Arcana Musical Instruments - Handpan Made in Colorado

We stumbled across the work of Arcana Musical Instruments for sale a little whiles back now over at ETSY, and were instantly impressed.  Built by Josh Keegan, and Jerred Houseman, in Colorado, U.S., Arcana Musical Instruments got the big thumbs up from Handpan musician, Brandon Dautrich, who when giving them a shout-out over at Facebook expressed that:

And in many ways, our reasons for publishing this post, other than in celebration of the awesome work thus far of the Arcana Musical Instruments crew in general, stems from the fact that at time of posting, there are six of these Handpan, all sounding sweet (to our ears), and relatively speaking all reasonably priced, sat unclaimed over in their store. Which kind of feels a little bit like a crime...



“Amazing artists dedicated to creating unsurpassed quality instruments with beautiful sound. These instruments are awesome…”  Reads one review from over at their Facebook page.  While another states, “They make a great pan at a great price and stand behind their work - I highly recommend these guys !!!!”. And while we always encourage our readers to make up their own minds as to what they find pleasing, and/or don't, in a Handpan. For us here at HPM, those reviews are mere garnish. Our ears tell us everything we need to know...



Often times we’ve seen over the years that Handpan-players go on to become the best makers later down the track - and at least one of the two guys at Arcana has been playing for years.  Add to that the fact that these guys are hanging out with the likes of established Handpan builder, Dave Beery, of Dave’s Island Instruments, and are buddied up sharing tools and ideas with a number of other makers - should you require anything more than your own ears to go by - within that you should find at least some measure of reassurance...



To make a purchase you can visit the Arcana Musical Instruments ETSY store: HERE.  Or for more information and to keep up-to-date, you can find them over at Facebook: HERE

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