I purchased this cajon as a gift for my fiancé. He is very particular about sound, and was a little worried about the plastic body. However, he was thrilled once it arrived, and I have not once heard him complain about the lack of resonance in the body. He was so pleased with the sound of the front plate that nothing else mattered. The front plate was made of a gorgeous marbled walnut, and the sound is beautiful. We are very satisfied with this purchase, especially for the price!