About Zambelli Handpan

The handpan, born in Switzerland in 2000s, made by masters of Steelpan, is an evolution of this already known instrument also called steel drum (percussion instrument native of Trinidad, made from old metal bins appropriately modified with cavities of various sizes that, played with special mallets, produces different sounds depending on which blow cavity you’re striking).

Zambelli Handpan stems from the desire to make a particular type of Handpan that differs (for materials, manufactoring technique and aesthetic details) from the instrument made in Switzerland.

Various studies and several tests of processing methods have led Zambelli Handpan to a crystal, melodic and clear sound.

Our instruments are resistant to wear, thanks to the processes and heat treatments we submit them during manufacturing.

The instrument has a diameter of 54 cm, height of 28 cm and a weight of 3.9 Kg.

To date, we are satisfied of the work done, but our studies and researches go on.

P. S . : the original Zambelli Handpan are identified with the mark engraved on the bottom shell , as you can see in the photos and video on the site .

We start make third generation

Frequent Questions (FAQ)

Does the instrument resist to the rust?

The instrument is subjected to various anti rust, but it is made of metal; having several precautions, you can ensure it a long life:

  • avoid contact with water and liquids;
  •  clean the surface with a soft cloth after using;
  • when you don’t use it, pack it in its slipcase in a dry place;
  •  once every two months, pass the silicone-based product we recommend, to create a microfilm that cleans and protects the surface;
  • avoid strong temperature changes

What is the mainteinance schedule?

We offer a service for tuning. The cost depends on the time this work takes; the shipping costs are responsibility of the customer

What should I do if the instrument is broken or damaged? Can I repair it by myself?

We recommend to contact us, avoid “by myself”

Can I use drumsticks or other objects to drum it?

Don’t drum it with other objects than hands

Can I paint it?

Absolutely you cannot

How much does the shipping cost?

The instrument is shipped in a shockproof box; shipment is guaranteed. To know the shipping costs, please refer to the table in the Homepage.

The instrument is shipped by express courier UPS (measures of the package are 59x59x39 cm)

May I see the instrument before buying it?

Yes, certainly. Please, contact us to take an appointment


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