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Traditionally, cajon drums were made of wood. This is easy to understand given how old the cajon drum is (as an instrument) and who the first people to play it were. The cajon drum dates back to well over 100 years ago. It was originaly played by slaves who were not permitted to have instruments. Instead, they used shipping crates, dresser drawers and vurtually any other playing surface that would create a percussive sound. Not many things were made of materials other then wood that the slaves could get their hands on and/or that would sound good when played.

Today cajon drums can be made out of any number of materials. You will find companies making them out of fiberglass, plexiglass, plastic, wood and just about everything else. Modern cajon drums are also available with different accessories and features built in. Among the more popular features of modern cajon drums are internal microphones, 'slap pads' and external bass drum pedals. These are, of course, just a few of the ever-expanding new features being incorporated into modern cajon drums.

So, what material is 'best'. That is really up to you. Everyone has their own tastes when it comes to picking out a cajon drum. Some people like them deep, others like them higher pitched, etc. The best thing you can do is play them all until one you like winds up in front of you! Good luck!