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Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon
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      Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon (713026)
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Designed with Alex himself and constructed in his homeland, this is an authentically Peruvian cajon.

This Alex Acuña Signature Cajon features Peruvian mohena construction with dovetail corners and a lacquer finish. At Alex's request, a matte-finished face was added. The cajon has a partially adjustable face and rubber feet. The sound is warm with plenty of bass response.

This cajon comes with a free bag.

Born in Pativilca, Peru, Acuña played in local bands from the age of ten, and moved to Lima as a teenager. At the age of eighteen he joined the band of Perez Prado, and in 1967 he moved to Puerto Rico. In 1974 Acuña moved to Las Vegas, working with artists such as Elvis Presley and Diana Ross, and the following year he joined the jazz-fusion group Weather Report, appearing on the albums Black Market and Heavy Weather. Acuña left Weather Report in 1978, and became a session musician in California, recording and playing live with (amongst many others): Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Ella Fitzgerald, Jim Walker, Chick Corea, Whitney Houston, Plácido Domingo, Phil Keaggy, Sergeant Petter, Sam Phillips, former Weather Report bandmates Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Carlos Santana, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Beck, Roberta Flack, U2, and Al Jarreau.

Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon Features:

  • 20"H x 14"W x 12.5"D.
    Handcrafted in Peru from Peruvian mohena
    Beautiful lacquer finish
    Matte-finish face
    Partially adjustable faceplate
    Dovetail corners
    Rubber feet
    Includes free carry bag




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  • My first cajon

    As reviewed by Stephen Bracciotti on 8/1/2012

    Being a novice in the world of cajon playing, I did quite a bit of research and comparison on-line.I learned that the Latin American cajon is a little different than those used in Flamenco. The difference being the Latin one does not have a wire snare that sympathically vibrates. Given my budget and my love of Latin music, I opted for one without the snare when I came across a video of Alex Acuna discussing and demonstrating his signature cajon. I made the choice and took delivery on the Gon Bops Alex Acuna Signature Cajon. It is a beautiful instrument with lots of variation in tones. A rich bass and high end that can mimic a rim shot on a snare drum.The adjustable front plate gives options on the tone as well. The looks of this instrument is astoundingly beautiful; rich mohena wood sides, top and back and a light responsive front plate for the playing area. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a truly fine cajon rich with the Latin sound. Handmade in Peru.

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  • Homemade and handmade beauty!

    As reviewed by Vismark Ramos on 4/16/2014

    For beginners, intermediate, and pro players; this cajon is simply amazing! If your looking for a great tradition Peruvian style cajon (no snares), get this one!

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