Tuned Percussion


Handpans from Schlagwerk

Schlagwerk instruments have earned a reputation of low maintenance and great sound through build quality. With our handpans, it is no different. Those who use our instruments can expect a perfect sounding, carefully crafted, durable instrument giving you the joy of playing without worrying about the handling. Our handpans fit that bill more than ever. Experience a variety of different, hand tuned, exquisite instruments that offer more than you expect in perfect tune. In cooperation of the experienced craftsmen of Harmonic Art and Schlagwerk, a new generation of handpans was developed, which is characterized by special manufacturing processes, a body made of several materials and a maintenance-free surface.

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Schlagwerk - Handpan



Welcome to the Vibra Steel age! What‘s special about our material? For the last 22 years, carbon and stainless were all the rage. Our alloy Vibra Steel was selected for its natural rust protection and better, clear, ceramic sound instrument. It delivers a higher volume and is much harder than stainless steel, resulting in an instrument with an ultimate feel yet durable and long-lasting sound.


The heat treatment process used to harden the steel is also essential to ensure exceptional tuning stability that allows the tone fields to hold the pitch perfectly while also reducing the need for retuning for years to come. With its clear tonality and cathedral effect, the Schlagwerk handpan is ideal to be used in various settings for performance, sound healing, meditation, yoga and developing skills in playing percussion.

Crafting Process

The unique method in which our single shells are formed ensures a controlled thickness distribution. This breakthrough process also helps create unrivaled sustain, plus it adds volume to the overtone spectrum of the sound. Every Schlagwerk handpan is a true work of craftsmanship with no rival.

Corrosion protection

The entire surface of our handpans is maintenance-free, treated with a special coating formula for corrosion protection that adds the extra advantage of being resistant to scratches, sweat or even water. At first glance, one will notice the peace of mind about the no need to use oil and the signature black resilient finish that makes these instruments strikingly different from other makers.

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How tall are you?

Of course you can play on any Cajon, but the most comfortable instrument is the one that fits your height.

My height:

Which music styles does your heart beat loudest for?

In the versatile Schlagwerk range you will find instruments with the right sound character for every style. (multiple selection possible)

How do you play your instrument?

Schlagwerk Cajons are accentuated in different ways, the spectrum ranges from a delicate, subtle response to strong, powerful sounds.

What are the standards you expect from yourself and your instrument?

For beginners we recommend more simple instruments, advanced players can develop themselves optimally with more advanced Cajons.

Do you want to get more out of your Cajon with add-ons?

The Schlagwerk Cajon Add-Ons expand your sound possibilities: Apply additional sounds or play your Cajon like a drum kit.