Why are Handpans so expensive?

A good quality handpan that is made similar to the original Hang design is generally priced at around $1,600 – $4,000. This at first may seem like a lot of money, but when you think about it, it’s not! When was the last time you priced a piano? Or a saxophone for example? These instruments generally cost WAY more than a handpan does.

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HAPI Drum Buyers Guide

HAPI stands for Hand Activated Percussion Instrument.

The most popular model of the Hapi is the Mini Drum. It’s the best seller on Amazon in its category and for good reason. The Mini Drum will be the main focus of this guide as it is the most affordable and clearly the most popular choice. With that said, the HAPI crew also make several other models of the drum and also have their own Hang inspired instrument. Read more

Buying a Spacedrum

Space Drum from the sideI don’t know about you, but the first place I look when I go to buy something is Amazon. They have just about everything you can imagine, and because they’re such a retail giant, the shipping is usually reasonable and fast.

The space drum is unfortunately not available on Amazon – I also couldn’t find any listings on eBay. So the question becomes *ahem*: Read more

Tzevaot Hand Pans Review

Playing a Tzevaot Hand PanThe Tzevaot company was started back in 2010. Tzevaot Hand Pans are definitely not the cheapest Hang reproduction available. There’s a lot of cheaper options available out there, but if you are looking for something that is similar to the PANArt Hang, and aren’t willing to pay over $4,000 USD to get an original Hang, then this handpan may be the option for you. Read more

Buying a PANArt Hang in 2018

A PANArt Hang DrumIf you’re looking to buy a genuine PANArt Hang, it’s safe to say you’ve missed the boat, as the saying goes. Since its production was discontinued in 2013, your only chance of getting a PANArt Hang is by buying a second hand one on market place sites such as eBay or Craigslist.

I’ve written a guide on buying from eBay and Craigslist here.

The problem with buying second hand is that because of their discontinuation, the price of second hand Hangs have skyrocketed!

At the time of writing this, there is only one PANArt Hang available on eBay international and it’s listed at $7,000! Read more