History Cajón DG
Founded in 2002 by drummer/percussionist Paolo DeGregorio, DG DeGregorio has quickly established itself as one of the premier artisan cajón makers in Spain.
Concentrating on traditional, handcrafted building methods, the extraordinary quality of DG cajóns very quickly attracted the attention of some of the greatest musicians in the world. From acclaimed Flamenco percussionists like Paquito González, Issac Vigueras, and Poti Trujillo, to jazz greats Ulysses Owens Jr. and Dave Weckl, to world-percussionists Tom Chapman, Marco Fadda, and Evelyn Glennie, to even superstars like Sheila E and Stewart Copeland, players from around the world and across the musical spectrum have found their voice in a DG cajón.
In addition to the manufacturing activity, our company has committed itself to making a wealth of information about the cajón available to the drumming public via a trilogy of DVDs that we produced: the documentary “Caminos del Cajón (the Ways of the Cajón)” which traces the origins of the cajón to Perú, Cuba and Spain, and the developement in the rest of the world, as well as the instructional videos “Flamenco Cajón” with Paquito González and “Cajón Power” featuring the inimitable Marco Fadda.
Passion for music is a big motivation, which led to the production of a record by an outstanding musical talent, Manu Masaedo. This young musician, in his early twenties already one of the best cajón players in the world, is also a gifted singer, composer, guitarrist, drummer and conga player.
The cooperation with DG gave birth to “23” , Manu´s first record.
DG De Gregorio prides itself on its dedication to both the highest quality craftsmanship as well as ethical labor and environmental practices. This means that every cajón which bears the DeGregorio name has been produced at our factory in Spain by craftsmen who are treated with respect and dignity. And De Gregorio honors the forests which give us the materials for our cajóns by using FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified woods and environmentally friendly coatings in the construction of our instruments. As a the final step in our manufacturing process, every cajón that leaves our shop is played by one of our Spanish craftsmen to ensure that it meets the high standards workmanship and tone for which DG De Gregorio is so famous.
With a DG De Gregorio cajón, you can be assured that you are getting an instrument that embodies our company ethos: “Quality and Culture”- outstanding quality instruments built in a culture of respect.
This combination of values took DG cajones to very important places: simbolically, we like to remember the recording that Paquito González did in the last work by the legendary Paco de Lucía, “Canción Andaluza”.
La fábrica de Igualada, provincia de Barcelona, España.