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This cajon is made of birch with a maple and padauk top. Finished with three coats of shellac.
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#1 posted 06-21-2011 11:37 PM
Hmmm. I thought a Cajun was a Louisianna resident….. I have no idea what it is but anything bright yellow and red has my attention!!
-- Dave www.bluesagehues.com
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#2 posted 06-21-2011 11:41 PM
Its a Spanish musical instrument if I’m not mistaken. Used in Flamenco dancing/music. Cajon means Big box.
-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch
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#3 posted 06-22-2011 12:27 AM
it’s like a drum, you beat on it. look around on youtube.com you’ll see guys playing them.
-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com
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#4 posted 06-22-2011 12:48 AM
That’s a pretty one. The hole is smaller than most that I’ve seen. Looks like you did a good job though. I tried my hand at making one of these after first seeing a friend play one. I failed miserably, made it too thick. The friend that owned the one I was referring to is a Flamenco guitar player and his wife a dancer. My friend told that cajons first came from Peru. Although yours does bear a striking resemblance to a Spanish version of one that he showed me, his didn’t have the fancy top. He also had a German version with all the “bells and whistles”. It was the one I tried to copy.
BTW, welcome to LJs wild.
-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with
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#5 posted 06-22-2011 01:29 AM
I had the same thought at Capt. Ahab.
I learned something new today!!Thanks….......Jim
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
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#7 posted 06-23-2011 12:30 AM
You guys are great Thanks for the comments and looking .
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#8 posted 06-24-2011 07:18 PM
It’s a beautiful cajon, a strange one because the top and the small hole….......but a nice one.Good work.
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