Intro Handpan by HAPI.
Our Intro Handpans have the same amazing sound quality as our Pro Handpans. They just have a more rustic, less polished finish.
This is our best value for beginner Handpan players. Made from heat treated steel. All the notes are tuned with a fundamental, octave and fifth harmonic for a rich sound. Each Handpan has a beautiful bloom, the top note excites the side notes into ringing. This increases the harmonic tones.
Our handpans are made with thousands upon thousands of precision hammer blows. Each is hand worked, and carefully tuned with a strobe tuner. Please allow for maker marks in handmade instruments like this. It is part of the normal process in the hammering and tuning (each is made by Grahm Doe, in Oakhurst, California) and is unique.
Our handpans have held the tuning very well over the last few years and the vast majority have not needed a retune. When/if the day comes that you may need a retune (accidents happen) your first retune is free. Shipping costs to and from our shop in Oakhurst, CA are not included. Please allow around 1 week for service.
Handpan 8 Note Sequoia Scale:
Sequoia Scale (derived from F Major): The top center note is F3. Side notes from lowest to highest are A3, C4, D4, E4, F4, G4, A4. The bottom Udu tone is tuned to F2. The bottom shell is tuned to E5. F Major Sequoia scale does not include the Bb of the full scale. The Bb normally adds a touch of sorrow to the scale. Like the giant trees of its name this scale feels full of peace and joy. Calm, happy and thankful feelings emerge as you flow through the scale. Many of Beethoven’s works are in F major. Without the Bb the scale is comprised of all whole notes and is very compatible with other instruments. Octaves of F3, F4 and A3, A4 are found in the scale adding harmonic sharing and harmonious overlapping of the notes.
Handpan 8 Note El Capitan Scale:
El Capitan Scale (derived from D Minor). The top center note is D3. Side notes from lowest to highest are A3, C4, D4, E4, F4, G4, A4. The bottom Udu tone is tuned to F2. The bottom shell is tuned to E5. D Minor El Capitan scale does not include the Bb of the full scale. The Bb normally adds a touch of sorrow to the scale. In this version you get an uplifting feeling by playing one 1/2 of the instrument while the other 1/2 has a more meditative feel. It's wonderful to have a scale that can express so much emotional range in one instrument. Without the Bb the scale is comprised of all whole notes and is very compatible with other instruments. The center Ding note is quite low at D3 and provides nice contrast to the higher notes around the perimeter. Octaves of D3, D4 and A3, A4 are found in the scale adding harmonic sharing and harmonious overlapping of the notes.
Handpan 9 Note El Capitan D Minor Scale:
The 9 note version of the El Capitan Scale has the same feel as the 8 note but with an added high note of C5. This expands the voice range of the instrument to include an angelic high voiced tone. The higher note is also the octave above the standard C4 note on the 8 note. This makes for a total of three pairs of octave notes on this scale in D3, D4, A3, A4 and C4, C5. Octaves are the most harmonically compatible of any pairing. This makes for even more harmonic sharing and wonderful overtones to enjoy. The full scale is D3 top, A3, C4, D4, E4, F4, G4, A4, and C5. Our 9 note compact 21 inch shell makes reaching all the tone fields easier compared to a larger shell size.
Measures 21 inches across (33cm), 9.5 inches tall (24cm). Weighs only 8.5lbs (3.85kg). Fits comfortably in the lap for playing.
Included is our FREE Handpan hard case.
Made from durable nylon with padded foam. It has an easy carry handle. Simple to open and close with our unique rubber latch system. The handpan shell and tone fields do not come in contact with the hard case. This creates an ideal buffer zone around the handpan. The handpan is supported by its outer edge (rubber ring). This hard case fits inside our optional armored backpack for the ultimate protection.
- HAPI Handpan.
- FREE Hard Case.
- Instruction Booklet.
- Frog Lube (oil to protect the steel).
- FREE Shipping.
Shipping & Tax:
- FREE within Contiguous US (2-5 day delivery).
- California residents add 7.75% sales tax to the purchase price.
- Alaska / Hawaii / Puerto Rico (3-9 day delivery): $51
- Shipping OUTSIDE the United States? - E-mail us for ordering details.
HAPI Handpan Customer Reviews
Oh MY!!! I was literally on the edge of my seat all day and now it's finally here!
- My new instrument! Grahm, THANK YOU so much for all of your hard work on this amazing instrument. I cannot wait to learn how to play. It's absolutely gorgeous, it sounds beautiful and has an amazing bloom, WAY better than I could have ever hoped for. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
I have never been happier with any instrument before.
- It seems to have
the ability to sync with the primitive mind, allowing for an almost
immediate ability to play, regardless of musical background or
experience level. It is not just the mesmerizing sounds you hear that
make it so joyful. There is a component to it that you physically feel;
reverberations of a therapeutic and soothing quality. It is a true
work of art in all ways; a beautiful masterpiece.
I am extremely pleased with the Hapi Handpan.
- This is a great pan, and
the sound and resonance is absolutely great. I am still learning its
particular playing techniques due to the individual work of sound art
that it is. I own and have played many others, and your pan is the one
that I will use for creative meditation. The sound is open, and all
notes are evenly matched, and well in tune. The entire Handpan is very
pleasing visually, and the craftsmanship is very high. I will purchase
I am delighted to tell you my Hapi Handpan arrived this morning.
for the great service. It came so fast from when I placed the order to
when it was in my hands. You packaged is so well, too, and it arrived in
perfect condition. It looks and sounds beautiful. I am so pleased and
look forward to playing it often for my own contemplative enjoyment and
for the deep relaxation of students at the end of my yoga classes.
Thanks so much for all your dedicated, hands-on learning and labor of
love that have gone into making this instrument. I have already been
playing and loving three Hapi tongue drums, and this handpan brings my
appreciation and potential for meditative musical expression into
another wondrous dimension.
It arrived safe and sound!
- Sounds amazing, just as good as any handpan I
have heard on the internet! Thank you very much. Your creation will be
heard by many people and I will be sure to tell them where it is
from...thank you again.