Solos Handpan - Made in Canada

At time of posting there aren’t too many makers that we know of based in Canada for those hailing from those lands to choose from.  But one of the most established Canadian makers now, and easily verifiable, is Pepeto Pinto, the man behind the hammer at “Solos Handpans” (also known as “PintoPans”).

Based in Charlottetown, Jamaica-born steelpan tuner, turned Canadian, Pepeto, told cbc.ca in an interview "I took three years to understand fully the instrument and how to build it - Although it was an inspiration of the steel drum, it still had some unique differences.".  "Producing a handpan can take anywhere from a few days to a month - It's an art — an art sculpture..."



What do those who have purchased Solos Handpan have to say about them?  Luckily, to find out, we need look no further than over at ETSY, where, at time of posting, Pepeto’s craftsmanship, and customer service, both, have earned him a solid five star rating (no easy feat on any e-commerce platform).  With previous purchasers leaving such reviews as, “I've been loving this handpan and have been spending time with it as much as possible since it arrived. The construction is solid, the color is beautiful, and the tones and scale are fantastic. Pepeto was very communicative and a pleasure to work with throughout the process”, and “Sooo impressed and in love with my Handpan in D minor! Notes are clear, sharp and eupherial just the way my soul likes to be addressed. Thank you Pepeto for your craftsmanship and communication throughout the process of crafting this beauty.”...



Solos Handpan can be found for sale via the PintoPans ETSY store: HERE.  Or for more information you can find Solos Handpans at Facebook: HERE

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