S-Series Snare Cajon from Kopf Percussion
The S-Series Snare Cajon Drum from Kopf Percussion has to be considered when buying a cajon. Construction starts with a solid poplar shell. Dual playing surfaces made from the finest baltic birch plywood available. One tapa has 4 non-adjustable snares for a crisp snare effect. There is a complete separation between the bass and the snare sounds. The playing surface is secured with black oxide coated steel screws. Every Kopf S- Series Cajon drum has a fine clear satin finish to allow the natural overtones of the wood to come through.When it comes to the quality of cajon drums for sale, I take great pride in crafting the best that I can.
Tonal Characteristics: Deep Punchy Bass tones with very responsive snares
12 x 12 x 20
Solid Poplar Shell
Baltic Birch Playing Surfaces
Dual Playing Surfaces (One with snares and one without)
Hand Rubbed Finish
Heavy Duty Vinyl Covered Seat with 1" Padding
Steel Reinforced Rubber Feet
I purchased a Kopf Cajon over a year ago after doing a ton of research. I liked that it was made in the states (and in GA, nonetheless - I live outside Atlanta). Prior to making the purchase, I had questions, called, and spoke to Steve directly. He was super responsive and beyond helpful. I waited to do the review, because I wanted to speak on the quality after having a ton of time with the product. I've played around with numerous makes/models of Cajons, and there is nothing like this out there. It sounds like a kick drum but has the responsiveness to function as a full kit (with a few add-ons). The snare doesn't create a buzz, but allows it to function for any type of music/style. I use it for acoustic gigs, and people continue to be blown away at the full sound it provides. I am beyond impressed and will never buy a Cajon from anywhere else.
This cajon is so nicely made & finished. It is plenty strong on the bass sound which is great! If I wanted stronger snare I think I would try out the double shot. Quality products!
Have played a Kopf Tumba for a couple years, so when I needed a full throated cajon, I called the folks at the shop. This drum is an instant treasure. Sturdy, heavily built with a rich impressive bass. Feels great to my hands and fingers, lots of nuance available. Finely made enough to be a presentation show piece, yet the S-Cajon is just right to be my everyday ride. This cajon will be a good friend for a long time. Thanks, Steve!
Great talking with you last week Steve! Thanks for the advice.......the cajon arrived yesterday and is perfect. Great job man!
I just got this as an early Christmas present to myself. I can't say enough about the quality of this drum. I can tell that some time went into it. It sounds as great as it looks. Nice snare sound and a big fat bass sound too. I love it. Glad I did my research.
I purchased this for my home studio after doing weeks of research. This cajon came with very high recommendations and I now see why. This is the best sounding cajon that I have heard to date. Great job Kopf !
Received 9/30 /2015. Can't get the smile off my face !. Amazing build,sound and quality. Crisp snare right at the top with a robust bass. Very clean separation of tones without any snare buzz intruding into the bass.Wonderful overtones. Highly responsive to even the lightest finger technique. The non snare tapa has a very rich peruvian sound. A versatile instrument . The Kaces cajon case is well made , well padded and durable. Fits the cajon well. Customer service was outstanding. I was uncertain as to which cajon to buy. I called and discussed this with Steve. Based on the genres , he recommended the S series snare. Wise counsel . Thankyou for a wonderful instrument.
I want to bang on the Cajon all day. Kopf really got it right. The sound is perfect right out of the box even without a microphone, now I know why they are back ordered. LOVE IT!!!
I received my Kopf S-Series Snare Cajon around the end of July 2015, and it has proven to be the best cajon I have heard or played. It is incredibly diverse, and it's a blast to play. After receiving it, I went to a local music store and played a handful of other cajons just for fun, and none of them compared to my Kopf! Plus, it's built like a tank. Thanks for the great instrument. Here is a sample of me playing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNh0HjAeO1Y