Isthmus Instruments was founded in 2013 by Jenny Robinson. Isthmus creates musical instruments out of steel, most widely described as “Handpans”. Our mission is to build beautiful instruments and grow our community.
Every instrument we make is hand-built. Through theoretical research and practical experimentation, Isthmus Instruments has developed an instrument-building process that can turn a simple sheet of metal into an acoustic work of art.
Is to connect people to instruments they truly love.
Buy a Handpan Now
We produce a limited number of new instruments every month for immediate purchase, as handpan flash sales. You can purchase any instrument available on our webstore and soon be making music! Make sure to visit our handpan shop often to stay updated on new scales we may offer every month.
Custom instrument order
Would you like to design your own, custom-built instrument? We can help with that. We will happily guide you through any questions you may have. As well as build the scale, color & artwork of your choosing. If you don't see exactly what you want today in our webstore - this is the fastest way to get your dream instrument. Click below to begin.
What we offer
Experienced team to guide you
handmade for the best quality
Nitrided for superior rust resistance
Custom scales & designs
Events & News
Thrive after 55: August 22, 2018 Madison, WI
Center for Life Enrichment, Shorehaven Living: July 11, 2018
2nd Annual Handpan Gathering: May 12th, 2018 Madison, WI
PanMarco Handpan Event: April 14th-15th, 2018 Jacksonville, FL http://www.panmarco.com/
Madison Night Market : July 13th, June 8th & May 11th, 2017
Make Music Madison June 21, 2017 http://www.makemusicmadison.org/
Annual Handpan Gathering in Madison, WI. May 13th, 2017
Center for Life Enrichment, Shorehaven Living: Nov.3, 2016 http://bit.ly/2ikZizt
Milwaukee Maker Faire: Sept. 2016, http://bit.do/cgYQy
Des Moines Social Club: Jan 14, 2016
Music for: Voices of the Namekagon. https://vimeo.com/185078106
Shlomo Calvo performs as a winning finalist for The Overture "Rising Stars" competition in Madison, WI. http://bit.ly/2draCUa
Marimbist Robert Rockman plays an Isthmus Instrument for WPR at 22:45 http://bit.do/cg623
Northland College Alumni News, Fall 2016