A different kind of handpan
Made from steel and bronze
Why call it a Gongpan? Three reasons:
1. I use different alloys than the standard mild steel,
and some say the timbre is more like a gong.
2. Pan instruments can be seen as a set of tuned gongs, much
like the tuned gong sets of Indonesian Gamelan ensembles.
3. My Gongpans can be safely played gently with soft
mallets that are included with each instrument.
I know it's impossible to fully evaluate an instrument
from afar, even with accurate video clips.
So I make a guarantee.
Satisfaction guarantee: I stand behind what I make.
If your Gongpan does not meet your expectations you can
return ship it within two weeks of receiving it for a full refund.
(Scratched or otherwise damaged or de-tuned Gongpans are not returnable)
One free re-tune included with each Gongpan, no matter which alloy.
(Customer responsible for cost of shipping to and from my shop in Oregon)
Dragon Gongpan - Steel
Durable medium-carbon steel
Long-lasting corrosion protection inside and out
432 and 440 Hz tuning available
Each instrument unique in appearance
Full size = 22" diameter; weighs 10.5 lbs
- Steel Gongpan Bundle:
- New Gongpan tuned with each note tuned within 10 cents above zero
- Custom made soft-padded backpack case from Namana Bags in Ukraine
- Custom made soft-tipped mallets for virtually zero contact noise playing option
- Fedex ground shipping within the continental U.S.
- One free re-tune of your Gongpan
Full Size Nine Note Steel Gongpan Bundle Price = $899
My steel pans are made from durable medium carbon steel and finished with special lacquer coatings inside and out to protect from corrosion.
Recent Etsy customer review from
Brandon R. in Maryland:
"This review of my Gongpan that was sculpted by Christopher of the Wolves is long overdue simply because I'm too busy playing it. Upon receiving it, i was overwhelmed with the beautiful appearance of my new sound sculpture. I played it with ease (regardless of having no real musical experience) piquing interest and awe to everyone in earshot.
It took a bit of research to figure out exactly what i wanted, but Christopher was helpful throughout the entire process. He gave suggestions and provided me with information that was helpful in making decisions. He even dealt with my pickiness. Overall, I'm thrilled about my purchase and I'm going to wrap this up so i can get back to it."
Dragon Gongpan - Bronze
Bronze Gongpans are back, better than ever.
The latest 18" diameter clip is posted below.