The Carbon Finish Snare Cajon is one of Meinl's more innovative cajons. By using a fiberglass frontplate, a material that is not commonly used in cajons, Meinl achieves a sound unique to their combination of frontplate and resonating body. The resonating body is made of rubber wood.
The snares touch the frontplate from the inside and deliver the classical cajon sound, which is requisite in Flamenco music. A knurled knob adjusts the amount of pressure used to press the snare wires against the frontplate. The rattle effect ranges between light and sensitive to very loud can be achieved through adjustment. The entire snare unit can even be turned off completely.