Sound: compressed and controlled basses, cutting high tones, this cajón has a “bass drum-brushed snare” effect, a very strong and modern sound, very versatile.
The Yaquí is a classic within the DG line. Aside from the beautiful 2.5 mm Avio Birch front-plate (available in striking Makassar, Iris, and Rosewood veneers), the Yaquí features jingles attached to the center-post which vibrate lightly when bass-tones are played, adding an overall brightness to the tone. The sides and back of the instrument constructed of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified birch and are varnished with a double coating of polyurethane lacquer.
The Yaquí has a very modern “bass drum and brushed snare”, with an added sprinkle of jingles, a sound which can be heard on many recordings, including offerings from flamenco star Miguel Poveda (“Arte Sano”) as well as supergroup UHF (“Bipolar”), both featuring cajón legend and DG artist Paquito González.
Size: 19×11.5×12 in
Sides: 9 mm, 7 plies Baltic Birch plywood
Back: 6 mm, 5 plies Baltic Birch plywood
Front: 2.5 mm of KoskiPly® Birch plywood and Alpi® venneer
Varnish: double coating satin polyurethane lacquer
Snare system: 2 tunable independent steel strings with Removable Snare System