The Gon Bops legend began in 1954 California when Mexican-American Mariano Bobadilla (born in Guadalajara) – who would go on to become one of the most highly-regarded conga builders in the percussion industry – started designing and building Conga and Bongo drums. A band instrument repairman and professional trumpet player, Bobadilla launched Gon Bops in his father’s old wooden garage in a downtown Los Angeles neighborhood. He chose the name Gon Bops because “Gon” was one of the colloquial expressions of the time, as in, “everything is gone, man” – and “Bops” because his friends nicknamed him Bob, which sounded like “Bop” in the Latino dialect.
Commuter Foldable Cajon
Introducing the Commuter, a great-sounding, fully-collapsible Cajon that fits smartly into a backpack for transport to gigs, rehearsals and sessions. Ideal for urban musicians who commute by bike, public transportation or small vehicle, the Commuter also fits easily into overhead luggage compartments for frequent flyers. Diagonally placed internal guitar strings provide authentic Flamenco tones, while deep resonant chamber offers loud, tight bass.
Alex Acuna Special Edition Cajon
This gorgeous instrument is one of the best-sounding cajons available anywhere! Deep, resonant bass tones are awe-inspiring, and playing closer to the corners results in some truly sublime effects as the minimalist guitar string wires, configured diagonally across the top corners, are engaged. More adjustable screws result in greater control over "snap" and resonance. Handmade and meticulously tested in Peru, this amazing instrument also includes a FREE gig bag.