natural Ash,Sapele Pomelle,Zebra wood,Olive Wood,The olive tree willow,Ebony;  Body: Birch wood;  Color: Natural

Gecko Cajon CL10KOA


Gecko Cajon CL10BA


Gecko Cajon CL10SM


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Gecko Cajon CL10SP


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CS70 Series-Children Cajon Series

Sound Effect: Steel String;  Size: 240x230x370mm;  Tapping: Birch Wood;  Body: Birch Wood;  Color: Pink,Red,Blue,Green,Yellow

Gecko Cajon CS70PK


Gecko Cajon CS70RD


Gecko Cajon CS70BL


Gecko Cajon CS70GR


Gecko Cajon CS70YW


CS80 Hand Drum Box Series

Sound Effect: Steel String;  Size: 240x230x370mm;  Tapping: Rose wood,Spalted Maple,Ebony&Birch,Tech wicker,Ash;  Body: Birch wood;  Color: Natural

Gecko Cajon CS80BA


Gecko Cajon CS80SM


Gecko Cajon CS80EB


Gecko Cajon CS80TW


Gecko Cajon CS80ASH


CS81 Musical Instrument Cajon Series

Sound Effect: Steel String;  Size: 240x230x370mm;  Tapping: Red wood,Black wood,Birch wood;  Body: Birch wood;  Color: Natural

Gecko Cajon CS81RD


Gecko Cajon CS81BK


Gecko Cajon CS81NS


Gecko Cajon CS81N


Mini Cajon Drum-CM60 Cajon Hand Drum Series

Sound Effect: Steel String;  Size: 310x300x370mm;  Tapping: Ash,Spalted Maple,Koa Wood,Basswood;  Body: Birch wood;  Color: Natural,Clear yellow,Clear red,Orange&Natural,Green&Natural,Yellow,Blue

Gecko Cajon CM60


Gecko Cajon CM61


Gecko Cajon CM62


Gecko Cajon CM63


Gecko Cajon CM66Y


Gecko Cajon CM66R


Gecko Cajon CM66


Gecko Cajon CM65


Gecko Cajon CM65BL


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Gecko Cajon CM65G


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T Type Cajon Music Instrument Series

Sound Effect: Steel string;  Size: 340x300x490mm;  Tapping: Apple Wood,Rose wood;  Body: Birch wood;  Color: Natural

Gecko Cajon CX02


Gecko Cajon CX01


CD Cajon Box Percussion Instrument Series

Sound Effect: Steel String;  Size: 310x300x500mm;  Tapping: Zingana,Walnut wood,Technical Ebony,Birch wood;  Body: Birch wood,MDF,Birch wood;  Color: Natural,Natural& Black Crack

Gecko Cajon CD01


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Cajon Portable

Whether you are heading to a youth camp, an overseas community outreach, or you just want to groove on the go, the Travel Cajon is your trusty little companion to complement a guitar or song track! Just wear it on your waist and you are ready to groove!

Sound Effect: Steel string; 

Size: 340x300x490mm; 

Tapping: Apple Wood,Rose wood; 

Body: Birch wood; 

Color: Natural

Gecko Cajon SD6


Gecko Cajon C-68Z


Gecko Cajon C-68B


Cajon Box Drum PAD

Sound Effect: Steel String

Size: 45x235x290mm

Tapping: Veined Ebony,Zebra wood

Body: Birch wood

Back: Veined Ebony,Zebra wood

Color: Natural


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Gecko Cajon PAD-2


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Slaptop Cajon

Polygon Cajons Series

Sound Effect: Steel String,Bongo

Size: 12‘’,180x390x170mm,155x155x210mm,130x130x210mm

Tapping: Rose wood,Birch wood,Mahogany

Body: Birch wood

Back: Birch wood

Color: Natural

Polygon Series
Gecko Cajon SD8


Gecko Cajon BONGO-1


Gecko Cajon BONGO-2


Gecko Cajon LT1


Multi-function and Disassemble Cajons Series

Sound Effect: Snare string & Bongo

Size: 300x300x700mm

Big size drum: 300x300x380mm

Middle size drum: 160x160x200mm

Small size drum: 130x130x200mm

Tapping: Birch wood & Mahogany

Body: Maple

Solid wood legs: Birch wood

Color: Natural

Pick up: No



Gecko Cajon Disassemble

CT70 Disassemble

Find the Best Custom Cajon Drum for You at GECKO

Cajons are the perfect introduction to the world of percussion. Affordable, easy to carry and just plain fun to play. Gecko offers a diverse collection of Cajons and a complete selection of accessories to customize your sound.

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YouTube playlist of some cajons made in the China:

GECKO Cajon CD01E evaluation

Gecko musical instruments Shanghai Exhibition

Making procedures of cajon,kalimba,guitar and ukulele

GECKO Musical Guangzhou Exhibition


European Trip of GECKO

Frequently Asked Questions About Cajons

For over 10 years Gecko has been successfully manufacturing exceptional instruments for demanding musicians. The product range extends from the children cajon to the entry-level models to the professional Cajones. So every musician gets the ideal instrument for his needs, regardless of age and ability.

Here are our frequently asked questions (FAQ's). If you can't find yours, If you still need help, click on the Contact Us link on the down side of the page. This will take you to a special form where you can send us an email. It's important to include as much information as possible in your email when contacting us. If you are referring to a particular item please include the Product Model/Id of the item. Please note that, depending on the nature of your question, it can take anywhere from 24 to 72 hours to receive a response from Customer Support through email.

Which carrier is delivering my order?

Your instrument ships via express or by air or by sea.   You’ll receive a tracking # when your cajon drums ships from our China factory.

What is the Minimum Order Quantity?

Our Minimum Order Quantity is 50-500pcs based on different items. You can contact our sales at for more information.

What is the order process?

Our 12 steps order processes are :

① Enquiry

② Discussion

③ Quotation

④ Discuss and confirm the item quantity

⑤ Confirm Order with a deposit payment

⑥ Client submits the requests of order samples

⑦ Start sample production(If the client no need sample, then we can start mass production in this process)

⑧ Sample pictures or shipping to client for confirm

⑨ Mass production start

⑩ Keep client's updated for the new production process with pictures or videos.

11 Production finished, sales inform clients and discuss the shipping way and provide shipping prices for reference.

12 Products have been delivered and our services never ends, our team will always here for you if any questions or need any help.

What is your lead time/ production time?

Our lead time is 35-50 days based on the quantity you ordered and if meet special holidays, the lead time will be longer, while our sales will contact you ahead if any special situations.

What is your payments terms ?

For wholesale: 100% payment before shipment
For OEM/ODM: Our payment term is T/T,40% deposit and 60% balance be clear before delivery.Or PayPal and western union.

What is your trading term?

Our trading terms are EXW and FOB. EXW means clients bear all freight charges from factory to their warehouse; FOB means free on board, Gecko factory will bear China local costs from factory to China port and client-only bear the shipping cost from China port to their warehouse.

Which situation will you do EXW and FOB?

If your quantity was less than a full container, we will based on EXW trading term.If your quantity up to full containers like 20 GP,40HQ and 45 HQ, we will be based on FOB for you.


Can I change or cancel my order once it has been placed?

Due to the personalized nature of custom cajons, we cannot cancel or make any changes to any custom order once it has been placed. All sales are final.

What kind of warranty does GECKO offer?

All GECKO cajons come with standard 2-year warranty.

Can you do a customized/OEM order?

Yes, we do customized/OEM order and can print your logo based on your request.

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Is my instrument safe during shipping?

We pack our instruments very well before we dispatch. Our packaging methods ensure a near-zero transit-damage rate.

What is cajon drum?

About Cajons:

A box-shaped hand percussion instrument that has its origins in 18th century Peru, the cajón is played by making contact with the front plate. It’s unique in that it’s designed for the percussionist to be seated on top of the instrument. The cajón slowly gained popularity throughout South America, and reached a peak in notoriety by the mid-1800s. By the early 20th century, the cajon had undergone considerable technological advancement, and had reached the bass box drum form we see today, with a resonant front plate made from a select tone wood, and open sound board at the rear.

Now an integral part of Peruvian and Cuban music, the cajón takes three main forms: the bass box drum, the middle drum, and the solo drum. While the bass box drum, believed to have been developed from a shipping crate, is large enough for the percussionist to sit atop it, the middle drum is said to have come from a smaller box used to ship church candles, and is played with spoons instead of the palms and fingers. The solo drum is believed to have originated from a drawer.

The cajón made a considerable jump in the 1970s, when Peruvian composer and cajón master Caitro Soto gave Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucía a cajón during one of his visits to Peru. De Lucía is said to have liked the sounds of this instrument so much that he purchased a second cajón before leaving the country, and eventually introduced the cajón to flamenco music. Since that time, the cajón has been incorporated into nearly every style of music, including modern rock and hip-hop music. The invention of the remote kick pedal allows the drummer to sit on the cajon, play the drum kit and percussion with his hands, and sound the cajon by depressing a pedal that is often conveniently placed between the hi-hat pedal and double bass pedal.

What is cajon drum?

The Cajon Drum is a simple instrument with a complex sound. Some people believe that the Cajon originates from the use of shipping crates as improvised percussion instruments. From these humble beginnings the Cajon is now a hugely popular instrument found in many different types of music.

The Cajon makes different sounds depending on where and how it is struck - everything from a deep bass sound to a sharp snare effect. Whether it is providing the entire rhythm section or acting as part of a wider ensemble the Cajon is a powerful instrument in the hands of both beginners and experts.

For the Cajon players there are no rules. A beginner can easily coax out a good rhythm from the drum but in the hands of an expert the Cajon produces a rich, resonant and complex sound. With a little practice any beginner can begin to master the subtleties of the Cajon!

How is a Cajon Played and Made?

Players use their hands to slap the front or rear faces to create a boomy bass drum effect or a snappy snare sound. In addition to hands, players of Cajóns can also use brushes, mallets, or even sticks.

Cajóns are generally made from sheets of thick wood and ply wall on the interior. The striking surface on the front of the Cajon is referred to as the “tapa.”

On the back of the instrument, there is a sound hole cut out to allow its bass frequencies to resonate when hit in the center. Statistically, if you’re reading this, you’re looking for a Cajón to either play at home or use for a quieter gig with your band.

How to Play Cajón – Best Resources to Start Learning

The Cajón is a very simple instrument. Here’s the basic rundown: You sit on top of the drum box and using both your hands, hit the box in different areas.

You’ll notice near the top of the drum box when slapped, you will hear an articulate, snappy sound. When striking the Cajón with your palm in the middle, you will get a more bass-heavy tone. Using these two sounds in conjunction with one another is the best way to start playing simple grooves.

YouTube is an excellent resource for learning how to play the Cajón. If you’re completely new to playing, check out some videos and watch how people are playing. Try to emulate the motions and grooves you see. Here’s a video that details the basics.

How Gecko Makes A Cajon Drum

The Cajon drum box is made from hardwood for its construction, plywood and thin plywood to be attached to the face-plate. It is very important to use a controlled water content wood to build the drum. First our R&D dept. will confirm the design and sizes of the new Cajon drum.

The box construction wood has to be cut in precise lengths & designs. It is important that our drum box can also be sold to overweight adults. The next step is to attach the plywood to the sides of the instrument. The plywood attachments have to be done precisely so that there will be no air gap between the sides. This is very important to maintain the sound production and aesthetics of these hand drums.

The inside of the front face-plate is attached with a snare, string or jingle. The purpose is to add rattling sounds to the instrument when the face-plate is hit by the player. The opposite side of the face-plate has a hole in it that allows the flow of air. Our Peruvian drum can be finished with many patterns and colors to fulfill market demand.

One of the essential factors in making a good musical instrument is the quality of the materials. The material used to make a Cajon drum must be free from any visible defects and stored with proper conditions.

The History Of Cajon Drums

The Cajon is a simple 6-sided drum box that has a front plate to be played and another opposite side that has a porthole. The Cajon is usually made from plywood and the faceplate that is made from thinner plywood. The Cajon drum box was originated from Peru, South America, in the 16th century. Originally, the African slaves were creating this musical instrument from packing crates and use them to replace their old style drums. The word Cajon means box or drawer in Spanish and Cajon is found as a major player in Spanish Flamenco music.

Over the years, Cajons have developed and people are making extra additions to this musical instrument. The addition of snares added another dimension and experience to Cajon drum playing. Since then many snare styles have been developed to add the fun of the Cajon drumming. Modern Cajon drums have even more additions such as strings a bass port and pick-ups to enhance the tones amplifications. The spirit of the Cajon is the spirit of the music. Such a simple musical instrument that is able to bring together simple beats to complex beats of music.

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The history of Cajon drum is symbolizing how at that tough time, African slaves were longing for their independence and their human rights. They were craving to be treated like how they are supposed to be. The invention of this six-sided musical instrument emphasizes their awareness of human rights as they realized how painful the suppression was.

As time passed, this instrument was developed and became an important part of Cuban and Peruvian music. Today, the Peruvian hand drums are made from different types of wood and have different sizes and shapes. Cajon drums are gaining popularity worldwide and used in many different types of music. This versatile musical instrument is a treasure in the history of music.

Modern Evolution of The Cajon Drum

In the 19th century, the Cajon was introduced to people all around the world and reached its peak of popularity. In recent time, most of the modern musicians use this hand drum in collaboration with other musical instruments and performed in many musical performances. Over the years, much evolution was experienced by the Cajon drum such as the change on the snare wires shape, and the addition of kick pedals and various accessories.

The Cajon has received much development since it was invented. At these times, guitar strings are added across the front face and the tension of these wires become easier to adjust. The other innovation is related to the resemblance of the instrument with the bass drum on the typical drum set. Bass drum pedals attached to this Peruvian drum to fulfill the drummer’s needs.

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Electronic Cajon is introduced to make live performances better. This type of Cajon can produce an enormous range of sound combinations which makes it very helpful for live concerts and performances. A microphone can be placed in front of its speaker to generate a more deafening sound. This hand drum is also a preferred option for acoustic music performances. You can make a collaboration with a Cajon and acoustic guitar. The sound produced by this collaboration develops a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere.

Types of Cajon Drums

There are many types of Cajon that have been developed based on various needs. A few of them are as follows:

1. Cuban Cajon

Originally, the Cuban Cajon is designed a bit different from the other types of Cajon’s as it is designed to be held by the hand. The Cuban hand drum does not have snares and has lots of overtones. It is used mostly for Afro-Cuban music and has a more resonant sound compared to Peruvian Cajon. The edges of this Cuban drum generate higher notes while the center area generates a more bass tone. It comes in varied sizes and each size of the instrument can deliver numerous types of sounds.

2. Peruvian Cajon

The Peruvian Cajon is made from hardwood and is believed to be the oldest versions of Cajon drum as it has been used since 200 years ago. Years ago when it was invented for the first time, Peruvian Cajon wasn’t able to produce a refined song and was not strong enough. Yet, after various evolutions and developments in the design over time, this type of drum box is now used by a lot of musicians. It can even be said that Peruvian instrument is now one of the most used types of Cajons in the world. Peruvian drum box originally does not contain any snare system but it creates a better sound for musicians.

3. Flamenco Cajon

Flamenco Cajon is known as one of the most famous types of Cajon that are used today. This type of Cajon drum is made by plywood, so it produces good sound. As time passed, Flamenco Cajon experienced many developments and become better compared to the old model. The new development of Flamenco hand drum allows you to control or adjust the snare accordingly. This Type of Cajon drum essentially has a very good ratio of strength to weight. Since the past few years, it also has many other innovations like diffusers for interior sound, the adjustable and controlled snare response, round corners, and so on.

4. Snare Cajon

The snare Cajon is one of the most used Cajon drums in the world and one of the most modern versions of the Cajon that you can find in the market. Today, there is a wide variety of snare Cajon drums that are available in the market. You can find the snare Cajon drum that has an adjustable snare system which allows you to on and off the snare system while you are playing it. The player can enjoy the good snare in it while playing. In this recent time, this snare drum box can be titled as the trendiest and the most used Cajon all over the world. 90% of Cajon’s that are available in the market today are considered to be this type. Some type of snare mechanism is fitted to create a snare effect on the upper side of the tapa.

5. Bongo Cajon

This type of Cajon drum is one of the modern developments of Cajon nowadays. It is made by the two most common and simple ways. One of the ways is by combining together two Cuban hand drums, while the other method of construction includes a trapezium-shaped play surface. The box has two different areas which have a different and unique pitch.

Use of the Cajon in Today's Music

Cajons are becoming increasingly popular in a wide range of musical styles & are now produced by a wide range of manufacturers, making them accessible to many more players. They are definitely a 'hip' drum of the moment. However, that also means they run the risk of being labelled like other popular drums (e.g., the djembe): nice but overused!

Whilst still prominent in Flamenco music, the cajon has spread to most other music genres: Rock; Pop; Latin; Folk; Traditional ... the list is VERY long. Use on TV by high profile acts boosts the cajon's popularity still further, making it a 'must have' for many players. Successful adaptation of the cajon to other musical styles has been thanks to the creativity and sensitivity of the musicians who play them, players like Alex Acuna, Sheila E, Marco Fadda and the late, great Miguel 'Anga' Diaz.

Most people use the cajon in place of a conventional drum kit but there are many other ways it can be used to fit in, either with or without a drum kit. It may be used as an effect through to the only rhythm instrument in both live & recording situations. Add the possibilities afforded by miking-up & equalisation/effects & the opportunities are almost endless. The recent mini-surge in use of cajon pedals, specially adapted bass-drum pedals to play the cajon has also opened the instrument up to many kit players who would not otherwise have considered it as a viable instrument. However, the danger with any adaptation is that we become totally polarised or too narrow in our thinking. So, for example, players use a bass pedal to play the bass notes on the cajon & the instrument becomes relegated to little more than a quiet bass drum.

Cajon Sizes:

Traditional-shaped cajons have the following approximate dimensions:

12-inches (30cm) Wide x 18-inches (45cm) High x 12-inches (30cm) Deep

Bass Cajons are often around

20-inches (50cm) Wide x 19-inches (47.5cm) High x 12-inches (30cm) Deep

Please note that even 'standard' dimensions do vary by manufacturer & by model.

Cajon Materials

Another key component of a cajon's sound is the materials from which it is made.

Cajon bodies made from hardwoods like Beech & Birch Marine Ply are both excellent in their sound properties & durable. Birch is a higher density wood, renowned for its broad dynamic range, producing cracking high tones & deep, punchy bass tone. It is also considerably more expensive. Beech is a good wood for cajons, still producing a wide range of tones.

Some manufactures use mahogany or mahogany-type hard woods which are quite strong in bass tones & give good cracking high tones. Oak, which is very hard & renowned for its volume, is another wood that occasionally finds its way into cajon manufacture.

Whatever material is used, it should be of high quality & free from defects. Checking the inside of a beautifully polished cajon can be very revealing when it comes to build quality & material quality.

Cajon Construction

The top, sides & base are usually manufactured from thicker, ca. 12mm marine plywood. Materials vary, but harder, more 'sonic' woods such as beech & birch are the mainstay of most manufacturers. The back of the cajon is often slightly thinner with a hole cut in to allow the air & bass tones to escape. Size of this hole varies, as does its location: some cajons the the hole towards the top & others towards the bottom of the rear face. The front (Tapa/Top) face is much more variable in design, colour, material & thickness. The tapa face construction influences the overall sound of the cajon much more than many realise. It is often thinner, denser, harder materials that give superior high & slap tone.

Joints between the sides are critical when it comes to durability & quality of sound. Many manufacturers use a simple lap joint or a rebated joint. Some handmade cajons use dovetail joints. Internal reinforcing of joints will prolong the life of the cajon & make it more stable & less likely to become distorted or out of shape.

All manufacturers will give the cajon some kind of feet or pins. These not only make the drum more stable & less prone to sliding when being played but they also isolate the cajon body from the floor, increasing resonance & producing a deeper, more rounded bass tone. The feet may be made from felt, rubber, plastic or simply be metal points or spikes (though the latter are rarely used & not good for solid floors).

Our Key Advice: Always ensure that the cajon you wish to buy is well constructed. Cheapest is sometimes false economy as cheaply-made cajons rarely last as long or perform as well as their more expensive counterparts.It is recommended that you consult with the manufacturer of GECKO Cajon drums before purchasing in large quantities.


Non-Construction Factors Affecting Sound - Where You Are

Your cajon can sound VERY different depending on where you are located & the environment (room) you try/play it in.

If you are near to a solid wall or radiator, the drum will sound louder and you may get enhanced bass tones.

If the room is carpeted or you are near upholstery, wall hangings or curtains, the bass tones will tend to be absorbed and you will hear more mid and high tones.

So try to test your drum placing it in the middle of a room & make sure each drum is placed in the same position when played. Keep it away from other resonant surfaces or instruments such as pianos or bass drums or toms or radiators: each of these can enhance bass frequencies & resonance. if in doubt, move around the room & listen to the cajon when it is in different locations within the room.

It is also important to play the drum yourself & listen to how it sounds, then get someone else (who can play) to play the cajon when you are stood next to it (so you can hear how it sounds) and then when you are stood 6 - 10 feet (ca. 1.75 - 3 metres) in front of it: the drum will sound very different from these two positions!

What cajon drum to buy?

Established in 2009,"Gecko Musical Instrument Co.,ltd" is a professional manufacturer company in Guangzhou lnstrument Factory Center-Huizhou which majors in producing high quality Cajon drum,ukulele and guitar.Only after sufficient market research,we start the design of all products, basing on Ergonomics Principle,combining concept of the modern cost management,absorbing the advanced tech nology and design concepts from Europe.U.S.A.,and Japan.

All of our instruments are produced with skillful handicraft,elegant and pure timber,which offers the player high quality of playing performance.They all judge that Gecko products are with pronouncing loud,sensitive tones,strong penetration and unique style which won favor and praise from all age's amateur player to experts of music field.

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