This is a 9-note beginner’s model d minor handpan.
Handpans are amazing instruments. To create one, the maker must painstakingly hammer each note into tune using a mallet. The instrument is then sent into a furnace to condition the metal. The process is then repeated until the instrument is in tune.
As this process is repeated, the metal becomes more and more stable and conditioned to remain in tune. An entry level handpan like this one can often cost a fraction of the cost of intermediate/expert handpans. The difference in price reflects the number of cycles of tuning/baking in the furnace with beginner’s handpans receiving fewer tuning/baking cycles. This video demonstrates the difference in tone:
A beginner level handpan will not have as much sustain as an intermediate handpan as the metal has not been as conditioned.
This handpan includes a backpack carrying case and ships free within the US.