LP Aspire percussion instruments have long been known for their unparalleled combination of professional-level features, outstanding construction quality, and genuine affordability. In keeping with this tradition, Aspire cajons offer terrific playability and great value. Now, with the new Aspire Accents Cajon series, LP has added yet another unique element: striking hand-crafted finishes that are sure to catch the eye of students and beginning percussionists of all ages. Accents is definitely the right description for these new finishes, since they add visual impact to the already impressive sonic performance of Aspire cajons. Each finish starts with one of four deep, lustrous base colors. Next, LP's highly skilled artists painstakingly apply an exaggerated black wood-grain pattern. This pattern is then framed by dark edging added to all but the white cajon. The resulting finishes: Sunburst Streak, Blueburst Streak, Darkwood Streak, and White Streak are bold, distinctive, and totally original. But there's much more to LP's Aspire Accents Cajons than meets the eye, beautiful as that may be. To begin with, their 11-Â¾ w x 12 d x 17-Â¼ h shells are made of eco-friendly plantation-grown Siam oak renewable wood that's highly regarded for its resonant qualities. Next, they utilize a hybrid design that combines various traditional features in order to achieve optimum musical performance. The front striking plate is secured to the body of the cajon with screws, in the Peruvian style. This allows the plate to be loosened or tightened in order to adjust the amount of high-end click produced when the top edge is struck. Meanwhile, the cajon is fitted with two sets of internal wires in the Flamenco style, adding crispness and character to the rich, deep tones produced by the shell.
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