Hello everyone and thank you again for following me so many.
Sorry if I’m not very present with video blogs but there are so many things to do and the projects that fly around Hct too.
Many of you will be complaining about this post because the maker in question has been talking a lot about himself in the past. Sometime also not good.
The fact remains that with this blog I want to objectively evaluate the instrument and the maker at present TODAY, without having interference with the past.
Sonido De mano is his name. I tried 2 instruments from him and was pleasantly impressed by the quality, intonation and the manufacture.
The instruments are different from the usual handpan, they are in fact chrome-plated and the measures reflect a little the fashion of the moment; I mean handpan under 50 cm in diameter. However he produce from 46cm up to a 54cm Diameter.
Heat treatment: oil-hardened tempering and surface treatment: Chrome-plating
SCALE: D minor Low (D) A Bb C D E F G A
Price given by the maker: € 1400 I think with soft bag included.
The smaller version 46cm, Called TravelPan, 9 notes : 1000 €
He will come soon with stainless steel Shell for 750 € , anyway not tried yet.
The instrument in the video it’s the Chromed version of 54cm. Scale D minor Low (D) A Bb C D E F G A.
The instrument is pleasant to play and well tuned. The manufacture is well done and does not present major defects.
Personally I do not like the chrome effect to the appearance but it is pleasant to the touch anyway. Obviously the positive feature that ensures the chrome plating to the instrument is an extreme resistance to scratches, humidity and rust. Not bad featuring for traveling with handpan.
I’d be curious to try the 46Cm one because it still has an attractive price for all the beginner.
The version shown in this photo is a particular treatment of copper color. Very interesting in appearance. Unfortunately, it is not yet ready for a video review. The sound is too rough and is not perfect in tune.
However for any more info I suggest to contact Jose on his FB page.
Thx guys for your attentions.
Big Big Bless to everyone.