Sol Percussion's Dos Voces Cajon is handmade in Peru, considered by most to be the birthplace of the cajon as an instrument. It is called Dos Voces, or Two Voices, because of its dual playing surface design. By placing the sound port on the side of the cajon, A Tempo are able to offer a versatile instrument with a traditional, Peruvian playing surface on one side and a Flamenco playing surface on the other. Partially sealed and without snares, the traditional side offers the round, mellow tones and pure bass that has characterized Peruvian cajons for generations. Flip the cajon around and the player can draw out the more aggressive, modern sound of the snares common to the modern Flamenco-style cajons.
The body of the Dos Voces Cajon is made from solid, furniture-grade panels of Mohena, with dovetail joints and a beautiful gloss finish. The playing surfaces are both multi-ply Spanish Cedar and Lupuna. Designed with two playing surfaces and the sound port on the side, this cajon offers two distinct sounds, or voices. One side has a traditional Peruvian sound with no snares and a partially sealed playing surface. Sound from this side is warm and mellow with a pure bass tone - perfect for softer songs or acoustic sets. The opposite side has the same snare configuration as our El Flamenco cajon with snare strings running from top to bottom against the back of the playing surface.This side has a more aggressive sound that is better for louder gigs or traditional flamenco playing. Free gig bad included!