Three Series of Saraz Handpans
Our Meditation Series is the result of significant research into crafting the Saraz on Stainless Steel. The material is a very different animal that has pushed us to develop new building techniques while exploring a novel rabbit hole of singing steel. A few characteristic qualities of the material include:
- significantly longer dreamy sustain (typically about 9-10 seconds)
- warm hypnotic timbre due to dampening of high frequencies
- inherent rust resistance
- beautiful rainbow colors that range from brilliant gold to royal purple and blue
Although our first stainless prototype was a success, Mark spent many more months exploring the material across our 3 sizes of Saraz with top and bottom notes to confirm that our entire offered Scale list could be built on this material. After constructing numerous instruments, we are confident not only in the sound of the instrument, but also that the tuning stability is as impeccable as our other Saraz.
In our opinion, this line of instruments is especially for those that love handpans for their hypnotic, relaxing, dreamy, and meditative qualities whether playing alone or when performing for others during sound baths, meditations, and sound therapy work.
Pricing for our Meditation Series Saraz is the same as our classic Professional instruments:
- $3000 USD for an 8 note instrument
- $325 for each additional note on the top or bottom
Price includes up to $200 Shipping, an Evatek carrying case, microfiber cloth, sample of Rust Preventative, a Saraz T shirt, and a little piece of our heart and soul.
Visit our online Shop for ordering your own custom Meditation Series Saraz with the scale or your choice or keep an eye out for the immediately available Meditation Series instruments coming down the line.
The following is a recent example of our new Meditation Series of Saraz Handpans played by the endlessly talented Adam Maalouf:
2020 Update: New Meditation Series Finish
This series of Saraz has been developed for the enthusiast handpan player with an entry level budget. These Saraz still feature the same refined architecture and design as our other instruments with a focus on a balanced timbre, exceptional tuning stability, rust resistance, and both note sensitivity and note strength. Unlike our Professional and Meditation Series Instruments, we do not tune the shoulder tones on the edges of the center note on our Enthusiast Series Instruments as it often requires significantly more time, energy and skill to achieve. Available on either nitrided steel or stainless steel Here is a recent example of an Enthusiast Series Saraz built with nitrided steel:
Because we have only one size of these shells, we can only craft the Enthusiast Series in a portion of our scale list. Available options are noted on our offered scales list in each scale description. Basically, we can build all of our 20″ diameter models and any 21″ model excluding those with low Bb3 and high B4. Moving from lowest to highest center note on our list, this includes variations of C minor, C Harmonic Minor, C# Major, C# Mixolydian, C# Minor, C# harmonic Minor, all D center note scales, all F center note scales, F# Minor, F# Dorian, F# Harmonic Minor, C Harmonic Minor, G Akebono, C Minor with G center note, and A Minor.
Pricing for our Enthusiast Series is:
- $2400 for an 8 Notes Instrument
- $300 for each additional top or bottom note
Price includes shipping costs up to $200, an Evatek Carrying Case, a microfiber cloth, a 0.5 oz tin of Pure Sound Pan Wax, a Saraz T shirt and little piece of our heart and soul. To custom order a new Enthusiast Series Saraz with the scale of your choice, please visit our Shop.
Our classic Saraz Series is the apex of our pioneering years of development, which date back longer than 98% of the handpan and pantam builders today. With attention to the fine details, our refined architecture and design has focused on the development of a balanced timbre, exceptional tuning stability, tuned shoulder tones, rust resistance, and both note sensitivity and note strength. This line of instruments is what has earned us a global reputation as artisans of one of the finest Handpans available today. Almost every video in our Offered Scale List features Professional Series Saraz Handpans. To order your own Professional Series Saraz, visit our online Shop to choose your custom scale or choose one of our immediately available instruments.