I'm doing some research on the new company Hamsa Handpans. I'm interested in buying one soon, and looking for feedback or reviews from some recent owners of a Hamsa, or anyone who has played their instruments recently (ideally 2016, as they have been evolving).
From what I can see, Stevan Morris has a good reputation in the Handpan community, and organizes the Pantasia gathering, has trained 2 years with DII, and is being very fair about his pricing in the early stages of development of his line of instruments.
I have a good feeling, but hoping to get a little reassurance from some players who have held a Hamsa instrument in their hands, which I don't have the luxury to do. Especially appreciated is feedback from experienced handpan players, who have other makers to compare to and understand the subtler nuances of a quality instrument.
For my first handpan, I don't need the best there is, but I want something of a musician's quality; namely fine tuning, sweet overtones and sustain, and a tone that will make me want to play all day and all night... :)