Back in 2001 when PANArt first opened their doors to selling the Hang to the general public, their initial starting price was $400. Right about now, you probably wish you could build a time machine to go back and grab one of these beauties for $400. But unless you’re Rick Sanchez, you can’t. As you can imagine, when the popularity of this beautiful instrument grew, so did the price tag.
In 2014, PANArt seized production of the Sound Sculpture Hang®
drum. This is what they’ve said on their website:
“The call of iron has led us away from the sound sculpture Hang® and towards other potentialities of Pang®”
The last generation, just before they were discontinued sold at $2,600 each.
It would be reasonable to say that the first generations of the Hang® has become somewhat of a collector’s item now. As I’ve mentioned already, a second hand genuine PANArt Hang® can range from $4,000 – $12,000 and up. It’s safe to say that this is not an option for most people. If you’re set on getting yourself a genuine Hang, then it might be worth trying to hunt one down on eBay or Craigslist, but beware! These kinds of items can attract scammers because of their high price. So don’t get fooled by a deal that is “too good”. If it looks too good to be true then it usually is. Always research the seller and if it’s a Craigslist listing, ask to see the item in person before making the deal.
2020 Update: The original sound sculpture design is now available again according to PANArt. They state on their website: "The Hang sculpture shown here is still built by PANArt tuners". So for buyers who are absolutely set on the original design, they now have a far better option and don't have to risk classified sites. The sculpture is currently priced at around $2,588 USD.
Luckily there are now a growing number of manufacturers making Hand Pans just like the Hang®
drum at much more reasonable prices. These instruments generally range in price between $1,500 to 3,000, with the cheaper options usually being manufactured in Bali or Vietnam.
You can find high quality, hand made options here on our shop.
Since the former discontinuation of the Sound Sculpture Hang®, the price of the now rare early generation instruments have risen far beyond what they were originally sold for.
If you want to buy one of the early generation Sound Sculpture Hang
drum, you would be very lucky to find one for under $3,000, so I suggest choosing a Handpan that is made in inspiration of the Hang® design. As 202o you can now buy this design again directly from PanArt for around $2,588 (CHF 2500).
If you are just looking to buy a Handpan, then I do not suggest buying a 2nd hand Hang, instead, I suggest either buying one of PANArts newer instruments, or choosing from one of the many alternatives that are made in the image of the original Sound Sculpture design.
In short you can expect to pay $1,500 – $3,000+ for a Hang® style Handpan. If that's more than you're willing to spend but you love the sound, there is a cheaper alternative known as Tongue Drum which produces a similar sound. These instruments range in price between $150 – $800 and beyond.
To buy an instrument similar to a Genuine Hang®, you’re looking at around $1,500 – $3,000. Hang Drums around this price range are good quality and are generally made in Vietnam, Bali or Russia, however Pans are now made all over the world. While most are not made exactly to the PANArt Method, they are still lovely instruments.
For a Hang
Drum that is made according to the PANArt Method, you can expect to pay around $3,000 on online stores, such as Amazon.
If this is understandably out of your budget, check out the instruments available on our website.