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Meinl Slap Top Cajon

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Step up to the next generation of cajon. With a comfortable design that brings the strike surface closer to the player for a more upright playing style, this conceptual drum from the forward-thinking minds at Meinl certainly doesn't look like your father's cajon. And while it's the unique look that catches your eye initially, it's the crisp, clean sound and musical versatility that seals the deal for drummers of all skill levels.

Unlike the traditional cajon where the player sits on top and pitches their body forward to play, the Slap Top cajon rests comfortably between your knees for a more natural and more comfortable playing experience that's easier on your body and back when playing extended sets or for longer periods of time. The sound port is strategically located in front so the sound is projected out from the drum and toward the audience. High and low tones, as well as the signature snare effect, are built into the sound board of this specialty cajon.

The highly resonant drum body is nicely crafted of eco-friendly, medium density fiberboard and features a distinctive Makah Burl front plate on the top. Different strike points offer up different tones and beats to give you a wider sound spectrum no matter what type of music you enjoy playing.


  • Comfortable design
  • Forward sound projection
  • Internal snare wires
  • Wide sound spectrum
  • Eco-friendly construction materials


  • Frontplate: Makah-Burl
  • Resonating body: Eco-friendly medium density fiberboard


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"MEINL Cymbals: 2-Year Limited
MEINL Percussion & Hardware: 2-Year Limited

MEINL warrants all MEINL Cymbals, Percussion and Hardware from defects in material or workmanship. If the product shows any sign of material or workmanship defect, we will replace it at no charge for a period of two (2) years commencing on the date of original retail purchase through an Authorized MEINL Dealer.

MEINL will not guarantee any product that has been lost or damaged by accident, neglect or misuse; including any product that has been altered or repaired by a non-authorized dealer or individual. This warranty only applies to the original purchaser. Any replaced product will remain under warranty only during the remaining warranty period of the original product purchase. Products mailed or shipped to any of our warehouses without prior consent or a Return
Authorization Number will be refused. No warranty is offered for heads, shoulder straps, zippers, tuning ropes, cowbell beaters, wood blocks and rattan shakers.

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  1. nice and no ring marks

    Posted by RobK on 26th May 2015

    I've owned both - this one, first generation, I'm going back to it. These do wash out eventually. but if they keep the price near one hundred, I can live with it. What I mean is the older, more used the deeper the center bass. The newer the better/more tom sounds coming in from the edge. This unit does not get any marks from my wedding ring as the taller model does! I hope they don't let the prices climb on these...

  2. Meinl Slap top

    Posted by Darren Bryce on 30th Jul 2014

    Pretty cool item. Easy to play with some nice varied sounds. Will be miking it today with a small combo. Hopefully it sounds good miked. The bass isn't very low, but miking it might make the difference.

  3. Meinl Slap Top Cajon

    Posted by Joseph Diotte on 16th Jul 2014

    very comfortable to play, very happy with it

  4. Slap Top Cajon

    Posted by Wiley Wolf on 14th Jul 2014

    Nice design, Very stable and comfortable. Amazing how much the sound travels with the front port. I'm a little disappointed with the sound of the snare, (just my personal choice) slapping playing field hard it sounds like a Drum Corps snare at a parade. (Very tight and high pitched)

  5. Speedy Delivery

    Posted by (MN, USA) on 14th Jul 2014

    My order experience with X8 drums was fantastic! When I was first ordering the drum, I tried calling the business number and got right to a customer service agent who was personally friendly and helpful! Then the drum came SO fast and was in great shape with no nicks or shipping damage. The item is exactly what it looks like online and sounds great!

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