Hand drum has one of the shortest histories among instruments. Unlike most instruments, that been with us for decades and centuries, hang drum has a very short history.
It was introduced in 2001 by Sabina Schärer and Felix Rohner. This two are more known as the creative team behind a Swiss-based company called PANArt Hangbau.
PANArt has a long history and were mostly known for making and tuning up steel pan drums for several years before introducing Hang drum.
Before they stop making them in 2013, they made 4 different generations of this beautiful instrument.
Don’t call it Hand drum
Yeah, I call it Hand drum from start of this article and so does most of the people. However, guys at PANArt don’t really like it. They actually hate it when you call it Hang drum. They call it just Hang. While a lot of people think that this instrument is called it Hand, it actually isn’t. the actual name is handpan.
So next time you see this amazing instrument, just call it handpan. Guys at PANArt and most handpan players will appreciate it a lot, me including.
Wanna have hang drum?
I remember the first time I heard it, I want it right there and right then. The first shock was that you can’t just buy it at any local instrument shop. They were is a much high demand that they were sold the same moment they came to the store.
The second shock was the price. When I bought it in 2012 it cost 2400$. That was a lot of money for me. It’s a lot of money for anyone.
The third shock followed a just year later when they stopped producing them. That caused two problems. It was impossible to buy a new one and if you wanted to buy used one, you had a huge problem finding them, And even if you did found it, you had to pay more than I did for the new one.
Of course, if you want to have handpan, you don’t need to buy Hang by PANArt. There are some other handpan makers that came on the market because of high demand. Some of them are just as good as the original. But some are not that well made. Because they also have high prices, it’s a good idea to check them out before making a purchase.
There also a lot of small tricks if you want to buy used original because there are some scammers too. If you want to learn all about buying original Hang or some other handpan, then you should read full guide at hangdrumforsale.com. That way you’ll find out all about buying handpans and how to avoid bad deals.