Handpan by HAPI. El Capitan Scale (derived from D Minor): Ding D3, A3, C4, D4, E4, F4, G4, A4. Bottom Udu tone tuned to F2. Bottom shell tuned to E5.
The same precision and sound quality that our customers have come to expect from our HAPI Steel Tongue Drum line is evident in this Handpan. Click here to read about our handpan journey.
The top note is D3. Side notes from lowest to highest are A3, C4, D4, E4, F4, G4, A4. This instrument has a beautiful bloom, the top note excites the side notes into ringing. This increases the harmonic tones. The bottom Udu tone is tuned to F2. The bottom shell is tuned to E5. The El Capitan Scale has a very low top (ding) note which adds bass to the scale. This very deep sounding note adds contrast and plays off the high notes very nicely. There are many overlapping harmonics throughout the scale which help produce an amazing robust sound.
All the notes are tuned with a fundamental, octave and fifth harmonic for a rich sound.
Product Video (the handpan in the video below and pictured above is the one you will receive):
Made from heat treated steel. Hand worked, and carefully tuned with a strobe tuner. This handpan is made with thousands upon thousands of precision hammer blows. Please allow for imperfections in handmade instruments like this one. They are normal and may include blemishes, scratches, and nicks. It is part of the normal process in the hammering and tuning, each one is made by hand and is unique.
Handpan Dimensions: Measures 21 inches across (33cm), 9.5 inches tall (24cm). Weighs only 8.5lbs (3.85kg). Fits comfortably in the lap for playing.
Custom made solid rubber ring around the side of the handpan to help protect the instrument.
Also included is our FREE specially designed armored bag (reg. price $149.99). If you have made the investment in a handpan you will want to protect it with a quality travel bag. This is a tough bag that will help ensure the safe transport of your handpan for everyday use. The bag is constructed from durable nylon and uses a heavy duty zipper with internal protective zipper flap. Plastic armor is sewn under the nylon on both the front and back of the bag. Soft padding is also sewn into the full inside of the bag. It has comfortable adjustable shoulder straps, waist belt and hand carry straps. The waist belt is removable for when it is not needed. The bag also includes a mesh water bottle carrier for when you go to jam in the park. It is designed so the handpan rests comfortably in the small of your back following the contour of your body. As a rock climber and outdoor enthusiast, I have tested and designed this bag to have optimal weight distribution and carrying comfort.
This bag may not protect the instrument from hard bumps or falls. Soon we will be offering a special form fitting hard case that will protect your handpan. The handpan and hard case will still fit inside this bag, for ultimate protection. Ideal for air travel and gigs.
- HAPI Handpan (pictured above).
- FREE armored travel bag.
- Instruction booklet.
Shipping & Tax:
- FREE within Continental US (2-5 day delivery).
- California residents add 8% sales tax to the purchase price.
- Alaska / Hawaii / Puerto Rico (3-9 day delivery):
- Canada* (5-20 day delivery):
- Other Countries* (5-25 day delivery):
- *Shipping OUTSIDE the United States - Your order will arrive within 10-15 working days.
Once your package arrives it has to clear customs. This may take an
additional 10-15 days.
There will also be customs duty/tax
due at time of delivery.
The declared value is $1949, the harmonized system tariff code is: 9206.00.
- *Due to box size restrictions, we CANNOT ship handpans to the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Virgin Islands
- 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. Thanks
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.