Rockbox Deluxe Cajon
Made in Australia by Stephen Ramsey using hand selected pine, cedar ply and Tasmanian Oak
crafted together with fine dovetail joints, this cajon is a work of art.
Internally it has the standard Rockbox pat pending snare system that can be
finely adjusted to the drummers requirements.
Pro model and the deluxe sound exactly the same, a real punchy bass and cracking snare.
My snare design allows the drummer to dampen the snare when hitting the bass.
This isolates the snare giving the bass a pure tone, almost free of snare sounds.
You can here the distinct separation in the sound file below.
Click here for a sound file of the Rockbox deluxe model (Deluxe and Pro model sound the same)
Here what drummer Gareth Edwards had to say about his new Deluxe model Rockbox;
"Just had my first play of the Cajon with guitars and vocals backing me up. To say it sounded amazing is an understatement. I really got a true feel for it. The fractional difference in hand placement when hitting really impacts the different tones of the snare. Consistency is definitely something I'm going to have to work on. All my mates were in awe of the depth of tone that this beautiful thing has. I'm over the moon mate. I can't thank you enough for building this for me. It's fantastic. "
This cajon has a Five year workmanship warranty but could easily last a lifetime,
made with dovetail joints this drum can support up to 150 kg+ in weight.
The drum has a fantastic deep bass, rich mid tones and a bright crisp snare.
For me an environmental product is one that is made to last a long time has
no built in obsolescence, it needs to be made once and made well using the
least amount of energy and resources, the Dovetail Rockbox is just that,
made to last for a lifetime if treated with respect.
My hope is that the Dovetail model cajon will be passed down from generation to generation.
Above: detail view of dovetail joint Rockbox deluxe construction.
This guarantees it's quality and craftsmanship, this does not mean
Workmanship warranty: does not include freight charges to and from for overseas buyers.
The front hitting panel is just 3mm thickness and is not guaranteed against breaking.
Meaning if you put your hand through it while playing it's not under warranty.
The internal snare system is made extremely well but not indestructible, there is really
no reason to touch it once in tune, so I suggest don't.
The snare wires should only be touched with care and can easily be bent out of shape( like any drum snare)
creating a rattle, rather than a crisp snare sound.
If it's in tune and sounds great, leave it that way. Don't let your friend put his hand through
the sound hole feeling around to see how it works, my warranty doesn't cover this.
Which side do you need the snare positioned?
The best way to approach this is for you to sit on a chair and
pretend you are playing a Rockbox.
The bass tone is achieved by hitting your finger tips
on the middle of the drum.
Which hand would you naturally use to lean over and hit the bass?
If it's your right hand, the snare gets placed on the left side.
if it's your left hand you use for the bass,
then the snare is positioned on the right side.
Pick up is preferred, and comes with a complimentary lesson and custom tune.
email to make an appointment
If "Pick up" is not possible, please email me for shipping costs and payment details.