The cajon originally comes from Latin America, and the name derives from the Spanish word for box. During the colonial period in Peru, slaves from Africa used simple wooden transport boxes as a substitute for their own traditional drums. These eventually became the cajon, with the characteristic snare sound we know today. The sophisticated interior and its special construction give it its incomparable bass and snare sound, which gives an excellent replication of the sound of a drum set. Guitar strings fixed on the inside of the striking side can be regulated with screws. The variable string tension creates a stronger or softer snare sound. The player sits on the Cajon while drumming with the hands on the beating side.