These caj贸ns are finished in transparent coloured wax, which shows the grain of the birch beautifully. Black and blue as shown here are available now in the shop section. More colours soon!

Trans Blue / Natural

Trans Black

Custom finishes

As lovely as the traditional wood-finished caj贸n will always be, sometimes it’s good to mix things up a little. Here at Urchin we love doing just that. Here are a few examples of non-standard finishes on Urchin Cajons. If you’d like an instrument with your own choice of finish, get in touch and we’ll see what we can do 馃檪

Vintage turquoise over orange

Purple lacquer

Gold Sparkle over Oxford Green

Orange/green/black Relic

Black gloss lacquer

Custom EVH style

Orange lacquer / orange logo

Multicolour distressed

Urchin Hexaj贸ns

Red Meranti and Birch Hexaj贸ns

Urchin snare Hexaj贸ns… This pair in Red Meranti and Birch. Table or laptop rhythms, also available in other wood combinations – see the shop for stock details!

Swampbox Long

This Handmade Swampbox is designed to sit under your stomping foot. It’s made with a non-slip rubber base and it’s a heavy beast, so once you put it down, it’s going nowhere fast.

Add some drive to your rhythm! Whether you’re a percussionist or guitar player, banjo, fiddle or bagpiper, the Urchin range of stompers will give you a low-end thump to push your music forward.

Pictured here in bubinga and birch, other material combinations are also available – check our store page for what’s in stock!

Working hard on the new line of Urchin stompers – in selected hardwoods for a “traditional” look and feel, or spangly transparent cast polymer for a modern take – these look great under (or over!) the lights and feature an XLR output to go straight into a microphone channel. Pictures soon, or come and see them at Grantham Christmas Market on 27th November!

Urchin will be taking a stall on Grantham Christmas Market on 27th November. We’ll be selling caj贸ns, stomp boxes, tongue drums and much more, as well as demonstrating all the instruments and giving advice on things like technique and amplification.

More details closer to the date; looking forward to seeing you there!

A few聽dates for the diary…

Urchin cajons, and possibly SwampBoxes, being played at the following gigs by The Now Nows:

All details on The Now Nows’ gig list. See you there!

Prototype Mini Stomper

Hand-painted Urchin Snare Cajon

Even oranger(?) than before – Urchin cajons now available in hand-painted gloss colours. Summer orange now, with more to come.聽Plus a new product prototype for players who want to keep their own beat: ideal for solo artists, a mini stomper from Urchin. Watch this space for product development news 馃檪


Standing 37.5 cm tall, with a 25 x 26 cm top, the Rascal聽has fixed snares and an adjustable front head (tapa) for a versatile, snappy and surprisingly big sound.

9 mm birch ply construction聽with a 4聽mm back and 3 mm聽tapa, the junior cajon stands on sturdy rubber feet to prevent stage creep.