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Guda drum - handpan steel tongue drums

Welcome to the official GUDA website. GUDA is an unique instrument, which is a hybrid of the tongue drum and handpan. Being essentially the tongue drum, GUDA inherited many family traits of handpans:

  • For the production of our instruments we use the same materials and the same techniques that are used by the most of handpan builders; also we offer additional options such as stainless steel and aluminium
  • Geometry and dimensions of GUDA as much as possible approached to handpans.
  • And of course the main "chip" of the instrument - the presence of octave harmonics in the sound (the same effect have handpans, pantams and steel pans).When played, GUDA produces the basic sound + sound an octave higher. These overtones (so-called "flageolets" make the sound brighter, louder and significantly expand the sonic palette.

Octave overtones (harmonics) are mixed to the main sound , but also can be played separately.

The unique design of the instrument combined with well-chosen materials and skillful handcrafting make GUDA the most loud and well-sounding tongue idiophone. GUDA sound has nothing to do with the sound of other tongue drums (tank drums, hapi drums and else). Its sound is clear, warm and bright at the same time, without metallic "taste."

Not so long ago, we have developed a brand new type of instrument - GUDA-Fx. This instrument is equipped with built-in electronics (pickups, preamps, EQ, and various effects). Built-in electronics gives the opportunity to use onboard or additional effects, create your own tone, play in the band with more loud instruments (drums, electric guitar and bass, ets.); also it allows you to record your composition directly to sound card.

In addition to its unique sound, GUDA tongue drums has another distinctive characteristic - exquisite decoration, made in various authentic styles. The design of GUDA is pretty refined and made entirely by hand. The maker was inspired by Indian (mehendi), Celtic and Ukrainian ornaments.

Most of instruments are made by order. You can choose from the variety of options - materials, scales, design and other.

If you have some questions or want to purchase our instruments, please visit our Contact page or fill in the form

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Main Features

  • Bright clean sound with rich overtones
  • Unique technology
  • Main sound + octave harmonics
  • Beautiful original design
  • Custom scales and designs available
  • Premium materials

Customer Service

  • Personalized service
  • Fast terms of order execution
  • High quality workmanship and design
  • 4-7 days worldwide shipping
  • Discounts and bargain sales