Cajon Drum Shop

Who is Freddy Nelson

The Back Story Pt 1.

Freddy Nelson is the great great grandson of Blind Limey Nelson. Blind limey originated for Bishop Auckland and emigrated to America just as the Great depression was kicking in.

He met with nothing but bad fortune. But in his time there he was actually filmed by a Folk song enthusiast and we are very lucky to have that footage available today.

 

Our Handmade Cajons.


A great cajon with a wide range of sounds.


  • The double 20 strand snares give this cajon a fantastic sizzle at the top end.
  • And the dense 12mm ply gives the cajon a deep and rounded bass tone.
  • Perfectly suited to many different styles o...

A Very Versatile Instrument


  • The double 20 strand snares are fully adjustable which gives you great flexibility.
  • With the snares fully on the cajon has a bright lively snare sound.
  • And with the snares fully off the cajon becomes a grea...

A Cajon Drum which sounds fantastic and is equally suited to keeping the beat or taking the lead.



The craftsman built cajon has 3 distinctive sounds:

  • The Bass. The 12mm Birch wood Ply and low slung sound hole give th...

Two Tonal Chambers:


  • This totally unique and professional-level cajon features an internal tone chamber for the snare and a completely separate tonal chamber for the bass.
  • This gives the snare a fantastic crisp sound and isolates the bass soun...

Fully Adjustable Snare and Front Plate:


  • The Traditional Flamenco Cajon has two sets of wires which give a crisp snare sound and are fully adjustable so that you can easily adjust the sound to your liking.
  • The Front Plate is screwed to the caj...

Authentic Mento Sound


  • This is a traditional mento (early Jamaican/Caribbean) instrument which substituted for the double bass.
  • It has 6 keys which can be independently tuned. (We have it tuned to the key of G but you can tune it however you l...

Traditional Rumba Box


The Rumba Box is an old bass instrument which was used widely in Mento and Calypso music. It was used as a substitute for the double bass. It is also in the tradition of home made Jug Band instruments.


  • This is our...