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Cruz Cajon ELITE Leon

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Cruz Cajon ELITE

Cruz Cajon Elite is pure perfection.  It is the ultimate cajon in the Cruz Cajon range. Handcrafted with the finest birchwood & perfectly finished for maximum quality & sound, ensured endurability for years to come. Extremely versatile, with an exceptional range of dynamics & resonance. Crisp, full snare sound that can be adjusted to your own personal preference with our unique string-tuning system. Warm, resonant bass that produces depth of tone with a powerful punch, and a distinct separation between ‘snares’ & bass sounds.

Internal sound curtain for superior sound & depth, resulting in a distinct seperation of snares & bass. Perfect for micing up the cajon & recording, featuring a neater overall sound with less feedback. The sound curtain can be seperated from the frontboard via the back soundhole to create a completely different sound from your cajon.

Extra-thick built-in Fortified bass port for ultimate bass boost & resonance

It is effortless to get an awesome sound out of this outstanding instrument.

Watch our short animation to see the features & inside*See additional information for all the features

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Description

CRUZ CAJON

Cruz Cajon is Heidi Joubert’s  unique brand of outstanding cajons. Developed and designed by Heidi Joubert for the optimum playing experience. Each Cruz Cajon is delicately handcrafted to perfection in Spain with passion & love by our experienced artesan who takes pride in delivering outstanding professional instruments. Handmade with the finest birchwood, using only the highest quality wood and  materials for a perfect sounding cajon with a rich resonance & beautiful finish.

The making of the Cruz Cajon & quality control

After the handcrafting process, each cajon is finely tuned and then taken through a rigorous  testing phase, approved by our professional cajon team to ensure it matches the highest possible standard.

Excellent for your posture, playability & developing a good technique

The sound quality is superb and so is the playing action, with an extremely fast rebound action that makes it effortless to play. The bass “sweet spot” is situated as high as possible, just below the “snare” to encourage & retain a healthy posture, as well as developing the correct technique as you play the cajon. It has a rageously loud bass with a beautiful resonance & a neat, crisp attack on the highs with a distinct separation between the snare and bass sounds. Fabulous for acoustic playing, miced-up playing and recording! It is really almost effortless to get a great sound out of the cruz cajon!

Making a difference with our charity

A part of the profits from all our cajon sales go towards our Skierlik Community Project, a charity set up by Heidi Joubert in collaboration with a local pastor & his team, based in the informal settlement of Skierlik in South Africa. They dedicate their lives to making a difference in their community. The charity helps children & families living in the most poverty stricken conditions in the local & surrounding areas. The project offers feeding programs, education & skill training and a safe space with rehabilitation for children who are abandoned, abused or neglected, and helps get them off the streets and out of a life of violence & crime.  Find out more & get involved here.

Cruz Cajon ELITE

Cruz Cajon Elite is pure perfection.  It is the ultimate cajon in the Cruz Cajon range. Handcrafted with the finest birchwood & perfectly finished for maximum quality & sound, ensured endurability for years to come. Extremely versatile, with an exceptional range of dynamics & resonance. Crisp, full snare sound that can be adjusted to your own personal preference with our unique string-tuning system. Warm, resonant bass that produces depth of tone with a powerful punch, and a distinct separation between ‘snares’ & bass sounds.

With 4 tunable guitar strings & 2 unique tuning knobs to individually tune each side of the cajon to your own personal sound. The tuning knobs are strategically placed to tune the cajon as you play.

Internal sound curtain for superior sound & depth, resulting in a distinct seperation of snares & bass. Perfect for micing up the cajon & recording, featuring a neater overall sound with less feedback. The sound curtain can be partially pulled out through the soundhole in the back to create a completely different sound from your cajon.

Extra-thick built-in Fortified bass port for ultimate bass boost & resonance

It is effortless to get an awesome sound out of this outstanding instrument.

  •  Extra Rounded Corners  – extra comfort & optimum playability with a sleek finish
  •  4 Tunable guitar strings – crisp full-range ‘snare’ with various sound possibilities
  •  Unique Tuning system – personalise your snare sound, ultra durable, minimises buzz, rattles & string breakage
  •  2 Easy-to-use tuning knobs – unique & practical tuning knobs, strategically placed to tighten / loosen strings each side seperately as you play. Easily tune the strings in playing positon without having to get off the cajon to do so! Very useful for that situation live onstage, you can tune it even as you play!
  •  Internal Sound Curtain – superior sound & depth with a distinct seperation of snares & bass. Perfect for micing up the cajon & recording, featuring a neater overall sound with less feedback. The sound curtain can be partially pulled out through the soundhole in the back to create a completely different sound from your cajon.
  •  Extra-Thick built-in fortified Bass port – ultimate bass boost & resonance
  •  4 strong anti-slip rubber feet – solid support & movement reduction as you play
MODELS
The differences are purely cosmetic (colour).
*Each cajon has its own ‘unique look’ as the natural wood grain is visible and different for every cajon
Elite Toro
Natural wood chasis (body), solid black frontboard colour, natural wood logo
Elite Leon
Natural wood chasis (body), natural wood frontboard colour, solid black logo

Additional information

Dimensions

48 x 29 x 29 cm

Weight

4.5kgs

Material

Finest Birchwood

Model

Elite Leon (Natural frontboard with black logo and natural chasis/body)

Colour

Natural frontboard with black logo and natural chasis/body

Extra Rounded Corners

Extra comfort & optimum playability with a sleek finish

4 Tunable guitar strings

Crisp full-range 'snare' with various sound possibilities, tunable using our unique 2 tuning knob system

Unique Tuning system

Personalise your snare sound, ultra durable, minimises buzz, rattles & string breakage

2 Easy-to-use tuning knobs

Unique & practical tuning knobs, strategically placed to tighten / loosen strings each side seperately as you play
*Easily tune the strings in playing positon without having to get off the cajon to do so! Very useful for that situation live onstage, you can tune it even as you play!

Internal Sound Curtain

Superior sound & depth with a distinct seperation of snares & bass
*Perfect for micing up the cajon & recording, featuring a neater overall sound with less feedback.
**The sound curtain can be seperated from the frontboard via the back to create a completely different sound from your cajon.

Extra-thick built-in Fortified Bass port

Ultimate bass boost & resonance

4 Strong Anti-slip rubber feet

Solid support & movement reduction as you play

15 reviews for Cruz Cajon ELITE Leon

  1. Len Ciuffreda (verified owner)

    I was really delighted to receive my new Elite model cajon “across the pond” here in the US. Construction is excellent / finished nicely. The top front corners being fully rounded / beveled is a truly thoughtful touch. Playing is an absolute joy. The cajon is extremely articulate and responsive, with excellent snare / bass separation. The bass is pronounced but controlled – not overly “boomy”, and the snare area is pleasantly crisp – it just calls you to do finger rolls (I use the pads of my fingers not the reverse…). Again I’d emphasize the responsiveness….it is just so lively! It is definitely an instrument that “wants to be played”. Also, there are absolutely no buzzing / unwanted vibrational sounds whatsoever.

    Its so nice to read that many newer / beginning cajon players are getting these – fantastic decision! At the same time this is certainly not an “entry level” sounding nor playing cajon. I have been playing several years now and do have two other cajons, neither of them being “entry level”. And I am a bit particular. Each of the three has a different character and vibe which works out quite nicely, and the Cruz elite surely holds its own among them, and in certain aspects stands out favorably. So for the more experienced player as well, you will absolutely be glad to have one of these. Just buy one. You will regret it one day if you don’t!

    Finally, Heidi is wonderful in cheerfully responding to questions, and is an absolute pleasure to deal with. You can tell that not only is she passionate about her music, but truly cares for her family of clients as well.

    Thanks so very much Heidi.
    God bless,
    Len 🙂

  2. Claude Schnierl

    Hi Heidi
    After I discovered you on Youtube, I have already learned a lot from you. I was really thrilled when you also launched the new course “Moden method of cajon”. I now practice regularly according to your course and have already made progress and now accompany our house band with the Workship songs. Of course, my Cruz Cajon Elite Pro is also a lot of fun. It is a great pleasure with your cajon. Thank you very much

  3. Jack Burchard (verified owner)

    Clear Separation or Distinction is what I have craved. After about 10 years I finally bought a Cruz Cajon. Heidi shipped it from London to me in Washington State USA. I got it promptly with no damage. Very reasonable cost for a superior instrument. The workmanship and sound are fantastic. The snare crackles and shuffles. The bass booms low. A light touch produces great grooves.

  4. Susanna Pierson

    Hey guys
    These are the best cajons ever, they are absolutely great and just great to play. The bass is like the roar of a lion, I love it. As a beginner I play it like a profi :o)) I am so enthusiastic about my Leon that I will get a second one in black.
    Dear Heidi keep up the good work, you are great. Looking forward to your new tutorial videos. Big hug

  5. Thang ( Ray ) Nguyen

    Hello Heidi, Every time I watch you play on Youtube I am blown away. You are an amazing musician and as genuine as they come. I’ve always wanted one of your Cajons, but I didn’t know if I could justify the purchase as a beginner. COVID-19 has taught me that we must continue onward to our best selves. There is no more important pursuit. I’m ready now. I’m hoping your people in Spain are still making the Cruz Pro Elite Leon model and sending them to London for you to test, tune and send to the USA. Please let me know how long lead times are now. I’d like to order one this month. Hope to hear from you soon. Thank you!

    • heidijoubert

      Hello Thang

      It is good to hear from you! And thank you for your very lovely comments on my music 🙂 My Cruz Cajons are still handcrafted in Spain and I still test them myself personally before posting them to the USA. Re the delivery times, it has not really changed much and it takes about 2-5 days to reach you once dispatched. I really hope this helps! And thank you for considering to purchase a Cruz cajon, it really means a lot to me and I am so proud that you wrote to me!

      Let me know if you have any other questions or if you need help with placing your order! BTW, I am just about to launch my Long awaited Modern Method for cajon, I really hope you will enjoy these videos as much as my older videos, I am so excited to release these…. I have worked very hard on them!

      Big Hug

      Heidi

  6. Scott Cissel

    My cajon arrived in excellent condition thanks to the sturdy packaging. Unboxing the cajon; its a true work of art and the sound is SO nice. I have not played a cajon before, but the best way I can describe the bass is rich yet ‘tight’. The upper snare portion of the cajon is also a ‘tight’ and just the perfect amount of sizzle in the snare. What i mean regarding ‘tight’ is not loose and echoey sound but a very precision sound that helps to clearly define each beat. Looking forward to Heidi’s upcoming teaching products and hopefully being a ‘patron’ ;-). Thanks again Heidi. Scott.

  7. heidijoubert

    Hello Scott!

    Yes indeed we are, in fact, most of my sales go to the USA 🙂 I am even planning to start to stock a few in the USA later this year. At present I only have Pro models left in stock, my artisan in Spain is currently handcrafting some new stock and I should have Pro Plus and Pro Elite models in stock within the next month. I saw you reqeusted to know the difference between the pro and the pro Elite. The main differences are: The Pro Elite has 2 guitar strings and 2 tuning knobs for the strings for more spectrum in regards to full precision control with having more or less ‘snare’ sound. The Bass has more oomph and power boom due to a more enhanced and larger natural built in wooden bass port (internal work at the sound hole) and it has rounded corners in the front for more ease and comfort. It also has an internal sound carpet that gives much more separation in sound between the highs and basses, and is very useful for recording. The sound carpet can be partly placed out via the sound hole, resulting in a completely different sound. The finish between the Toro models is slightly different, the Pro Elite has a solid black finish on the front board with the logo in natural wood colour, and the Pro has an opaque black colour front board and the logo is white. In other matters such as the wood and general construction, they are both the same. It all depends on what your need are, they are both really great. I would say the Pro is great for playing live, and if you want a top range instrument to record to perfection and everything, the Pro Elite is great.

    Hope this helps! Do let me know if you have any other questions! You can feel free to place a backorder as some of my Pro Elite models get sold out before the stock is even finished (they are very popular and we only handcraft small scale – we focus on quality not quantity)

    And thanks for visiting my website!

    Heidi Joubert

    • Scott Cissel

      Heidi, thank you for the quick and thorough response. It surely helps me make my decision. I have sent an email your way regarding a couple questions related to a potential order.

      Scott

  8. Gregory Curran (verified owner)

    Hello Heidi!
    My Cajon arrived safely in the US.
    Just wanted to tell you about my first impressions of my Cruz Cajon Pro Elite Leon .
    She’s beautiful!
    She has a lovely fundamental tone, just tapping her from the sides.
    Moving to the front board, her depth is released!
    It was easy to find the sweet spot between the highest position for good bass and the guitar string snare sounds.
    Another reason I went with your cajon is the distance is way closer to the top than any other I’ve briefly tried out.
    Playing her on “the sides” is yet another voice she has!
    Yes, I watched your vid on this! “Horseflies” LOL
    Thank you also for your lovely words during all our communications!
    I tell everyone the story of my Cajon coming to life. Handcrafted in Spain by your Artisan, shipped to you in England for your inspection, hand tuning, by playing her and then finally packing and shipping by you yourself!
    Doesn’t get any more “Hands On” and TLC than that!
    I feel that you are not just someone I bought an item from, but a friend!
    Heidi! You are the Best and a delight!
    Truly,
    Greg

  9. Darren (verified owner)

    Love this cajon!
    I bought a cheaper Meinl cajon in an Amazon flash sale and thought I’d got a bargain. But, though it looked OK, it was nasty and had no depth to the bass and zero snare sound (other than a rattle on the bass). So I sent it back and decided you get what you pay for. This cajon is a thing of beauty with deep desonant bass tones and great slap and snare at the top. Yes it’s a bit more money, but worth every penny. Thanks Heidi!

  10. Len Beauchemin

    Hi there, Heidi!
    This model Cajon is the finest! I have been tapping, pounding and drumming on things most of my life, snare, to timpani, to jazz kit, as a my attempt to express myself. The Elite Pro has taken my expression to the next level. I well tell everyone about its high quality, sensitivity, resonant tone and amazing bass! The bass “sweet spot” is in the perfect upper high place, unlike a few others I have bought or tried. I am amazed in you and your sincere support of this instrument in the commercial world we live in. You bring the expression of drumming to so many, who could not otherwise enjoy. Thank you!
    Cheers to you always!
    Len

  11. Alessandra

    Just cannot stop watching my beautiful Cajon! It is very beautiful and got great sound!
    Thanks Heidi!!

  12. John CL Davies

    Dear Heidi,
    received my wonderful Cajon two weeks ago, and I’m absolutely thrilled with it. Having had to finish work through ill health 5yrs ago, the Cajon and your inspiration has brought nothing but joy into my life. I try and practice every day body allowing and I’m learning something new after every lesson on You Tube.
    Thank you very much,
    Warm regards,
    John.

  13. Sanne van der Wal

    I received my Cruz Cajon savely in the Netherlands and… I’m in love with it! It looks great, feels great and it sounds AMAZING! Communication about the order was perfect, the cajon was carefully packaged, great service; as a thank for my patience I got 2 Fernando’s kitchen cd’s. Love it! It was worth waiting.
    MANY many thanks for this awesome instrument!
    Sanne

  14. Jim Wade

    I received my cajon today. The product is perfect – looks good, feels good and sounds good, although not yet as good as Heidi makes it sound 😉 Communication was excellent – you are great people to deal with! OK, must go now to practice…..

  15. Tony (verified owner)

    Hi Heidi,
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for the CRUZ CAJON that I received well and quickly in FRANCE! The range of sounds is Amazing!I can’t stop playing since I have got it, and as you say the bass sound is very high and it is easy to play,even for a beginner like me 🙂
    I will learn step by step the lot of rythms possible with this kind of wonderful instrument (It is Nice in my Living room).
    Many thanks. Let the music play!
    Tony

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