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

This Alex Acuna Signature Special Edition Cajon was beautifully handcrafted in Peru from Peruvian Mohena with artisan inlays. Alex's favorite flamenco model, this cajon has wires that provide the perfect amount of buzz and resonance-the cajon is excellent for traditional flamenco or for modern applications.

Cajon comes with a free carrying bag.

Born in Pativilca, Peru, Acuna 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 Acuna 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. Acuna 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 Special Edition Cajon Features:

  • 20"H x 14"W x 12.5"D.
    Handcrafted in Peru from Peruvian Mohena with artisan inlays
    Wires provide the perfect amount of buzz and resonance
    for traditional Flamenco
    Adjustable faceplate
    Dovetail corners
    Rubber feet

    Includes free carry bag

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  • Absolutely great!

    As reviewed by James on 4/18/2011

    Apart from being a stunning instrument with the beautiful inlays, Gon Bops really went above and beyond with this cajon. The Peruvian Mohena gives it a very rich sound; even if you're playing outside it still gives off a great sound and doesn't have to compete with the other instruments. It has a definitively latin feel to it, but it still sounds right in most genres. Granted, it's a bit expensive depending on your experience level, but for the price, it's a fantastic instrument. To be honest, the only real drawback is the carrying bag, which feels a little like it can't support the weight of the cajon. I usually am taking it from my trunk to the stage, but if you were lugging it around, it would start to pull on your shoulder. The cajon itself gives a really consistent sound, which I appreciate. The Mohena feels really nice when playing, additionally. Overall, it's a good value for a spectacular instrument.

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  • Definitely worth the money

    As reviewed by Felipe Olivarez on 6/18/2012

    This is my first cajon and I will admit that i was a bit hesitant because of the price, but it is definitly worth it. I conducted extensive research on cajons; from the quality of wood to the actual make and/or design of the model and I found that that this cajon is the best option for your money. The way the strings are layed across the upper corners really allows the cajon to deliver a deep rich bass the simply is not matched by other cheaper models. Trust me, once you try this cajon you'll hear what i'm talking about. Where the snare sound may not be as profound as in other models that have the strings across the front of the plate, this cajon still delivers the snare and bass sounds you'll need for any jam session. My favorite thing about this cajon is that you get 3 distinct/separate sounds from the front plate and if you add a little techinique, the possibilities can be endless. The size and look of the cajon is beautiful and definitely looks much better in person that on the website. Hopefully this review helps in making the your decision, but if you still have some doubt you still have the option of returning it. That was the final deciding factor in my decision simply because i've never been able to find one in a store so i could test it out for myself. By the way, youtube videos do not do this cajon justice if you're checking for sound quality.

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  • Beautiful finish and great sound

    As reviewed by Fermin Baez on 2/5/2013

    When I got the Alex Acuna cajon I was blown away by how beautiful this instrument is. The wood grain, the polished finish, the details are just excellent,compared against the myriad of cajons available in the market. In terms of sounds, it really does have a deep bass sound in the middle, with minimal activation of the snare sound. The corners offer great snappy sounds. I only noticed two things that I didn't like: (1) the snare sound is not very strong nor sensitive and (2) adjusting the strings is anything but easy, as the front panel needs to be removed to gain access to the six screws that adjust each string individually. This is definitely just a matter of taste, as obviously many people enjoy the sound of the Alex Acuna Special Edition. For me personally wasn't was I was looking for as I wanted a stronger snare. But is a great cajon, well built and beautiful to look at.

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