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The Meinl Snare Bongo Cajon is a small lightweight cajon with bongo characteristics. It is made of Siam oak and has two main striking areas for higher pitch and lower pitch, both having snare wires. This allows you to play both bongo and cajon rhythms. It sounds awesome in action! I like to take it with me when I travel because it is lightweight and easily stows away in my backpack without taking up too much space. I would say this is also a must-have if you like to have bonfires and jam out. It's nice to have one around for the percussionists!