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Cruz Cajon Pro -Toro Model

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)

£178.00 £150.00

Our Cruz cajon Pro basic produces a superbly professional sound and touch at a starter price. It has beautiful tone, with a neat separation between the highs and lows, and unlike other cajones in this price range which lack a lot of low end, it has a surprisingly deep and powerful bass. Sharp top and warm deep bass. This is certainly one of the best cajons on the market for it’s price/quality/sound. Made with the best quality woods and materials and perfectly finished for maximum quality and sound, ensured endurability for years to come. This cajon is pure quality and is very strong.  It is effortless to get an awesome sound out of this outstanding instrument even as a beginner.

 

Now with our new and improves tuning system that helps prevent buzzing and rattles common to cajones.

In stock (can be backordered)

Description

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Our Cruz cajon Pro basic produces a fantastic sound at a starter price. It has beautiful tone, with a neat separation between the highs and lows, and unlike other cajones in this price range which lack a lot of low end, it has a surprisingly deep and powerful bass. Sharp top and warm deep bass. This is certainly one of the best cajons on the market for it’s price/quality/sound. Made with the best quality woods and materials and perfectly finished for maximum quality and sound, ensured endurability for years to come. This cajon is pure quality and is very strong.  It is effortless to get an awesome sound out of this outstanding instrument even as a beginner. Now with a new and improved tuning system to prevent buzzing and rattles, the cajon features 2 guitar strings which are tunable by 2 easy to use tuning knobs…. no need for allen keys!

Cruz cajon is Heidi Joubert’s bespoke signature cajon line handmade in Spain by very skilled and experienced artisans who take pride in delivering outstanding professional instruments.

The making of the cruz cajon

Each Cajon is quality controlled and comes with its own serial number and certified seal of approval.

After the handcrafting process, they are finely tuned and then they are then taken through a testing phase and approved by our professional cajon team to ensure it matches the highest possible standard, no other cajon in this price range can match this quality or standard!

Outstanding Handmade instruments and great for your posture and developing a good technique

The sound quality is superb and so is the playing action, with an extremely fast rebound action that makes it almost effortless to play. The bass “sweet spot” is situated as high as possible, just below the “snare” for the optimum posture when playing the cajon. It has a rageously loud bass with a beautiful resonance and a neat, crisp attack on the highs. The separation between the highs and the lows is very neat and distinct, needless to say these are fabulous for live playing, accoustic playing and recording! It is really almost effortless to get a great sound out of the cruz cajon!

Does not come with a bag

Differences in colours only cosmetic

Available in black (Cruz “Toro” model) or natural (Cruz “Leon” model), More colour and customised options coming soon!

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Additional information

Weight5 kg
Dimensions30 x 30 x 50 cm
Model

Colour

Material

Cajon String System

UK Shipping & packaging

£18

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10 reviews for Cruz Cajon Pro -Toro Model

  1. (verified owner)

    Just to let you know it arrived safe and sound and it is very good….I like it…it has inspired me already!

    thanks a lot. The body appears to be made from MDF, but the front playing surface is nice wood and it sounds great. Good warm boom and crisp snare. Nice.

  2. (verified owner)

    Just received my new Cajon a few hours ago and must say that it was love at first touch. The sound is incredible and its wonderful to play. I’m really positively surprised about this Cajon.

    Furthermore I want to thank for an extraordinary good service. I can really recommend others to go for Cajon here. 🙂

    Best
    Brian

  3. (verified owner)

    My Cruz Cajon Pro Toro arrived savely wrapped today, and it’s truely beautiful, with a distinct sound, and high quality handcraft work! The bass tone is located as high as possible, like it was promised, and it delivers an warm but still crisp sound, with great dynamic range. I just love it. Heidi tested it herself just before sending it, to make sure everything is alright. Thank you for the excellent service!
    Dörte, Germany

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Heidi,

    I love Cruz Cajon.
    It sounds as I expected.
    I could not find anything like this in any music store near by.

    Now I need a carrying case.

    Regards,
    Nahki

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The Cruz Pro Toro is my first Cajon, but I don`t see how it could be any better.

    I can just agree with the other reviews from more experienced people, the sound is great.
    The bass is fat and has quite some power when played hard, but the snare was the bigger surprise to me as it sounds,well, sharp like a snare.
    I don`t find it easy to always get the strokes right for the sound I am aiming for, but my mis-strokes tell me there is a lot of sound variations in this thing waiting to be put to good use.

    As for the design, it looks as good as on the images, just as I hoped.
    To be honest, I`d probably still be happy if it wouldn`t make a single sound, it`s pretty furniture as well. 😉

    Last but not least, I`ve sent a mail to the support address asking a rather silly question about the two snare-knobs at the back.
    The reply Heidi sent back was adorably thorough, explaining everything there is to know in detail.
    Things like that matter to me.
    It`s obvious Heidi is passionate about what she is doing and about the instrument she is selling.
    And she seems to have found the perfect partners crafting such a high quality product for her.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Having sold my full drum kit a few years ago, I decided to pick up the cajon as a hobby. However, when asked to join a band as their resident cajon-ist, I decided to upgrade.

    I found Heidi’s videos late in 2013, and found them immensely helpful and inspiring – I knew I wanted the cajon she was using! So I took the plunge for this model and have been blown away.

    It looks sexy, sounds superb and I can honestly say has added a new dynamic to our band of three. My bandmates and friends in the audience at gigs have all commented on how good it sounds.

    So, if you’re worried about taking a punt on any Cruz Cajon… don’t! You won’t be disappointed!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Having done a bit of drumming and currently playing percussion in a swing orchestra I decided I would like to try playing a cajon. I visited a reputable music shop and tried a few different makes. Frankly I was a bit disappointed. In discussion with a member of staff he mentioned the Cruz with a slight sound of awe in his voice. I checked the Cruz out online. shared a few emails with Heidi – drew breath at the price but took the plunge. Within two weeks I was playing a short gig with an acoustic blues band (first gig for them!) at the recent Dereham Blues Festival. Wasn’t very well prepared and was not mic’d up but at the end got really good reaction from the band members and the audience.
    Does it sound fantastic – 100% YES
    Does it feel good to play – 100% YES
    Does it look stunning – 100% YES
    Was it worth the extra money – 100% YES
    Do I want to join Heidi’s September school in Cambridge – 100% YES
    Am I happy – OH YES

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I play Cajon almost every weekend at gigs, I replaced my Schlagwerk cajon for this beauty and I must say I am very impressed.
    The tuning function is ideal and not only does it sound great but the craftsmanship makes it look like a masterpiece. Thanks guys, I would gladly recommend this.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My new Pro Toro Cruz arrived today and not only does it look stunning – the sound is absolutely amazing! Not that I’m playing it properly yet of course but just the different sounds from the different parts of the cajon. Playing even a very simple pattern is strangely therapeutic, almost hypnotic. Many thanks too for the wealth of information and instruction on your website. This, along with the obvious quality of your product, is bound to make this an exciting new venture.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    We’ve had the cruz piano string, black style cajon in the house for about a week now. I wanted to have a clear definition between the kick and the snare sound, and although I wanted the snare to be less ‘rattle’, i did want a rock sizzle sound. Some cajons seem to be all thud and tom without any sound of snare. I particularly wanted something I could use for rock style drumming. heidi was really helpful with her advice! I was looking at the Schlagwerk 2 in 1 cajon (£120) which a friend of mine leant me, in fact it was borrowing his that got me hooked. The price of Heidi’s Cruz is substantially more, but I wanted to support her, and get a quality instrument. The big question is, does it deliver on the sound, and is it worth the extra? The answer is a massive YES!!!

    The first thing we (that is my 6 year old, 11 year old…and me.) found was that the Cruz was harder to play. Yes, harder. Read on though, McDuff. The problem was there are many more variations of sound tone in the tones available than the Schlag. in such a small area. You can have different tones of snare, from tight, to rim shot, to a fuller-almost-bass snare and retain the sizzle. The nicest sound I have discovered is to have a fast strike with the middle joint of my middle finger. Equally, the bass kick is variable. A full flat hand in the middle will give some of the snare still, but a strike with the front of my hand creates a beautiful rich thud, which can be a dry sound, or have a boomy resonance depending on how I attack/release it. Heidi is right, you don’t have to lean over the box at all, the kick is near the top centre, and it’s more relaxing to play than the Schlag.

    The technique of rubbing your foot up and down the front to change the bass tone works wonderfully, and again there are many variations that you can produce, and still retain some of the resonance. Personally again i found it easier than the Schlag to achieve this.

    And there’s more.

    I don’t know if it’s the same on the lighter colour cajon, but the playing of the Cruz is like playing a silk skin! The schlag still felt like striking a bit of wood, but Heidi’s offering has more of a soft drum skin feel to it.

    The other thing is volume. Again, on the Schlag it seemed as though you had to give it a fair old whack to get the individual sounds. I have really enjoyed the Cruz being able to play it really quietly for practice, as well as being able to get some massive volume out of it. Truly, you can play it with your finger tips and it sounds just as good, which is excellent if playing completely acoustic with just a classical guitarist who is un-mic’d and you don’t want to drown them out. Then again, i think it will hold it’s own sitting in the right place in the mix with a louder set up, and of course mic-ing it up is easy.

    If there is one downside, I would say it was the feet, which are felt. Now I don’t know much about cajon building (scrap that, i know zilch, nadda, nothing!). I guess that it is to isolate the sound. I wonder if outside they might get a bit soggy? Will that soak up the water to damage the wood? Also, i play in our kitchen which has a slippery tiled floor, and when I have been practicing side hits with my heel, the cajon has moved a bit each time. I will look into getting a rubber mat. That said, of course, it’s not damaging the wood floors in other parts of the house! And if you are wondering, Heidi said that the Cajon’s she recomends (incidentally the expensive versions of hers, from the same manufacturer) have angled feet so you don’t have to tilt the box backwards. The Cruz has this feature too, even though she doesn’t mention it on her own descriptions. And the result? The schlag needed to be tipped, and the Cruz doesn’t! Cruz sounds just as good tipped or not (so why bother getting cramp…just don’t do bother tipping) and sounds as good as a tipped Schlag.

    The rest of the construction is so solid, and whilst i wouldn’t want to throw the thing around, it looks like it could take it. Must get a cajon bag though…Perhaps that’s something else that Heidi could provide? That and giving some access to things like heck sticks and low hats…

    I think it took about 3 weeks to arrive, because Heidi didn’t have any in stock when I ordered. So she arranged to have it made up and delivered straight from Spain from the manufacturers. Worth the weight. it was really well packaged, arriving in a well fitting corrugated box, and enough soft-clad padding to protect it for it’s journey, and FRAGILE stickers all over it. Sufficient to say it arrived recorded and in perfect condition. It smelt wonderfully lacquered and new too!

    Apart from the feet issue (any ideas Heidi?) this is one perfect and professional musical instrument. Don’t get it for a school, it’s too good! Unless of course you want to inspire them with a truly professional instrument. Yes, even the kids can play it. Particularly my 11 year old who I have been trying to find an instrument that will work for him for ages! If you are asking if it’s worth the extra money I would say 100% yes. Score it 9.75 out of 10!

    (just in case anyone wonders about my qualifications to comment, I’ve been in bands for the last 20 years as guitarist, vocalist and occasional drummer in everything from folk style to rock set ups).

    Peace

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