Since its invention, the handpan has quickly become an expensive musical instrument. On top of the rarity of the instrument, high price points further contribute to the handpan's inaccessibility.
But it wasn't always the case. At the beginning, an original Hang only cost 600 € and the price of the PANArt instrument never exceeded 1,200 €, whereas handpans cost an average of $2,000 today. Several factors help explain these prices but one question remains:
Are there cheaper handpans? And are they worth it? The answer is yes. In my opinion, the acolyte handpan made by Nirvana Handpan is currently the best cheap handpan available.
The artisan, Terence Jay, is on a mission to make handpans available to all. So, what's different with the acolyte handpan? Like the original Hang, the acolyte model only has 8 notes (as opposed to 9 or more). Its powder coating protects the instrument from rust and scratches.
This is the best handpan for beginners and a great budget option for those who want to buy a quality handpan without breaking the bank.
I'm proud to partner with reputable handpan makers like Nirvana Handpan to offer handpans for sale on this website. The acolyte handpan is available for purchase at only $1,199.
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