Martin „Maedde“ Sauer

Quality and Control

The "cajonsaur" Maedde is an institution. The charming Cajon solo performer, band member and instructor has long been part of the Schlagwerk family. Hardly anyone knows the sound, construction and characteristics of the instruments as well as he does. Therefore, as our drummer, he checks every product carefully before it is sold.


Rock, Pop, Acoustic, Irish Folk, Folk, Turkrock, Singer-Songwriter, Bluesrock, Rumbafunk

Current musical projects
Olimpia & The Diners, Orangefuel, X-Tanbul, The Sixteens, Ratatoui (Rocklegends)

Favorite Instruments

Depending on the project and setup, there are many Cajons that I use and combine with each other. But the instrument that is almost always with me and that has spent the most hours with me on stage is my CP605 Fineline Comfort Morado. Very musical instrument, warm character, beautiful, balanced bass, finest response, fine treble, shapely, comfortable ... all in all a high-end Cajon that fully meets my demands.

You'll never find my cajon without a Heck Stick!

Martin Mädde Sauer plays:

Schlagwerk Academy

Learn from the best.

You learn music by experiencing it. In their workshops, our educators show you how to improve your skills and rhythm and how to get more out of your instrument.

Lider Chang

Director of Percussion


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How tall are you?

Of course you can play on any Cajon, but the most comfortable instrument is the one that fits your height.

My height:

Which music styles does your heart beat loudest for?

In the versatile Schlagwerk range you will find instruments with the right sound character for every style. (multiple selection possible)

How do you play your instrument?

Schlagwerk Cajons are accentuated in different ways, the spectrum ranges from a delicate, subtle response to strong, powerful sounds.

What are the standards you expect from yourself and your instrument?

For beginners we recommend more simple instruments, advanced players can develop themselves optimally with more advanced Cajons.

Do you want to get more out of your Cajon with add-ons?

The Schlagwerk Cajon Add-Ons expand your sound possibilities: Apply additional sounds or play your Cajon like a drum kit.