Mindanao Lilang-Lilang’s Kulintang Instrument Acquisition Project

Please contact Manny Dragon (info@kulintang.org) if you have any interest or questions about kulintang instruments available for sale or rent.  Prices are for local pick-up only (San Francisco Bay Area, in California).  Shipping is also available.

Please note that rental of kulintang instruments may be arranged on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact Manny Dragon for more information.

Proceeds from kulintang instrument sales or rentals go to benefit the programs of Mindanao Lilang-Lilang (a non-profit corporation), specifically those programs which directly support the efforts of the Kalanduyan family members in making these Maguindanaon-made kulintang instruments available to musicians in the United States and Canada.

Unless otherwise noted, the sources of these Philippine-made instruments and instrument accessories are in Maguindanao province, Mindanao island, southern Philippines.   All instrument names are in the Maguindanaon language.  All instruments are sold in New and Unused condition.

Price list (updated September 2018):

Kulintang gongs: a full set of 8 graduated, well-tuned Philippine-made gongs.  Currently, we have two choices: steel or brass.

$650 — Solid brass medium-sized kulintang gongs (pictured above, antangan/stand not included)


$500 — LAST SET — Lightweight sweet-sounding, well-tuned steel kulintang gongs, painted Antique Gold (to view a sample, see the center set of kulintang gongs shown in the photos at the bottom of this page)


Note:  A complete kulintang instrument is composed of

  1. a pair of betay (wood playing sticks or beaters)
  2. an antangan (wood resonator/stand)
  3. a complete set of eight kulintang gongs


Hand-made kulintang resonator/stand (“antangan”) made in the San Francisco Bay area using a design based on the fully collapsible antangan made by the husband of Aga Mayo Butocan of U.P.-Diliman.  These modern antangan are neither carved nor painted, and are simply stained wood.  They can be easily stored and easily transported.  They are ideal for traveling, and for use in stage performances.

These antangan are made to fit medium-sized kulintang gongs, sold above.  Note that there are many sizes of kulintang sets, from XXS to XXL, though most playable sets (sets not intended for display use only) are medium-sized or large.

$350 per set of collapsible antangan, includes all necessary hardware and wood crossbars.


Kulintang beaters (“betay”) made of “tamnag” wood, from Sultan Kudarat province.  If you use anything else, you will risk breaking your gongs.  $25/pair.

Sarunay: a set of 8 graduated, sweet-sounding, well-tuned Philippine-made metal plates, painted Antique Gold.  Sold without a stand.


$350 — LAST SET — Sarunay set with deluxe Maguindanaon-style collapsible wood resonator-stand (stand only is made in the San Francisco Bay Area)

Gandingan: a set of four large, well-tuned, contemporary hanging gongs.  $650


Agung: a pair of well-tuned, contemporary large kettle gongs.  $650


Gandingan or agung beaters (special rubber-tipped strikers): $20.00 per beater, or $35.00 for a pair.  CURRENTLY IN STOCK.

Babendil (hand-held timekeeper gong): $150

Maguindanaon traditional kulintang instruments

(photo credit: Danny Kalanduyan, 2016)

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Steel Maguindanaon agung (above)                  Brass kulintang, steel kulintang, brass kulintang

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Saronay (plates) with wood stand (above)


Babendil and saronay sets (above)