Gon Bops Fiesta Mahogany Snare Cajon (with Bag)

Turn the knob on this snare cajon to adjust its snare wires for a tighter or looser sound -- or eliminate the snare sound entirely for a mellower thud.
Gon Bops Fiesta Mahogany Snare Cajon give you a great and traditional sound without the price of a super expensive custom hand made instrument. This great instrument has a low price that is intended for the student section, as well as any addition for hardcore musicians. The lightweight construction with rubber legs ensures it is easy to travel with, and the bass sounds dont escape through the floorboards. The Mahogany model features an external knob to adjust the pressure on the internal snare wires, even allowing for the snare to be turned off completely.


- 12" x 11.5" x 19.75"
- Mahogany Front Plate
- Large Rubber Feet
- Includes Gig Bag
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Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
12x11x19 Inches
Shipping Weight: 12.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GON FSCJM
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 1-800-817-2242
Email: gonbops@gonbops.com
Web: https://www.gonbops.com/contact/
(1 ratings)
Submitted June 5, 2015 by Adam V in Fort Wayne, IN
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The second I got this cajon I immediately wanted to return it. It sounded Very very cheap. It's made out of plywood however the playing side has a very thin mahogany veneer on it. However I decided to use it as a learning experience and experiment with different ways to play it/change the sound. It came with the guitar string "snares" which is okay; however the most important thing, to me, is the distinction between the "bass" sound and the "snare" sound. It was hardly distinguishable. However I put some electrical tape on the bottom of the snares as well as tightened them quite a bit (comes with an Alan wrench) and decided to bring it to a gig. I was really impressed a how much the sound changed with just those few minor tweaks. I would recommend this as a good cajon to travel with. However don't expect a great sound without making some personal adjustments.

Surprisingly projects very well. Very bass heavy. Had no issues playing in a 12 piece band. However be very well prepared to adjust the snares when you receive it. Non-playing side has a nice, resonant natural wood sound too.

It's nice that it comes with an Alan wrench to adjust the snares. Also came with a pad that you can sit on with a peel off adhesive. Soft case isn't great; but it's convenient.

Ease of Use
Again going back to the focus o my review: You have to make adjustments. Once you have it spec.ed the way read more you like it, it actually sounds pretty good. Plays well.

I recieved the product with 2 pretty gnarly dents in it. Not a huge deal for me personally because I like a little character; but I could very much understand frustration. It's made out of plywood. Pretty sturdy. Case is decent.

If you're looking for something a little more professional; I'd spend the extra 40 bucks or whatever on a little nicer one. However if you just want something for light jamming and to tote around I definitely think this is a good deal.

Manufacturer Support
Gave 5 stars because I did not contact.

The Wow Factor
The only thing that I think really makes this cajon stand out from others is the resonance on the lower end. Mine, at least, is very boom-y.

Musical Background:
Degree in music; music teacher

Musical Style:
Folk, soft rock, jazz
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