Where to buy a good handpan?
Do you need a good handpan, but don't know where to get one? Well, in this article, we will tell you where you can buy one.
Buying your handpan from the manufacturer
Contacting the manufacturer means making the choice to buy a handpan directly from them. You will have the opportunity to discuss the instrument directly with them. They will be able to give you a lot of information that you won't find in a shop or on a general website.
Buying a handpan from a music shop
Musicians and hobbyists looking to buy an instrument will naturally want to go to a specialist shop. It's convenient, there's plenty of choice and, most importantly, you can try out and compare different handpan models to get an idea of which one is right for you. At present, there are not many specialist shops in France.
The diversification of handpan manufacturers has changed the organisation of this new market, with some manufacturers selling only directly, while others have left sales to professionals. The most organised manufacturers have democratised the use of this new sound sculpture by attracting tuners and selling directly, but also by supplying instruments to music shops.
Buying my handpiece on a generalist website
It has to be said that large internet shops are very important with the new consumption patterns of western societies. The reasons for this phenomenon are varied and sometimes controversial, but it is a fact that today large internet companies offer handpans.
In general, these large websites offer lower prices than in the shops. This is never the case with handpans. So beware of handpans under €1,200. Also beware of scams, which are becoming more and more common. Some websites offer instruments at low prices, sometimes for only a few hundred euros. So resist the temptation, otherwise you risk buying an instrument that you will not be able to use.