Mindanao Lilang-Lilang’s Kulintang Instrument Acquisition Project

Please contact Manny Dragon (dragonply@gmail.com) if you have any interest or questions about these items for sale.  Prices are for local pick-up only (San Francisco Bay Area, in California).  Additional costs of shipping will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Proceeds from kulintang instrument sales benefit the programs of Mindanao Lilang-Lilang (a California 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.

Please note that the sources of these instruments 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 April 2017):

The Components of a Kulintang Instrument

A complete kulintang instrument is composed of

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

A complete set of 8 graduated and well-tuned brass kulintang gongs: $600 (sale pending)

Hand-carved and painted kulintang resonator/stand (“antangan”), size small: Temporarily out of stock.

Hand-carved and painted kulintang resonator/stand (“antangan”), size medium: Temporarily out of stock.

Kulintang beaters (“betay”) made of “tamnag” or “alm” wood: $25 for one pair.  Temporarily out of stock.

Gandingan: a set of four large, well-tuned, contemporary hanging gongs. $600 per set

Gandingan beaters (special rubber-tipped strikers called “basal”): $20.00 per beater, or $35.00 for a pair

Agung: a pair of well-tuned, contemporary large kettle gongs. $600 per pair

Agung beaters (special rubber-tipped strikers):$20.00 per beater, or $35.00 for a pair

Babendil (hand-held timekeeper gong): $125

Sarunay (graduated set of tuned metal plates): $300

(photo credit: Danny Kalanduyan, 2016)

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