Mindanao Lilang-Lilang’s Kulintang Instrument Acquisition Project

Please contact Manny Dragon (info@kulintang.org) 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).  Shipping is also available.

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 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 2017):

Kulintang gongs: a full set of 8 graduated, well-tuned Philippine-made gongs

$500 — Lightweight sweet-sounding, well-tuned, steel kulintang gongs, painted Antique Gold (one set remaining) (see the center set of kulintang gongs, shown in the photos at the bottom of this page)


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


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


Kulintang beaters (“betay”) made of “tamnag” wood, from Sultan Kudarat province:  $25/pair.

Sarunay: a set of 8 graduated, sweet-sounding, well-tuned Philippine-made metal plates, painted Antique Gold.

$150 — Medium-large sarunay set, sold without a stand

$150 — Large sarunay set, sold without a stand (one set remaining)

$350 — Sarunay set with deluxe, Maguindanaon-style, collapsible wood resonator-stand

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: Temporarily out of stock.

Babendil (hand-held timekeeper gong): $150

(photo credit: Danny Kalanduyan, 2016)

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