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 genuine 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.
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 $1,600 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 discontinuation of the Sound Sculpture Hang®, the price of the now rare instrument has risen far beyond what the instruments were originally sold for.
If you want to buy an original Sound Sculpture Hang
drum, you would be very lucky to find one for under $3,000, so I suggest choosing some of the handpans that are made in inspiration of the Hang design.
If you just want 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 desgin.
In short you can expect to pay $1,600 – $3,000+ for a Hang style Handpan. You can find alternatives for $200 – $800, I will go into the cheaper alternatives further down the page here.
To buy an instrument similar to a Genuine Hang, you’re looking at around $1,600 – $3,000. Hang Drums around this price range are good quality and are generally made in Vietnam, Bali or Russia. While they 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, there are other options available which I have gone into further detail on the Hang Drum Alternative page.