The origin of cajón flamenco is Peruvian; has been used for flamenco only in 1972 when the genius of flamenco, Paco de Lucia, heard this instrument for the first time at a party organized by the Spanish ambassador in Peru. At that moment knew that this sound would be perfect for his flamenco works, so he asked to his percussionist Ruben Dantas to insert it in his performances. Since then in Spain we have involved the cajón flamenco at other levels by introducing different woods and strings to refine the bass sounds in the drawer, although each manufacture has its own way of manufacturing the instrument. The most used wood for cajónes flamencos is phenolic birch plywood board. According to many flamenco artists, the drawer sound resembles the feet of a dancer because there is the sound of the floor (bass sound) and that of the heel (high-pitched sound).
In Maderas Barber we have chosen the phenolic birch to make the structure of the cajón flamenco, because is a wood that transmit very well the sound through the percussion. There are many manufacturers that opt for this wood to the manufacture of the drawer since some of the best percussionist masters have extolled the acoustic properties of this wood and its great resistance to moisture.
In Maderas Barber we join the passion for this special instrument and we offer this fantastic wood to create the best drawers.
The cajón flamenco compositions that we offer are designed and selected to build different drawer models with the different types of plywood we have in Maderas Barber.
Each drawer and each composition are unique, because in the 4 sides and in the upper and lower top we can use the same or different plywood. We offer the quality and the variety of our wood and phenolic birch boards so you can choose the design that you prefer to get your quality instrument.