Good quality handpans typically cost around $1500 to $3000 USD. Handpans around this price range are of high quality and are generally made in the United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam, Bali, and Europe.
While most are not made exactly to the PANArt Method, they are still lovely instruments.
As of 2020, you can now buy the Sound Scultpture Hang drum design again directly from PanArt for around $2,588 (CHF 2500).
Luckily there are now a growing number of manufacturers making Handpans similar to the Hang® drum at much more reasonable prices.
Beware of handpans priced as low as $600, as these are usually mass produced with machines in China using cheaper and lower quality materials, and coated in potentially toxic paints. These instruments are not hand crafted and accurately tuned. They are cheap replicas.
Always take the time to research the seller to ensure you receive a well made instrument that is packaged securely for delivery.
You can find high quality, hand crafted options at a reasonable price here on our shop, with free worldwide delivery to your door.
There’s no doubt that Handpans can be expensive.
If the more affordable Handpans that are listed for sale on our website are still out of your budget, then the best option for you may be a Steel Tongue Drum.
The Steel Tongue Drum (also known as the Tank Drum and Hank Drum) sounds quite similar to the Hang and is great alternative to the Hang® Drum / Handpan.
You can expect to pick one of these up for $150 – $800+ and they’re a lot more readily available. Some of them also have some stunning artwork on them!
If supporting a large corporation like Amazon doesn't appeal to you, or being stuck on another manufacturer's waiting list for 6 months or more sounds insufferable, check out the beautifully resonant Handpans we have available for immediate purchase and fast delivery.
Our Handpans are hand made, electronically tuned and rigorously tested for quality. Check out our range below.
No! Unlike many Handpan makers who have 2 to 12-month waiting lists, we do not have a waiting list. We've got instruments in stock and ready for immediate dispatch.
Delivery is completely free. Our mission is to make Handpans as available and affordable as possible for everyone, and for this reason, we provide free express delivery – worldwide.
The current estimated delivery time is around 7 - 14 days with free delivery to your door.
If you play your instrument correctly without using excessive force, it’s very unlikely that your instrument will go out of tune on its own.
Over long periods of time though (2 – 5 years), your instrument may shift in tune slightly. We have found that all of the notes on an aged Handpan will typically shift together. What this means is that over a long period of time your instrument may not be perfectly in tune to 440 Hz Western tuning, but will still be in tune to itself and will sound fine to a hobby player.
With that said, if you would like to have your instrument retuned, we are happy for you to send your Handpan back to our workshop for a retune. You would be responsible all postage costs and a small retune fee.
If you happen to damage your instrument from denting it or dropping it at waist height, in most circumstances we will be able to repair it for you. However, if you’ve dropped it from a 3 storey building or from a moving car, then, unfortunately, you would need to purchase a replacement.
No, a re-tune must be carried out by an expert who has experience in tuning these types of instruments. In most cases, someone who doesn’t know what they are doing will likely cause more harm than good. If you have purchased a Handpan from us and it requires a re-tune, please contact us.
Because Handpans are made out of metal, direct sunlight can cause them to become so hot that you could cook an egg on it!
When the metal heats up, it expands. This causes the notes of the drum to temporarily become lower. But it’s not just high temperatures that you need to be concerned about. When left in extremely cold temperatures, the opposite will occur and the metal will contract and the notes will become higher pitched.
When the instrument is returned to room temperature, the sound of the notes will usually go back to normal, however, it’s important to ensure not to store your Handpan in direct sunlight or leave it outside in the snow.
It’s extremely important that you remember to never lay your instrument face down on its notes. If stored in this way regularly, the pressure on these notes can eventually cause it to go out of tune. It is also very important to never leave it in the sun or outside in harsh weather conditions.
If you treat your instrument with love and care, you instrument will stay in tune for many, many years to come.
All of our Handpans come with a soft backpack-style carry case included in the box to make transporting your instrument safer and easier. We also include a hard protective cover to further protect the instrument during delivery.
Worried about shipping? Don't be. Our instruments are secuerly shipped inside a custom made wooden box for maximum protection. The inside of the box is fully padded with Styrofoam. The instrument is wrapped in bubble wrap and then a protective cover is placed over the notes. The instrument is then placed inside its carry bag and then wedged between more Styrofoam to keep it secure so there's no movement inside the box.
You can order confidently knowing that we've never had a Handpan damaged during transport using this packaging method.