CajonTab® Bongo
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CajonTab® Bongo

Regular price $279.00 Sale

A two-chambered drum opens up new rhythmic possibilities.  Each chamber of the CajonTab® Bongo has its own sound hole cover, allowing you to tune each section independently. 

This drum also includes a snare attachment, which will add snare to one chamber but not the other.  To swap snare from one chamber to the other, just flip the snare around.  It may also slide under the drum for a clean tone.

We added a pair of our hard maple click snare castanets to the snare bar, giving you a loud "clap" option.  Play them with less force for a faux "cross stick" effect.

This drum shines as a lap drum, but we include a Louson Drums logo guitar strap for upright playing.  

Product Specs:

Size: 11"x18"x4"

Material: birch, mahogany/poplar tapa, maple click castanets

Weight: Approximately 8.5 pounds

Includes black guitar strap, two adjustable sound hole covers, snare attachment with maple click snare castanets, and FREE SHIPPING to the US


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  • Is there some way to have the Kalimba Option for this? Is there a smaller bongo version available, but still has two chambers? Can I get a single clapper for the single cajon box? I have an order already in today for the kalimba & smaller box. If you have answers to these then can you hold that order and I’ll make up difference?

    We could make a custom bar without a snare wire that a Kalimba could be attached to.  It would be the same price as the stand alone Kalimba attachment, $49.  If you would like to order one with a Bongo, just get in touch with me at and I will set you up with an invoice!

  • Can you describe the tonal differences of the wood choices for the CajonTab Bongo? (I discovered this drum via Kalani, by the way.)

    Kalani is awesome :)

    The differences between these wood types is going to be very subtle if not indistinguishable.  I think the cherry is probably the "warmest" tone and the mahogany probably has the most "attack", but these woods are fairly similar in density and weight.  I recommend choosing for aesthetics instead of for a difference in tone between the woods.

  • Please contact me when you get cherry again available in the bongo. ALSO a kalimba attachment for this?

    Hello! We just finished a batch of five yesterday.  I am updating the website inventory now!

    For the Kalimba attachment, we may need to make a custom bar for the bongo without the snare wire but I could do that at no additional charge.  Just email me at when you order and I'll make a note to change the attachment to bongo size (just pick 12 inch size at checkout)

  • Hi! Any advice on taking on a plane? Or not recommended? And is there no case for the bongo? Thanks, these look amazing!

    Taking on a plane is fine!  I personally would bring one as a carry-on and wouldn't check it.  You definitely wouldnt want a baggage handler to chuck it on the conveyor belt!


    And yes, there aren't cases for the Bongo yet.  In a pinch you could purchase a case made for something like DJ equipment. 


    Thanks for checking us out!


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