Where to Buy Bamboo Panpipes (Buying Guide)

Panpipes are a beautiful and unique instrument that can create the most enchanting melodies. They are made from various materials, but bamboo panpipes are the most popular because of their affordability, durability, and rich sound. Looking for the best panpipes might be subjective, but through this buying guide, we may be able to help search the right one for you! If you're looking to buy panpipes, let's first explore the best places to buy them based on price, lengths, notes, pitch, and material.

Price 

The price of bamboo panpipes varies widely depending on the quality, brand, and condition. You can find them for as little as $10 or as much as $100. If you're on a tight budget, consider buying used panpipes for sale. They are often cheaper than new ones and can still produce great sound quality.

Lengths

Bamboo panpipes come in different lengths, each producing a different pitch. The longer the pipe, the lower the pitch. The shortest panpipe is around six inches, while the longest can be up to three feet. When buying panpipes, consider the range of notes you want to play and choose the appropriate lengths accordingly. 

Notes and Pitch 

Panpipes produce a range of notes depending on the number of pipes and the length of each pipe. Most panpipes have at least eight pipes, producing a diatonic scale. Others have up to 22 pipes, producing a chromatic scale. The pitch of each note also varies depending on the length of the pipe. When buying panpipes, consider the range of notes and pitch you want to play and choose the appropriate instrument accordingly. 

Material

Bamboo is the most common material used for making panpipes because of its flexibility, durability, and resonance. It is also lightweight, making it easy to carry around. When buying panpipes, make sure to choose those made from quality bamboo to ensure the best sound quality and not just for its design.

Most popular panpipes and where to buy them

1. Antares Panpipes

Antares Panpipes 

These traditional 13 note Antares panpipes are hand crafted from sustainable bamboo and each one has a unique colour and pattern on a woven fabric. You can check out the Antares panpipes here.

2. Zampona Double Panpipes

Zampona panpipes

The double Zampona panpipes are handcrafted in Peru from two rows of bamboo reeds and are attached by a colourful woven band. Find out more about the Zampona Panpipes here.

3. Siku Panpipes

Siku panpipes

The Siku bamboo panpipes are currently our largest set. They have 13 notes and display a stunningly unique curved design. Each woodwind instrument has a different coloured ribbon. You can buy the Siku Panpipes here.

4. Beginner panpipes

beginner panpipes

Whilst we don’t like to promote the use of products made from unsustainable materials, this particular pan flute is made from resin and is great for beginners. It comes with a user manual, carry bag, and attached mouthpiece.

The 16 note beginner panpipes has a good tone and is easy to play in comparison to traditional panpipes. It’s compact and produces a sweet beautiful tone. It costs approximately £50 which is quite expensive for a beginners instrument but is a great option for a complete beginner. Buy the beginner panpipes on Amazon here.

5. Plaschke Italian pan flute

Italian panpipes made in South Tyrol

Experience the soulful melodies of Italy with the Plaschke Italian pan flute, crafted in South Tyrol by skilled artisans. The key of D flat with notes ranging from F - D produces a rich, enchanting sound that's perfect for soothing the soul. The detailed wooden belt attached to the flute enhances its aesthetic appeal and makes it easy to carry.

This professional-grade musical instrument is a must-have for any music enthusiast. Invest in the Plaschke Italian pan flute and bring a touch of Italy to your music for approximately £105. Find out more about the Plaschke Italian pan flute here.

6. Traditional Chinese Pan Flute

Traditional Chinese Pan Flute

The 25-note Chinese luxury pan flute is a stunning masterpiece of craftsmanship and design. With its beautiful tone and elegant appearance, this instrument is sure to captivate any music lover. The flute is expertly crafted with precision and care, resulting in a truly exceptional instrument. It is in the key of C, perfect for seasoned flutists looking to expand their repertoire.

While it may not be suitable for beginners due to the need for retuning, the 25-note Chinese luxury flute is a must-have for any serious musician. Although expensive at approximately £228, the quality might be worth it. Buy the Traditional Chinese Pan Flute here.

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