Updated: Mar 30, 2021
Since it was invented in 2000, the handpan has quickly become an expensive musical instrument. On top of how rare the instrument is, high price points further contribute to the handpan's inaccessibility.
But that was not always the case. At the beginning, an original Hang sold for $300-400 and the price of PANArt's Hang sound sculpture never exceeded 1,200 € — whereas handpans cost an average of $2,000 today. Of course, several factors help explain these varying prices but one question remains:
Are there cheaper handpans? And are budget handpans worth it?
The answer is YES. In my opinion, the Acolyte handpan made by Nirvana Handpan is currently among the best value for the price and it is available right here on this webs