Buy a handpan in just 4 steps

Learn in this guide what you need to keep in mind when buying handpan Or take a look at the large selection of great handpans in our Handpan shop!

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Brief info: As it used to be...

I would like to briefly show you the history of handpan and explain why it used to be difficult to buy a handpan.

The handpans were invented in Switzerland by PANArt in 2000. This company had called this musical instrument Hang. Since handpans are expensive to make, PANArt remained the only maker for many years and therefore it was difficult to buy one of the coveted instruments.

Learn all about the history of the instrument in the article “From Hang® to Handpan: The History of the “unique” instrument“.

Meanwhile there are many handpan manufacturers and it is easier to buy a handpan.

How can I buy a handpan & what do I have to

1. What does a handpan cost?

The price of a handpan is relevant for many beginners.

A good handpan costs about 1,400 € to over 3,000 €.

Are there cheaper handpans? This question cannot be answered in general terms. Experience shows, however, that cheaper handpans often do not have good quality.

We recommend: Save on a handpan of good quality! Below you will find the characteristics of good handpans.

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2. Which Handpan makers are there?

Get an overview of handpan makers! You have the great advantage that you are on the Handpan-Portal and you can find information about the makers here.

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Wer die richtige Handpan kaufen möchte, muss sich erstmal einen Überblick verschaffen.

First, read the list of handpan makers and research more information. Here you will find detailed interviews with handpan makers.

David Charrier has the most extensive list of makers on his blog “Master The Handpan”.

Video research ​

In the video of the week series you will find many great videos incl. background information on getting to know the handpan world.

Here you can find more handpan videos of the week.

Additionally search for the makers on Google, Facebook or YouTube. YouTube in particular is a great help, as you can listen to the instruments right away. This way you sharpen your hearing for different sounds and scales of the handpans and notice the differences between the instruments.

Advice: with headphones

Watch videos of the highest quality and with headphones. This is the only way to compare the sound with reality.

The 7 characteristics of good handpans

It is important to distinguish good from bad handpans. Read the following article to learn how to judge the quality of a handpan.

3. Get to know handpan scales

A handpan is limited by the number of notes. Therefore, a handpan has a scale tuned in.

There are many possibilities here:

  • from major to minor,
  • from well-known sound world to oriental and Asian,
  • some scales are rather serious or gloomy,
  • others again joyful and bright.
  • BUT: Not every handpan makers makes every scale.

Here it is quite clear: everyone has his own taste. Watch the video below and find out which handpan scale you like.

Learn more about choosing the right handpan scale in the article “Which Handpan scale suits you?“.

4. Buy your first handpan

The multitude of makers and dealers now makes it very easy to buy a handpan.

You will also find selected handpans in our handpan shop for direct purchase without waiting time.

Some makers have long waiting lists or lotteries. You can ask the makers what the exact sales process is.

Brief info: renting a handpan

If you’re unsure about buying a handpan online, that’s perfectly understandable. It is often recommended to play a handpan first and then buyit.

ADVICE: You can rent a handpanfrom some dealers ! We also offer this service in our handpan shop.

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or rent them

Contact makers

You can find the contact detailsfor your desired maker on:

  • their website
  • Facebook
  • Youtube
  • Google

Before you buy a Handpan, clarify the following points.

  1. Is a tuning service offered?
  2. How does the handpan come to you? If the handpanis shipped, ask for the shipping costs and make sure that the handpan will be sent well protected.
  3. Can you pick up the handpan?
  4. Are there any special features of the instrumentthat you have to consider, for example, concerning the care of the handpan?

Here you will find information about the safe transport of a handpan and the correct handpan care.

Brief info: Buy a used handpan

In the handpan community, instruments are exchanged and resold. You have a good chance to get to your desired instrument quickly and easily. Of course, there are a few points to keep in mind.

Payment of handpan

If you don’t buy a handan directly from a handpan shop, you should pay attention to a few points.

  1. Use the same caution as for other online purchases.
  2. Be particularly careful when making advance payments on an instrument that has yet to be manufactured.
  3. You can also ask us or in the community (on Facebook, in forums).

Checklist for your handpan purchase

You should have it as easy as possible when buying your first Handpan. For this you will find the Handpan-Portal checklist here.

  • Get an overview of the handpan world with the help of the video of the week series & interviews on the Handpan-Portal. Additional research on YouTube, Google & Facebook.
  • Take a closer look at handpan makers you like. If necessary, make a list with their names.
  • School your hearing and watch videos on different handpan scales. Choose a scale.
  • Think about where you want to buy your first handpan. With a maker, if necessary with waiting time or in retail for direct purchase? If you buy a used handan, be careful. If necessary, inform yourself in the community (Facebook).
  • Contact the maker or look for suitable offers in the retail trade.

Häufig gestellte Fragen

Hier werden all deine Fragen beantwortet

Achtung, hier ist Vorsicht geboten. Aktuell gibt es kaum Angebote mit guten Handpans auf eBay, eBay Kleinanzeigen bzw. Amazon. Hier tummeln sich vorrangig minderwertige Handpans mit schlechten Klangeigenschaften.

Weitere Infos findest du im Handpan kaufen-Ratgeber vom Handpan-Portal.

Der Preis für eine gute Handpan liegt zwischen 1.400 € bis über 3.000 €. Bei einer Handpan, die wesentlich günstiger ist, leidet oft die Qualität. Bei Handpans, die günstiger sind, sinkt leider auch entsprechend die Qualität. Wir raten von besonders billigen Handpans ab.

Nein, wir versenden die Handpans ohne Versandkosten.

Die meisten Handpans in unserem Shop sind auf Lager und können direkt versendet werden. Sollte das nicht der Fall sein, beträgt die Wartezeit maximal 2-4 Wochen.

Es gibt viele Merkmale, anhand derer man die Qualität einer Handpan beurteilen kann. Auf dem Handpan-Portal findest du eine Artikel zu den 7 Merkmalen von guten Handpans.

Mittlerweile gibt es viele Handpan Hersteller*innen und man kann auch ohne Wartezeit eine gute Handpan kaufen.

Weitere Infos findest du im Handpan kaufen-Ratgeber vom Handpan-Portal.

Handpan spielen ist im Vergleich zu anderen Instrumenten sehr leicht zu erlernen. Auf einer Handpan stehen nur bestimmte Töne einer Tonleiter zur Verfügung. Diese Töne passen gut zueinander. Daher ist es fast nicht möglich “falsch” zu spielen.

Somit eignen sich Handpans wunderbar für den Einstieg ins Musizieren.

Die Töne, die auf einer Handpan eingestimmt sind, nennt man Skala. Sie entstammen einer Tonleiter (Englisch: scale).

Erfahre mehr zur Auswahl der richtigen Handpan-Skala im Artikel Welche Handpan-Tonleiter passt zu dir?.

Ja, da musst du dir keine Sorgen machen! Deine Handpan wird in Deutschland mit DHL versendet und ist versichert bis 2.500€. Die Handpan wird in einem speziellen Karton mit sehr guter Polsterung sicher an Dich verschickt. Du erhälst dann auch die DHL Sendungsverfolgungsnummer.

Ja, bei uns kannst du auch Handpans mieten. Eine Handpan zu mieten ist für diejenigen interessant, die noch nicht ganz genau wissen, welche Handpan-Skala sie auswählen möchten. Durch die Miete kannst du die Handpan kennenlernen und sie zum Beispiel mit zu einem Workshop nehmen und danach kaufen.

Wir versuchen alle Wünsche unserer Kunden zu erfüllen. Dazu gehören auch individuell angefertigte Handpans mit den jeweils gewünschten Tönen. Schreib uns am besten eine E-Mail mit deinen Vorstellung.

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