LP’s Cajon Hats introduce the familiar hi-hat sound in the form of a compact, portable cajon add-on. This versatile, one of a kind, patent pending, first to market cajon accessory allows players to more fully express themselves sonically. By simply mounting LP’s Cajon Hats to their cajon musicians gain an essential cymbal sound without the fuss of heavy cymbals and a stand. With an affordable MSRP of $154, Cajon Hats easily fit into any budget.
Victor Filonovich, LP’s Director of Product Development, said, “Percussionists and drum-set players miss the Indispensible, go-to sound of hi-hats when playing cajon. By adding the bright, crisp sound of our Cajon Hats to their instrument, players will be able to more fully and naturally express themselves.”
Manufactured from premium B20 bronze, the 9-inch Cajon Hats are extremely durable. The player can explore a palette of traditional hi-hat wash by opening and closing the Cajon Hats with the easily adjusted thumbscrew. Additionally, the specially designed striker allows for stick-free playing. When finished, the Cajon Hats can be quickly removed for easy transport. Expand your sonic possibilities by adding LP’s Cajon Hats to your setup.
Latin Percussion announced the release of its new Americana Series of Cajons. Manufactured entirely in the USA, Americana Cajons are constructed using hand-selected, 11-ply, plantation grown Baltic Birch, chosen for its superior durability and incredible resonance. The Americana Series makes its debut featuring three distinct models, a String Style cajon, a Snare Style model and a traditional Peruvian model. Each cajon is carefully made by hand using a uniquely engineered design and shape that optimizes the instrument’s acoustic performance and delivers a rich, satisfying tonal range. In addition, all of the materials used in the manufacturing of the Americana Series meet Phase II CARB Compliance and Lacey Act Standards.
“With the Americana Series, LP has a taken a giant leap forward in our Cajon offering,” said Victor Filonovich, Director of Product Management. “Months of research went into choosing the optimal selection of materials to maximize our advanced design and ultimately produce the best sounding cajons ever made.
What’s more, our decision to manufacture these instruments in the United States, near our world headquarters in Garfield, New Jersey affords us the opportunity to closely monitor product quality and continue to work with our manufacturing facility on developing more new instruments quickly and efficiently.”
To further ensure the quality of every Americana Series cajon, each instrument receives a final ten-point inspection by a quality control specialist before it is boxed to ship. The specialist closely examines each cajon and upon approval, hand signs an inspection certificate that is placed in the carton with the drum.
The Americana String Style Cajon (LP1437) uses a hand-selected, exotic African Sapele wood front plate and highly responsive, custom-designed D’Addario® strings. The combination of the two results in a crisp vocalization that’s essential for the traditional Flamenco sound. LP’s state-of-the-art tuning mechanism is easy to reach and allows the player to control string sensitivity and tonal response with a standard drum key. The String Style Cajon features angled corners for added player comfort and measures 11 3/4″ x 11 7/8″ x 19″. MSRP for the String Style Cajon is $459.
With a front plate made from hand-selected exotic lyptus and okoume wood, the Americana Snare Style Cajon (LP1438) uses Puresound® Custom Pro brass snare wires that produce a lively, sizzling articulation, that’s bright and resonant. Like the String Style model, the Snare Style Cajon has angled corners for player comfort and measures 11 3/4″ x 11 7/8″ x 19″. The American Series Snare Style Cajon has an MSRP of $429.
To round out the introduction of the series, LP also created the Americana Peruvian Style Cajon (LP1439) The hand-selected, exotic African okoume wood front plate produces a wide spectrum of traditional Peruvian-style cajon sounds, from the highest-pitched slaps to the deepest, most thunderous bass tones. With its precision dovetail construction, the Peruvian Style Cajon measures 11 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ x 19 1/2″ and carries an MSRP of $359.
“With the Americana Series, LP refused to settle for anything less than exceptional quality and premium performance,” said LP Vice President and General Manager Joe Vasko. “LP has a well-earned reputation for developing and producing the world’s greatest percussion instruments and the Americana Series of Cajons is no exception.”
Whether it be a percussionist needing a premium cajon to perform traditional world music or a drum set player looking for a portable rhythmic solution for “unplugged” gigs, the Americana Series Cajons from LP are among the most well-built, best sounding cajons in the world.
Latin Percussion has released its all-new “Journeyman” Fiberglass Cajon (LP1435). This all-new Flamenco-style cajon is constructed using a one-piece fiberglass shell, a wood front plate and fixed internal snare wires for incredible response.
“Every busy musician knows the beating that their gear can take over time,” said Jeff Ivester, LP Marketing Director. “The fiberglass body of the Journeyman Cajon is tough enough to withstand the rigors of load in and load out and still sound great in any acoustic setting.”
The cajon’s construction gives the instrument crisp, high slaps as well as deep rich bass tones. Its dimensions are 19″ H x 12-1/2″ W x 12-1/2″ D. MSRP for the LP Journeyman Fiberglass Cajon is $329.00.