Building a cajon. What makes a cajon sound really good? (Part 2)

In Part 1. I wrote about the material, the parameters and assembling of the cajon in general. Now let’s talk about that part of the cajon we use, or better to say, hit most often: The playing surface (Tapa) The playing surface (or frontplate) is the part of the instrument that the audience or customer…

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Building a cajon. What makes a cajon sound really good? (part 1)

 Lets begin with the material. High quality musical instuments can only be made of high quality wood. The wood must be flawless: free from visible defects (free from color variations, knots, burls, swirls and streaks ) and free from its corrections. The plywood must be obtained from proper storing conditions (horizontally laid on even surface, optimal humidity and temperature).…

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