The 8 note handpan is tuned in the F Minor Akebono scale. The Akebono scale is a musical scale commonly used in traditional Japanese music.
All 8 notes of the handpan have a lovely resonance, however it is also possible for players to use the other surfaces of the instrument to make other harmonics, such as snares and hi-hat like sounds.
The first three notes of this scale define an augmented F minor chord. Then there is the middle Db note. The remaining four notes Gb, Ab, Db and C further add to the beautiful sound that this scale produces.
The instrument includes a hard cover shell to protect it during transport, it also includes a backpack style soft case for both protection / storage and ease of transportation. The instrument weighs only 5kg, making it very easy to carry.
Please note: Players are advised to only use their hands when playing these instruments as excessive force or playing with foreign objects could potentially cause damage.
Size: 24 X 57 cm (height x diameter)
Scale: F Minor Pentatonic / Akebono scale: (F3), Bb3, C4, Db4, Gb4, Ab4, Bb4, C5
Gu (underside hole): Yes
Estimated shipping time is 3 – 10 business days if we’re in stock and 10 – 30 business days if you place a back order or a custom order.
We use either UPS or TNT for delivery, depending on your location. Shipping is free 🙂
Customs and import taxes:
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. We do our best to ensure that import taxes (if any) are as low as possible. We are not responsible for delays due to customs.
We offer a three month payment plan so that you can pay your instrument off over 3 months. If you choose to pay for your handpan over a payment plan, your instrument will be delivered to you once paid in full.
Individual payments are non-refundable. If you’re unhappy with your instrument, you can return it within a 3 day window after delivery & we’ll give you a refund.