Mustang Cajon Day


Cajun-Peruvian Box Drum DimensionsHosted by MSU Music Faculty Members Alan Black, Adam Lynsky and Tim Justus

Saturday, April 5, 2014 MSU Bandroom

9 AM- Morning Session - Building Your Own Cajon from Kit or Scratch
How to build your own cajon from a commercially available kit or from scratch using materials available from a hobby store, and some basic tools.

Recommended Kits:
Musicians’ Friend-Meinl Cajon Kit-Product #H92339
Guitar Center- Item # 108611070
Cascio Interstate-Item # DRSMYOCAJ
~If you want to build from scratch see the list of materials in the link.

What Do I Bring?
If you want to build a cajon from kit, bring your kit. You need to purchase it in advance from retail music dealer (Cascio Interstate Music Products, Guitar Center, Musicians’ Friend, etc.)

Open Box

While we may not finish your complete cajon that morning due to glue drying time, you will be able to complete it easily after the morning session.






Rough Box

Finished Box1 PM Afternoon Session-Cajon Basics

MSU Percussion Faculty will demonstrate some basic cajon playing techniques and perform some repertoire. If you already have a cajon and want to get some tips on playing, bring your cajon.


Cost of your Kit

(Order your cajon kit at least 4 weeks in advance)

Building your own from scratch? This is a suggested list of materials available from well-known hobby stores.

2-12" X 12" X 3/4" Birch Plywood (Top and Bottom)

2-12" X 24" X 3/4 Birch Plywood (Sides)

1-12" X 24" X 1/2" Birch Plywood (Back)

1-12" X 24" X 1/8" Birch Plywood (Front)

We will cut and assemble during the morning session. You will also need some good wood glue

and strap or adjustable furniture clamps. We can also cut the circular sound hole in the back of your cajon.


Box with hole cutWHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO ATTEND?

To register send an email to: with your name, e-mail address, and high school.


Need more information?

To contact Us:
Phone: 940-397-4267
Fax: 940-397-4511