OPERA: The stainless steel line, ease of sound and better activation
Inspired by the Renaissance elements and the full-bodied and sustained sound which recalls that of an entire orchestra, Opera is born: the first Stainless steel instrument in SEW Handpan family!
Opera has a warmer sound and longer sustain than a regular steel handpan. Suitable for anyone, from beginner to professional level, thanks to its ease of playing and better activation.
Opera can also be used in creating soundscapes, meditative moods and chilled out atmospheres.
Number of notes: 9 notes (Ding + 8 notes)
– B CELTIC, B | F# A B C# D E F# A
– C CELTIC, C | G Bb C D Eb F G C
– C# CELTIC, C# | G# B C# D# E F G# B
– C# LYDIAN, C# | G# C C# D# F G G# C
– D KURD, D | A Bb C D E F G A
Material: Stainless Steel (1.5mm)
– Evatek 2.0 HCT Hard Case
– SEW Handpan professional oil
Availability: If your desired tuning is not currently in stock the expected production time + shipping is 30-60 days.
Warranty: SEW Handpan’s are backed by a 2 year warranty, which covers manufacturing quality and materials.
If handled properly, it may only require a tune up every couple of years.
Re-Tuning: If your Handpan goes out of tune, we can arrange for retuning.
Scratches: You may find minor “scratches” on the surface that were formed by the hammers used in production. Each instrument is handcrafted and is hit with hundreds of hammer strokes. Every shell varies and each one will have its own unique markings. Scratches will not affect the sound of the instrument.
Temperature and Storage: Do not store your handpan for prolonged periods in a hot/humid place or leave it in a vehicle. Short exposure to cold and hot temperatures will not have an effect on the instrument. The best place to store your handpan is in its hardcase and ensure that it remains dry.
Cleaning and Rust Prevention: Your location will impact how often you need to use the SEW oil on your handpan.
If you live in a humid climate, you may need to use the oil more frequently than in a drier climate.
Humidity, salty air, skin oil, and the acidity of sweat can cause rust on the surface.
SEW professional oil was created specifically for our unique metal.
SEW Handpan uses heat treated steel (nitrided) to help prevent rust.
Put about 10 drops of the oil on the handpan and wipe it all over the surface with a dry cloth or multipurpose paper.
If you play your handpan often, clean it 1-2 times a month.