Summary: Really great product. Just don't buy it for your girlfriend. Buy it for yourself and let her use it. Especially if she's an ex-stripper. You will never see the cajon again. And she will teabag every weird dude in a 5 mile radius and your cajones will be dry.
Summary: This is my first cajon and my first Meinl product. I've only had it for about a week, but so far I love it. It has a nice bass sound to it, and it also has a lot of different sounds to offer, depending on were you hit it obviously. I would definitely recommend this product and the seller. I got the cajon within 3 days of ordering it with the free standard shipping option.
Summary: I cannot comment on this instrument because it was damaged and I have not had the opportunity to tweak it and play it. However, the dimensions listed on the site are incorrect! The correct dimensions are exactly 11.75" W x 12" D x 18" H. It doesn't sound like much, but overall it is much smaller than the dimensions listed on the site.
my review of the meinl snare cajon with american white ash front
5 November 2010
Summary: Wonderful sound, perfect condition, quick shipping. 5 Stars. Snares are adjustable, screws on top corners are adjustable for snap. I've used this about 5 times in public so far, I usually play guitar/sing and have a friend play along with the Cajon. It's a really easy instrument to pick up and learn how to play quickly. You don't have to put tons of time and effort into it like you do for guitar or a drum set.
Summary: This is an amazing instrument and Meinl makes a great entry-level cajon. It doesn't feel cheap and it still gives great sound. The adjustable snare mechanic is a little strange at first, but after a few minutes of adjusting I was able to easily find a spot where I could have both snare tones and pure, deep bass hits distinct from each other. While I have not yet used this instrument outside, I do know that it works wonders for impromptu sessions indoors.
Summary: If you are looking for learners cajon this is decent, however is not exceptional for that you will need to go to something that is priced at about 3x of this at schlagwerk. The sound is still ok for small acoustic settings, has a good snare sounds, but lacking in the deep bass sound.
Summary: Before you buy this particular model I suggest you do research and find a cajon with the sound you want; it definitely isn't a cheap purchase. However if you like the sound of this particular model then I would definitely recommend it. The build quality is very good, and even under my hefty weight the box feels sturdy and strong, even whilst leaning back. The snares are very quick and easy to apply/remove and don't rattle when disengaged.