The Meinl Ergo-Shape String Cajon features an exotic Bubinga frontplate that's ergonomically curved for maximum comfort and tone production. You will find yourself playing for longer periods of time due to the comfort of the hand drum's frontplate. The string mute system lets you adjust the cajon's strings for the desired amount of snare sound. Like all Meinl cajons, the top corners are also adjustable for even more variety of sounds. Loosen it for a louder slap sound, tighten it for subtle sound, with less volume.