In another patented first from DG, we proudly present our flagship Maestral cajón- the world’s first truly tunable cajón. Rather than using simple wood-screws to affix the front-plate to the body, the Maestral system uses 18 stainless-steel hex-bolts which screw into threaded brass inserts. The top 7 bolts also have counter-nuts to keep them at whatever tension you set them, no matter how hard you play. The Maestral system allows you to easily change front-plates in under 10 minutes to find the sound and look you want, even including custom printed front-plates.
The body of the Maestral is made from 9 mm first-quality birch plywood, and it comes standard with two interchangeable birch front-plates: one 2 mm and the other 2.5 mm.
The snare-system features two independently adjustable steel-core strings, along with 6 Velloc® overtone control strips.
Size: 29x30x48 cm
11.42 x 11.81 x 18.9 inches
9 mm – 0.35 inches first quality birch plywood
2 mm – 0.78 inches first quality KoskiPly® birch plywood and Alpi® venneer
2.5 mm – 0.98 inches first quality KoskiPly® birch plywood
6 mm – 0.23 inches first quality birch plywood with sound hole reinforcement
two individually adjustable steel core strings, with 6 Velloc® overtone control strips
double layer of satin polyurethane lacquer
Because of its outstanding tone and versatility, the DG Maestral has quickly developed a devoted following, being played by percussionists Paquito González and Poti Trujillo onstage with legends such as Vicente Amigo and the late maestro Paco de Lucía.
Watch the videos below to see how the DG Maestral will change the way you play cajón.