Yess, its a box that makes a lot of sound. The cajon is an amazingly versatile percussive instrument and this one is no exception. With great tone wood and deep fat base this box will make your hear pump like thunder. I have mine for many years. It opened for me the doors to the percussion world and taught me a lot of the importance of time and rhythm and silence. Yess silence. Every experience musician will get to this conclusion some day. If you have the chance to get your hands on this instrument, go for it. No regrets! Just embrace it and take everything it will give you back with new friends and joy of life.