Currently working on 22" nitrided steel pans.
Gongpan production with nitrided steel is in full swing.
I know it's impossible to fully evaluate an instrument
from afar, even with accurate video clips.
So I make a guarantee.
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 eligible for full refund)
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)
Check the clip below to get an idea of the sound.
22" Dragon Gongpan w/ 8 Notes - F Minor Pentatonic Scale - 432 Hz
New Gongpan with 8 notes. 22.5" in diameter, 9.5" tall, weighs 10.5 lbs.
Pentatonic scale: (F3), C4, D#, F, G, G#, C5, F. 432 Hz tuning.
Video clip of the previous pan of the same scale: Clip of this instrument coming soon. https://youtu.be/oao4vmCXvX0
This price does not include a case. It does include a double-walled box, Paypal fee and Fedex ground shipping in the lower 48. Ready to ship.
Dragon Gongpan - Bronze
Currently out of production
Recent customer review of her 23" bronze Gongpan:
When I arrived at Christopher's studio, he asked me a single question…"So, how did you find me?"
That was a journey that encompassed months.
Early last fall, I was walking my dog in the park and heard the most beautiful sounds. I followed them to a very nice gentleman who happily showed me his hand pan, even letting me play it. He was very happy to welcome me to the hand pan community….as long as I bought a drum from an approved manufacturer. The waiting lists were only 1-2 years long or so.
Excuse me? Isn't that elitism? Only approved manufacturers? Sounds to me like some approved manufacturers have the wool pulled over everyone's eyes. This is America, land of the FREE to choose. So after venting my amusement, I went online and began looking for local manufacturers.
There's three of them in California but only one in the Pacific Northwest. Only 160 miles from where I live. So I drove over to Bend and knocked on the door of Christopher of the Wolves.
I made him play every drum he had before I decided on a 22" bronze pan….his favorite of course. It's a C with the deepest, most resonant tone you ever heard….and it's all mine! (Although I did have to agree to visiting rights. And I had to wait while he recorded one last piece of music on it.) And I was really tempted because he had a steel drum that just begged to be played like a bongo! But I took my prize home and the best thing of all is every night I play for a bit before going to bed, and I sleep so good!
Keri E., Portland, OR
Used for centuries to make gongs, bells, cymbals, singing bowls, and much more
Natural corrosion resistance - no coatings or oils needed to protect the metal
Super-resonant alloy yields clear fundamental tones and rich harmonic overtones
Same tonal range as a typical full-size handpan
Durability comparable to steel
This 18" diameter design is very light (7 lbs, 2 oz.)
and fits comfortably in an airline overhead bin
The oxidation colors in the photos are not permanent, but the
instrument will never look bad. Contact the maker for details.